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Institutional investors predict growth of SME asset-backed securitisations

Institutional investors predict growth of SME asset-backed securitisations

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:17

A new study reveals that seven in ten (69 per cent) European institutional investors believe there will be an increase in the issuance of SME finance-related asset backed securitisations (ABS) over the next two years. »

ChartIQ and Adaptive showcase the future of HTML5 for institutional trading

ChartIQ and Adaptive showcase the future of HTML5 for institutional trading

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:15

ChartIQ, a specialist in HTML5 financial charting, and Adaptive, an institutional front office software development consultancy, have launched a new integration via OpenFin, demonstrating the future of integrated HTML5 software for capital markets. »

Euronext expands global reach to Israel

Euronext expands global reach to Israel

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 14:07

Euronext has received approval from the Israeli Securities Authority (ISA) to allow Israeli based qualified trading firms to have direct access to Euronext’s cash and derivatives markets.  »

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.  »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

ETF usage by wealth managers in the UK is on the rise

Tue, 01/09/2015 - 13:15

Boutique asset managers favour ETFs was one of the findings of a recent survey conducted by research firm TABB Group for software company SunGard. Some 48 per cent saw ETFs as an area of significant demand from investors, with many boutique managers using ETFs as a low cost way of investing in an asset class and bolstering performance through stock picking and direct investment. »

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