Oct 10, 2011

HandcuffsThe UBS rogue trader scandal has reignited the controversy over exchange traded funds at a time when the French banking system is worryingly exposed to Greek debt. But investment professionals say most buyers are institutional investors who know the risks, writes George Mitton.

Oct 06, 2011

TransperancyThe controversy over exchange-traded funds (ETFs) has grown so intense that iShares, the BlackRock-owned ETF giant that leads the market with about a 40% share, has released a public report calling for greater transparency and regulation.

Sep 26, 2011

ETFsPimco and Source are launching an exchange-traded fund (ETF) that will invest in emerging market bonds based on an index that weighs each country's GDP and capacity to repay its debts.

Sep 19, 2011

ETFThe news that UBS trader Kweku Adoboli, who allegedly caused losses of about €1.7 billion through rogue trading, dealt in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) at the Swiss bank has reignited a debate over the apparent dangers of ETFs.

Sep 09, 2011

europe_globe_410European equity funds suffered further redemptions in July making ETFs and bond funds the mainstays of the industry, according to Lipper.

Sep 07, 2011

emerging shoots 410HSBC has launched an emerging markets ETF, claiming a highly competitive total expense ratio.

Sep 05, 2011

ETFThe final week of August saw flows into EPFR Global-tracked Equity Funds stage a modest rebound on the back of bargain hunting and optimism that the US Federal Reserve will pull the trigger on another round of quantitative easing.

Sep 01, 2011

STEEL-YENInvesting in commodities can protect against wars and supply shocks while cashing in on emerging market growth. But the asset class is blamed for worsening hunger in the Third World, finds George Mitton.

Sep 01, 2011

Rudolf-ApenbrinkHaving returned last year from Asia to become Emea head of HSBC's fund management business, Rudolf Apenbrink still has a keen eye on emerging markets, finds Nick Fitzpatrick.

Sep 01, 2011

Fish---blueTotal European net fund sales yo-yoed their way through the first six months of 2011, but ETFs enjoyed much steadier flows. Mark McFee asks if this shows that ETFs are set apart from the rest of the industry.