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Stephen Scott, BRI Partners

Index offers enhanced beta for small cap stocks

Fri, 08/09/2017 - 13:33

BRI Partners is a firm that designs, builds and researches investable indices. Stephen Scott, (pictured) partner at the firm, explains that the company has been in the sector for a year but individually each partner has had extensive investment industry experience. »

Hector McNeil, HANetf

HANetf crashes barriers to entry in ETF sector

Mon, 21/08/2017 - 14:32

News came last week that ETF entrepreneurs Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowksi are aiming to disrupt the European ETF market with the launch of Europe’s first ‘white label’ UCITS ETF platform, HANetf. »

Howie Li, ETF Securities

Future proof your portfolio

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 13:17

Against the backdrop of the current macroeconomic environment, Howie Li (pictured), CEO, Canvas, ETF Securities, is encouraging investors to think deeply about future proofing their portfolios. »

Christine Cantrell, BMO Global Asset Management

Enhanced Income Equity ETFs – a first for BMO

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 13:10

The new BMO Enhanced Equity Income ETFs range is a first for passive investors says Christine Cantrell (pictured), sales director, ETFs, at BMO Global Asset Management. The strategy brings an institutional approach to investing, available in an ETF format, with broad equity benchmarks at its core and an option overlay for additional yield. »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

Continued wealth management support fuels rising ETF assets

Tue, 25/07/2017 - 13:01

The ETF industry has enjoyed another extraordinary year of asset gathering. At the end of June 2017, there were 1,830 US exchange traded funds with assets of USD2,886 billion according to the latest monthly overview of the US ETF market by Ultumus. Assets in the iShares Core products MSCI EAFE ETF, S&P 500 ETF and US Agg Bond ETF all experienced strong inflows during the month of June, attracting in excess of USD2 billion each along with the SPDR Fin Sel Sector ETF. »

Charles Ekins , Ekins Guinness

Tim Guinness joins Ekins Guinness as a Partner

Thu, 22/06/2017 - 08:42

Tim Guinness, Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Guinness Asset Management, is backing Ekins Guinness LLP – previously Enigma Investments – and has joined the firm as a Partner. »

FTSE Russell report finds new high in smart beta, ESG and multi-factor index adoption

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 14:52

FTSE Russell’s report Smart beta: 2017 global survey, finds that there has been a new high in global smart beta index adoption and continued strong interest in smart sustainability and multi-factor indexes from global institutional asset owners. »

Lyxor ETF research finds fewer active funds outperform benchmark

Thu, 11/05/2017 - 12:43

Lyxor Asset Management has published the findings of its annual study comparing the performance of active funds domiciled in Europe with that of their benchmarks. »

World’s largest stock and bond funds report lower expense ratios

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 08:46

Vanguard has reported lower expense ratios for 82 mutual fund and ETF shares, including the world’s two largest stock funds and largest bond fund. »

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.   »

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