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Boaz Weinstein, Saba

Saba launches closed-end fund-focused ETF

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:44

Alternative investment firm Saba Capital Management has launched CEFS, an actively managed ETF that seeks to generate high income by investing in closed-end funds trading at a discount to net asset value (NAV) and hedging the ETF's risk to rising interest rates.   »

Bob D Peatman, Beaumont Capital Management

Beaumont strategies added to HedgeCoVest and SMArt Xchange

Tue, 28/02/2017 - 13:28

Beaumont Capital Management (BCM), a provider of tactical, ETF-based investment solutions, has made its strategies available through HedgeCoVest, a unified managed accounts platform, and SMArt Xchange, an alliance partnership between HedgeCoVest and SS&C Advent. »

AGF launches quantitative investing and ETF platform

AGF launches quantitative investing and ETF platform

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 14:21

AGF Investments has launched AGFiQ Asset Management (AGFiQ), a quantitative investment platform powered by a multi-disciplined team that combines investment professionals across AGF and its affiliates from Highstreet Asset Management and FFCM. »

Man with a loudhailer

Nuveen commodity funds complete liquidation

Mon, 02/01/2017 - 12:28

Nuveen, an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management, has completed the liquidations of the Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund (CFD) and the Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (CTF). »

Mihir Kapadia, Sun Global Investments

Sun Global CEO comments on popularity of ETFs

Mon, 21/11/2016 - 16:07

CEO and Founder of Sun Global Investments, Mihir Kapadia, has commented on why investors are increasingly choosing ETFs over hedge funds. »

GSAM launches Hedge Industry VIP ETF

GSAM launches Hedge Industry VIP ETF

Fri, 04/11/2016 - 13:44

Goldman Sachs Asset Management (GSAM) has launched an ETF seeking to track the Goldman Sachs Hedge Fund VIP Index, a proprietary index maintained by GSAM. »

ASCI Funds launches ETF based on quantified customer satisfaction data

ASCI Funds launches ETF based on quantified customer satisfaction data

Wed, 02/11/2016 - 09:51

Data-drive asset manager ACSI Funds has launched its inaugural exchange-traded fund, the American Customer Satisfaction Core Alpha ETF (BATS: ACSI), which sheds light on customer satisfaction for more than 350 national brands. »

JP Morgan launches first active ETF

JP Morgan launches first active ETF

Thu, 15/09/2016 - 12:34

JP Morgan Asset Management has launched its first alternative and actively managed exchange-traded fund, JPMorgan Diversified Alternatives ETF (JPHF). »

Alex Vynokur

AMP Capital and BetaShares add Dynamic Markets Fund to suite of ETMFs

Thu, 04/08/2016 - 15:58

AMP Capital and BetaShares have launched their third active exchange traded managed fund (ETMF). The AMP Capital Dynamic Markets Fund (Hedge Fund) (DMKT) is the first global multiasset fund trading on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). »

Christopher Meyers

ETFs push through UK reservations

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:54

Christopher Meyers (pictured), head UK & NL institutional trading at Flow Traders, reports that over the last 18 months, the firm has seen an increase in wealth and asset managers in the UK using ETFs. »

Townsend Lansing

Retail demand for ETFs is growing

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:50

Townsend Lansing (pictured), head of ETCs, ETF Securities reports that the range of investors using exchange traded commodities (ETCs) is broadening to include retail investors. "Interestingly enough in the early days we probably saw predominantly institutional investors using them the most," he says. »

Chanchal Samadder

Demand soars for risk-off ETFs

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:46

The incredible level of market volatility arising from the uncertainty over the UK's referendum vote has caused a great deal of de-risking on the part of investors over recent months. »

Marc Knowles

Quality strategy brings in the income

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:43

Last November saw BMO Global Asset Management, part of the Bank of Montreal, open the European arm of its ETF business in London.  »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

ETFs make their mark with wealth advisers and managers

Tue, 05/07/2016 - 09:39

June has seen two events in the ETF calendar organised by firms who have overcome their market competitiveness with each other in favour of educating investors.  »

Paul Keeton, Dorsey Wright

Using relative strength to harvest alpha in fixed income ETFs

Mon, 20/06/2016 - 09:39

Dorsey, Wright & Associates, a Nasdaq company, whose expertise in technical analysis helps bring innovative investment solutions to Wall Street, has developed a new ‘smart beta’ fixed income index designed to operate in a non-traditional fashion.  »

Two out six IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in January

Two out six IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in January

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:35

Two out six of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded positive performance in January. »

All six MVIS investable long/short equity indices negative in January

All six MVIS investable long/short equity indices negative in January

Tue, 02/02/2016 - 09:41

All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices recorded negative performance in January. »

