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Exchange-traded product flows slow in April, but year-to-date totals up 21% from 2012
Despite slowing in April to $10.3 billion (from $23 billion in March), global exchange-traded product inflows totaled $79.9 billion through the end of April, up 20.5% compared to the first four months of 2012. According to BlackRock's ETP Landscape for the month of April, equity inflows totaled ...
Vanguard to launch its first ETF in Asia ex-Australia
Vanguard is poised to list an exchange traded fund in Hong Kong - the company's first ETF in Asia ex-Australia, confirmed Shelly Painter, Vanguard's Hong Kong-based Asia regional managing director.
Exchanges creating programs to attract ETP investors and market makers
Amid the blistering pace of exchange-traded product launches in 2012, a subtle undercurrent of skepticism began to creep into the market for new issues.
WisdomTree's assets rise 37.2% in quarter, driven by inflows of $5.9 billion
WisdomTree Investments notched a record quarter, setting new highs in assets under management, inflows, revenue and income, according to its earnings statement for the quarter ended March 31.
PIMCO's Total Return ETF is an exception
PIMCO's Total Return ETF has seen a healthy percentage gain in assets from inflows since the start of the year, and though it lags the amount flowing into its larger mutual fund sibling, the numbers show the 13-month-old exchange-traded fund is finding its own niche.
Arizona State Retirement is initial investor in BlackRock's new factor-based ETFs
BlackRock Inc. officials announced Thursday morning that the company's iShares unit launched three new factor-based equity ETFs designed in conjunction with the investment staff of the Arizona State Retirement System and intended for use by institutional investors.
ETF inflows top $50 billion for third straight quarter
First-quarter inflows into exchange-traded funds totaled $53.1 billion, with $16.9 billion coming in March, according to a Morningstar report issued Thursday.
Record first-quarter inflows push ETF assets to $2.09 trillion
ETFs and other exchange-traded products saw a combined $73.4 billion in net inflows in the first quarter, raising total global assets in investments to $2.09 trillion, according to a report by research firm ETFGI released Monday.
First-quarter global exchange-traded product flows up 7% from a year ago
Global exchange-traded product net flows were $70.1 billion in the first quarter of 2013, up 7% from the period a year ago, but down 9.7% from the previous quarter. Developed markets equity products saw the majority of net inflows with $60.5 billion, followed by fixed income with $11.6 billion. ...
Exchange-traded products enjoy record quarter, report shows
The global exchange-traded product industry registered its best first quarter ever, amassing net inflows of $70.1 billion in the three months ended March 31.
Fees could drive DC plans to adopt ETFs
Exchange-traded funds have a way to go before they become a mainstay on 401(k) menus, but greater awareness of fees is encouraging plan sponsors to consider them.
Big-name asset managers work to grab snippets of ETF pie
Although an oligopoly of three money managers dominates 84% of the U.S. market for exchange-traded funds, the relative newcomers to this fast-growing investment segment are capitalizing on their brand names and existing strengths as competitive advantages.
N.J. Division of Investment ups active management in emerging markets equity
The New Jersey Division of Investment, Trenton, which manages investments for the $72.5 billion New Jersey Pension Fund, plans to transfer $1 billion from emerging markets exchange-traded funds to actively managed portfolios.
Poll results: Do you expect active ETFs to reach $500 billion by 2020?
Although a recent McKinsey & Co. report predicts active exchange-traded funds will reach $500 billion by 2020, 61% of P&I Online readers do not agree.
Institutions' resistance to active ETFs may ease
Five years after the launch of the first active ETF — a short-lived short-duration bond fund from Bear Stearns — and one year after Pacific Investment Management Co. listed an ETF version of its Total Return Bond Fund, the case for active ETFs remains a difficult one.