etfs

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.

Jan 08, 2013

The growth of exchange-traded funds has been steady for the past three years. But according to our panel, new products are being launched with a closer eye on risk and perfomance components. Chaired by Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jan 08, 2013

Valerie BaudsonAmundi Group has brought innovation to the ETF world without breaking the golden rules of transparency and liquidity, says Valerie Baudson.

Jan 08, 2013

BetaIn the last few years smart indexing has grown in popularity with fund managers. Barney Hatt looks at what the concept means, what providers are doing with it and what use investors can make of it.

Jan 08, 2013

Francois MilletInvestors who have been disappointed by recent performance of market-cap weighted indices are increasingly turning to alternative or 'smart' beta, says Francois Millet, managing director and head of index development at Lyxor.

Jan 08, 2013

LabNoël Amenc of the Edhec-Risk Institute examines risk in smart beta indices and argues that not enough information is made available for investors to assess products.

Jan 08, 2013

MakeupNicholas Pratt looks at the role asset services can play to help struggling exchange-traded funds reach sufficient liquidity.

Jan 08, 2013

WheatDividends are becoming central to equity investment strategies in the low-growth environment. Barney Hatt looks at how the ETF world is responding.

Jan 07, 2013

ChopsticksThere is now more than $10 billion (€7.6 billion) invested in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that track FTSE’s China A50 Index, says the index provider, quoting Bloomberg data.

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