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European ETFs saw high trading volume in May, data shows

'Buys' exceeded 'sells' across all European-listed ETF asset classes, especially in equities and commodities, according to data. Tradeweb Markets' European ETF platform experienced significant trading...

Passive funds dominate top 10 most-held funds list

Only two active funds feature in the top 10 most-held funds in managed portfolios, reflecting the dominance of passive and blended approaches, according to...

Invesco to merge UK and European equities teams

US-based asset manager Invesco is to merge its UK and European equities teams. Amid a decline in investor interest in British stocks, the firm said...

Global ETF assets hit $12.89 trillion in May

Assets invested in the global ETFs industry reached a new record high of $12.89 trillion at the end of May 2024, surpassing the previous...

Robeco launches global multi-thematic strategy

Netherlands-based asset manager Robeco has launched a global multi-thematic strategy which offers, according to a press statement, a “turnkey solution” to investors long-term returns...

Lightrock launches small-cap strategy

London-based investment platform Lightrock has launched a global small-cap strategy. The fund aims to outperform its benchmark, the MSCI World Small Cap Index, and has...

BlackRock launches global small-cap fund

BlackRock has launched a global small-cap equities fund that aims to capitalise on high-alpha opportunities among smaller firms. The BlackRock Global Smaller Companies fund will...

How Gulf markets perceive global issues

Despite a Middle East economic miracle, Gulf stock markets are paying an unfair price for global instability, says Amer Halawi, head of research, Al...

UK platforms lifted by stock returns but flows still under pressure

Flows into UK fund platforms were comparatively weak in the first quarter of 2024, yet platform assets were propelled by stock market returns to...

Allspring adds global equity fund to climate transition suite

US-based Allspring Global Investments has expended its suite of climate transition funds with the addition of a global equity fund. The fund, managed by Allspring’s...

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