Nov 12, 2013

SkylineThe largest net inflow for two decades to the small cap Russell 2000® Index occurred earlier this year. Gareth Parker, senior director, Index Research, Design & Development of Russell Investments, tells Funds Europe how this index fits into long-term portfolios and in what environment it is likely to outperform in the shorter term.

Nov 12, 2013

ETF providers say custodians need to step up stock lending programmes to serve the European market. Our ETF operations panel discusses this obstacle to industry development, and highlights the problem of multi-market listings. Edited by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Nov 12, 2013

GlobeA pan-European market structure for ETFs might help reduce cost and boost liquidity. Nicholas Pratt examines the latest initiatives to create this model.

Nov 11, 2013

Hand-shake-femaleBlackRock has appointed Rachel Lord as head of its exchange-traded fund (ETF) business, iShares, in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Oct 21, 2013

Oil pumpsETF Securities has launched an exchange-traded investment product that tracks an index of oil and gas futures that is hedged daily against movements in the dollar/euro exchange rate.

Oct 09, 2013

European tagThe burden of addressing regulatory requirements will cost the European funds industry between $300 million and $500 million – or €220 million and €365 million - a year in the next three

Sep 27, 2013

ETF tradingHSBC has launched a Ucits exchange-traded fund (ETF) which is physically replicating the performance of large and mid cap companies across both emerging and developed Asia.

Sep 27, 2013

JunctionHeavy concentration of exchange-traded funds within Europe is predicted to remain. But, more positively, there is evidence of greater use by pension plans, though their uses are narrow, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 24, 2013

Indices boardSmith & Williamson Investment Management, based in London and with £14 billion under management, has reduced the holdings in its North American Trust and acknowledges pressure from the wide use of index funds by advisers.

Sep 23, 2013

ClosedBlackRock's exchange-traded fund (ETF) business, iShares, is to close 15 equity and commodity ETFs, citing low investor demand.