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MiFID II to drive increased use of ETFs says Invesco PowerShares

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 12:55

Two-thirds (67 per cent) of institutional and sophisticated investors polled by Invesco PowerShares believe that MiFID II will result in increased use of ETFs by institutional investors in Europe.  »

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BITREAL Capital secures BaFin authorisation for new blockchain fund

Tue, 24/04/2018 - 09:15

BITREAL Capital has been granted marketing authorisation and registration by the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) for the BITREAL Real Estate Blockchain Opportunities Fund 1 GmbH & Co KG (BREBCO 1). »

STOXX and RiskFirst launch LDI index family

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:58

Index provider STOXX and defined benefit pensions specialists RiskFirst have jointly launched the iSTOXX RiskFirst LDI index family. »

ETFs grow to second largest turnover segment on SIX Swiss Exchange

Wed, 04/04/2018 - 12:20

March 2018’s figures from SIX Swiss Exchange reveal that in the first quarter of 2018, for the first time ever, ETFs were the second-largest segment in terms of turnover.  »

Euronext completes Irish Stock Exchange purchase

Tue, 27/03/2018 - 12:15

Euronext has completed its acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange plc, achieving what it describes as a major milestone in the expansion of its federal model. »

Rohtas Handa, MPI

MPI joins with BarclayHedge to produce dynamic hedge fund indices

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:02

Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched a hedge fund index business line that will aim to provide investors with improved benchmarks for measuring hedge fund performance. »

James Wang, ARK Invest

ARK Invest celebrates power of artificial intelligence

Fri, 09/03/2018 - 10:58

US ETF provider ARK Invest, with over USD4 billion under management, operates in the disruptive innovation space, offering investments through various wrappers including two actively managed ETF funds that both achieved returns of over 87 per cent in 2017. »

New index provider LIMEYARD partners with Vienna Stock Exchange

Wed, 07/03/2018 - 09:19

Zurich-based index provider LIMEYARD has announced a strategic partnership with the Vienna Stock Exchange (Wiener Börse AG) aimed at strengthening its index offering globally by providing real-time index calculation and data dissemination.  »

Hector McNeil, HANetf

HANetf makes senior hires

Tue, 19/12/2017 - 12:13

New white labelling ETF firm HANetf, launched by ETF entrepreneurs Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski, has made two senior hires. »

Tom Staudt, ARK

ARK puts the disruptive into innovative investments

Fri, 01/12/2017 - 09:15

ARK Investment Management’s ARKK and ARKW disruptive innovation ETFs have returned 76.7 per cent and 72.1 per cent respectively year to date. »

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