etfs

Mar 06, 2013

Hong KongAmong the mega-trends influencing the asset management industry worldwide are the increase in fund regulation with transnational impact and the growth of asset management in Asia.

Feb 15, 2013

In numbersMutual fund investors in the United States look particularly annoyed with active returns if fund flow data is anything to go by, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Feb 15, 2013

Stage... and although fund platforms should help ETF providers grow their business in the UK retail market, Nicholas Pratt finds there are still operational issues.

Feb 14, 2013

ETF tradingFirst Trust Advisors, a US investment provider, plans to launch three exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Europe using smart beta indices.

Feb 07, 2013

footprintsInvestors are left with providers' 'self-serving' methodologies when it comes to calculating tracking error in exchange-traded funds (ETFs), Morningstar warns, adding that a harmonised approach would be beneficial.

Jan 10, 2013

ETF tradingBlackRock has added $17.6 billion (€13.5 billion) to its iShares exchange-traded fund (ETF) platform with the acquisition of Credit Suisse's ETF business announced today.

Jan 08, 2013

SweetsChina and Brazil exchange-traded funds are reaching critical mass, driven by increasing investor sophistication. Muriel Oatham finds that emerging markets have become a bigger part of people's portfolios in recent years, but Bric funds may provide limited diversification benefits.

Jan 08, 2013

Regulatory scrutiny has put the focus on stock lending. Funds Europe asked a range of exchange-traded fund providers for reaction to this issue and others raised by the European Securities and Markets Authority.

Jan 08, 2013

Waving flagThe number of fixed income exchange-traded funds has grown, helped by investors seeking lower risk investments and diversification away from active funds. Muriel Oatham asks whether products are really new and innovative if providers are using ideas from America.

Jan 08, 2013

FlagsEuropean ETFs are regaining momentum though more investor focus on administration is likely, says Liam Butler, of Northern Trust.

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