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.

Sep 16, 2013

Stock market2Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have risen in importance for defined benefit (DB) pension plans and other investors in the aftermath of 2008, when the collapse of Lehman Brothers triggered the financial crisis.

Sep 12, 2013

IndexOssiam has listed a risk-weighted smart beta commodity exchange-traded fund (ETFs) on the London Stock Exchange, the Borsa Italiana, NYSE Euronext Paris and Xetra in Germany.

Sep 06, 2013

RoadWith asset servicing largely dominated by domestic players at the local level, foreign asset servicers hope that investors will increase their overseas investment, finds Nicholas Pratt.

Sep 05, 2013

ETF tradingAugust was the first month in which renminbi qualified foreign institutional investor (RQFII) exchange-traded funds (ETFs) had a positive net inflow in seven months.

Jul 29, 2013

ETFsVanguard Group, the third-largest global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), said that its ETFs “continue to gain widespread investor acceptance across Europe and on a global basis”.

Jul 23, 2013

Oscilloscope lineFunds Europe analysis of Lipper data shows where ETFs have beat active returns and supports the investment thesis that gives guidance on blending active and passive investment, says Nick Fitzpatrick.

Jul 23, 2013

CoralEurope's ETF market lags behind the US in volume but attempts to make the market more efficient may hold the key to greater growth, Nicholas Pratt discovers.