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Active investing in an indexed world
trueWhile active management still plays a critical role in portfolios of all sizes and sophistication levels, it’s hard to ignore the reams of headlines and research notes making the case for passive.
Legg Mason recruits Vanguard executives to develop ETF strategies
trueLegg Mason has recruited two executives from Vanguard Group to lead its new ETF strategies, spokeswoman Mary Athridge said.
Market only driver of money manager AUM growth in '14
trueAssets under management for most publicly-traded money managers inched up in the fourth quarter after they declined nearly across the board in the third quarter.
BlackRock appoints 2 to Asian equities, U.S. ETF businesses
trueChristopher Hall was named managing director and a senior portfolio manager on the Asia fundamental equities team at BlackRock, while Martin Small was named managing director and head of BlackRock’s exchange-traded fund business in the U.S.
Institutional investors to drive ETF asset growth — 2 reports
trueThe exchange-traded funds market is predicted to hit $5 trillion by 2020, with institutional investors tipped as the main drivers of growth, said two separate studies.
ESG strategies largely absent from ETF landscape
trueAs the integration of passive strategies into institutional portfolios accelerates, another unequivocal trend — the consideration of environmental, social and governance factors in investment decisions — remains primarily a pivot point for more socially aware, active investment decisions.
For Vanguard, these are the best of times
trueVanguard Group Inc. on Jan. 20 surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the second-largest exchange-traded fund provider, a new milestone following a year that was filled with them.
Vanguard overtakes SSgA as second-largest ETF manager
trueVanguard Group surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the No. 2 exchange-traded fund provider, in terms of assets under management and overall market share.
F-Squared Investments settles with SEC over false advertising
trueF-Squared Investments will pay $35 million and admit wrongdoing to settle SEC charges of defrauding investors with false performance advertising of its flagship strategy, “AlphaSector,” an active ETF strategy.
3 BlackRock veterans head to Asia in iShares reshuffle
trueGeir Espeskog, a BlackRock managing director and the firm's head of iShares for the Nordics, has been named iShares head of distribution for the Asia Pacific region, part of a broader reshuffle of BlackRock's iShares lineup that will bring a New York-based director to Tokyo and a London-based ...
BlackRock: Global ETP assets to double to $6 trillion over the next 5 years
trueIn its Global ETP Landscape 2014 Year in Review, BlackRock says it sees the exchange-traded products market doubling to $6 trillion in assets over the next five years.
U.N. Joint Staff Pension Fund seeds low-carbon ETFs managed by BlackRock, SSgA
trueUnited Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund provided initial funding for two low-carbon exchange-traded funds, one launched by BlackRock and another by State Street Global Advisors.
ETF conference: Passive strategies, alternatives to dominate future asset growth
trueThe asset management industry is coming back from the depths of the recession, but the largest asset growth area for money managers for the rest of the decade will be passive strategies and alternatives, John C. Siciliano, managing director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, told the audience attending the ...
New York Life Investment Management acquires alternative ETF provider IndexIQ
trueNew York Life Investment Management agreed to purchase IndexIQ, a developer of liquid alternative exchange-traded funds, an IndexIQ spokesman said.
Analysts say PIMCO could survive a further $350 billion asset drain
truePIMCO could withstand an asset drain of up to $350 billion in the next two to three years — about 10% to 15% of its total assets — before its portfolio management operations could be affected, analysts say.