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  1. 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 ...

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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 ...

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. Booming derivatives costs are welcome news for ETFs

    trueWelcome to “intended” consequences.

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  6. October ETF flows by asset class

    trueFixed-income exchange-traded funds had the highest inflows by asset class in October, pulling in $17.7 billion.

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  7. Eaton Vance receives SEC exemption for active non-transparent ETFs

    trueThe SEC granted Eaton Vance an exemption from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 to permit the offering of exchange-traded managed funds, said Eaton Vance spokeswoman Robyn Tice.

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  8. ETP traders not responding to exchange overtures

    trueAll too often, exchange-traded products are described as mutual funds that trade like stocks. A closer look reveals that not to be the case. To the surprise of many, ETP traders are comfortable in the dark.

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  9. Money managers to redraw battle plans after SEC nixes batch of nontransparent ETFs

    trueActive fund managers will have to redraw battle plans in their years-long push to bring new products to exchanges after regulators delivered a public rebuke to two proposals for so-called “non-transparent” ETFs.

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  10. SEC rejects applications for non-transparent ETFs

    trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an appeal by active fund managers to allow ETFs to trade without disclosing their underlying holdings.

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  11. ETF managers await key SEC decisions

    trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled to make key decisions this month and next that could help expand the marketplace for active ETFs, paving the way for new offerings and expanding the number of money management firms offering products.

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  12. BlackRock names new iShares head for Asia Pacific region

    trueSusan Chan, a Hong Kong-based managing director with BlackRock, has been appointed head of iShares Asia Pacific.

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  13. Frontier markets move slowly onto investors' radar

    trueFrontier market equities may or may not be the next place for institutional investors to earn exceptional returns, but looking to an exchange-traded fund for that exposure can come with some challenges.

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