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Asset owners could account for 25% of global ETF usage within 5 years — iShares strategist
trueAsset owners could account for a quarter of exchange-traded fund usage globally in five years, a potentially giant leap from as low as 5% now, according to a senior executive with BlackRock Inc.'s iShares ETF business.
Texas pension fund executive discusses ins and outs of ETFs
trueNot long after Leighton Shantz joined the $26 billion Employees Retirement System of Texas, Austin, as director of fixed income in April 2012, his review of the nearly $6 billion bond portfolio called for a shift in strategy. Moving to a bifurcated mandate of “rates” and “credit,” however, would ...
Poll results: What will LSE do with Russell's investment management and consulting businesses?
trueAlmost 35% of P&I Online readers believe London Stock Exchange Group PLC will keep Russell Investments' asset management and consulting businesses, according to a poll the week of June 30.
Developed equities outside the U.S. see biggest ETP flows through June
trueGlobal exchange-traded product flows through June 30 totaled $123.9 billion, up 24.6% from $99.4 billion through the first six months of 2013, according to BlackRock's monthly ETP Landscape report.
Russell purchase will create a titan in indexes
trueIf the London Stock Exchange Group's deal to buy Russell Investments goes through, it will create the second-largest index provider of U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds by combining Russell Indexes with FTSE, another popular ETF benchmark whose producer is also under LSE Group's aegis.
FTSE-Russell index combination will rank third in ETF assets
trueThe combination of London Stock Exchange Group (FTSE) and Russell Investments index businesses will rank the firm third among index providers in terms of exchange-traded fund assets under management across all asset classes.
Market changes show how ETP complexity can grow
trueRecent shifts in the leveraged loan market have once again spotlighted a constant for all exchange-traded products: complexity increases as the liquidity of the underlying assets decreases.
BlackRock's iShares Canada chief leaves post
trueMary Anne Wiley resigned from her position as managing director and head of the BlackRock exchange-traded funds unit iShares Canada.
DoubleLine teams with State Street for active ETF
trueState Street Corp. and Jeffrey Gundlach's DoubleLine Capital have teamed to open their first actively managed bond exchange-traded fund to compete with Bill Gross' PIMCO Total Return ETF.
Sponsored ETFs continue healthy growth; liquidity cited as big reason
trueTotal worldwide assets managed in sponsored exchange-traded funds soared 23.5% to $1.92 trillion as of Dec. 31, according to the latest Pensions & Investments money manager survey.
ETF returns more than just indexes, expense ratios
trueIf recent regulatory filings are any indication, large exchange-traded fund transactions are increasingly commonplace among North America's largest pension funds and endowments. Yet, for any holding period, returns can be significantly influenced by factors beyond the index return and the expense ...
Ontario Teachers reduces iShares emerging markets ETF by 74% in Q1
trueOntario Teachers' Pension Plan, Toronto, sold about 74% of its shares, valued at US$1.2 billion, in BlackRock iShares MSCI Emerging Market Index ETF in the first quarter, according to an SEC filing Tuesday.
Potholes litter road to ETF investment by DC plans
trueWith the very public launch of an ETF-only 401(k) plan option by Charles Schwab Corp., might some defined contribution plan executives finally be willing to give exchange-traded funds a try?
New Jersey cuts back allocation to emerging markets ETFs
trueNo other U.S. pension fund, endowment or foundation has invested as heavily in emerging markets ETFs as the New Jersey Pension Fund, Trenton, a $3.2 billion gamble at its height. Now the state's reversing course.
BlackRock's new China license could give its ETFs a leg up
trueBlackRock Inc.'s new license to invest directly in China's capital markets could prove a key to fending off increasingly fierce competition for the A-share exchange-traded fund business the giant New York money manager pioneered a decade ago.