Jeremy Schwartz

WisdomTree launches Dynamic Long/Short US Equity Fund and Dynamic Bearish US Equity Fund

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 09:32

Exchange traded fund sponsor and asset manager WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Dynamic Long/Short US Equity Fund (DYLS) and WisdomTree Dynamic Bearish US Equity Fund (DYB) on the BATS Exchange.  »

Howie Li, Canvas

Canvas platform accelerates smart beta offering

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 09:54

ETF Securities is using its established infrastructure to build out its smart beta product offering as investors increasingly turn to lower cost alternatives to active strategies. Having grown into one of Europe's leading ETF providers over recent years, ETF Securities has started to see momentum build in its ‘Canvas' initiative, borne out of the firm's desire to bring more solutions across different asset classes.  »

James Williams, etfexpress

Smart beta products set for rapid growth to 2020

Wed, 02/12/2015 - 09:52

According to a new report by ETFGI, smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally, gathered USD53.7billion in the first 10 months of 2015. There were 764 smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs, with 1,336 listings and assets of USD399billion from 106 providers listed on 31 exchanges in 27 countries. »

All six IQ Hedge indexes down in September

All six IQ Hedge indexes down in September

Mon, 19/10/2015 - 10:17

All six of IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge investable hedge fund replication indexes recorded negative performance in September. »

BATS Global Markets reports record market share in US options and ETF trading

BATS Global Markets reports record market share in US options and ETF trading

Mon, 12/10/2015 - 15:50

BATS Global Markets (BATS) has reported record market share in both its US options and US exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading businesses in September. »

All six MVIS Long/Short Equity Indices negative in September

All six MVIS Long/Short Equity Indices negative in September

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 10:23

All six of Market Vectors Index Solutions’ (MVIS) investable Long/Short Equity Indices produced negative returns in September. Each index is constructed using transparent, liquid ETFs and US Treasury securities to produce hedge fund-style returns without hedge fund pricing, opaqueness and redemption restrictions. »

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Wed, 09/09/2015 - 14:17

Euronext has expanded its Spotlight options offering with new options on Flow Traders NV (FLW), a technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs).  »

Hector McNeil, WisdomTree

RDR aids ETF growth in the UK

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:45

The Retail Distribution Review has aided the recent rapid growth in ETF usage in the UK says Hector McNeil (pictured), Co-CEO, WisdomTree Europe. "Increasingly with the move to fee-based models, the alignment of the wealth adviser and investors is more apparent," he says. "It's now a much more symbiotic structure and basically the structure that they have in the US, where ETFs have taken off." »

Arnaud Llinas, Lyxor Asset Management

Pioneer ETF firm offers essential range

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:41

In terms of ETF assets under management, Lyxor Asset Management is in the top three in Europe, with USD54 billion in assets in ETFs, behind iShares and Deutsche Bank. »

Nitesh Shah, ETF Securities

Asserting fundamentals over sentiment

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:38

By Nitesh Shah (pictured), ETF Securities – The commodity cycle is turning. Excess supply is being cut back across a broad range of commodities. While it will take time to reduce surplus stock, the trend is now set in the right direction. Sentiment however, remains stubbornly negative as multiple years of poor performance has jaded investors. We assert that if sentiment starts to realign with fundamentals there maybe scope for strong price gains. Exchange traded products (ETPs) allow investors to capitalise on such investment themes. »

Fannie Wurtz, Amundi

Investing smart with buyback ETFs

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:34

By Fannie Wurtz, Amundi – The development of Smart Beta solutions has become a major field of innovation in the ETF industry: the wide range of both mono and multi-strategy ETFs allows investors to benefit from a broad choice of tools to meet different investment needs and weather changing market conditions. In the case of ETFs which track Buyback indices, investors may be able to access significant yield through a return-oriented filter to the underlying investment universe. Furthermore, stock selection can be improved with an equal-weighting scheme applied by the index provider to ensure unbiased exposure to the underlying theme. »

Andrew Walsh, UBS

Currency hedged ETFs boom under Swiss care

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:29

Swiss bank UBS, headquartered in Zurich has been offering ETFs for some time across continental Europe but it was only in the last few years that they entered the UK market from which point their business has been gaining strong momentum ever since.  »

Koei Imai, Nikko Asset Management

Abenomics invigorates Japanese ETFs

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:24

There are convincing signs, including the recent 18-year high of the Nikkei share index, that Abenomics is reinvigorating the world's third largest economy. The Japanese ETF industry too has enjoyed tremendous growth under Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic reforms and now some leading Japanese ETF providers are courting Western investors.  »



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