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  1. 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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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. BlackRock shuttering its iShares target-date ETF business

    trueBlackRock's exchange-traded funds division, iShares, is shutting down its entire lineup of target-date ETFs next month.

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  5. Benefit and future of non-transparent ETFs uncertain

    truePressure is building behind the dam to release a new kind of exchange-traded fund into the world, yet many observers continue to ask: “Who benefits?”

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  6. BlackRock adds iShares Canada managing director

    truePat Chiefalo was named managing director and head of product for BlackRock's iShares Canada.

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  7. WisdomTree forms Australian alliance with BetaShares

    trueWisdomTree Investments and BetaShares have formed an alliance that makes BetaShares the exclusive marketing agent for WisdomTree's U.S.-listed exchange-traded funds in the Australia and New Zealand institutional markets.

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  8. YTD equity ETF flows more than double fixed income through July

    trueEquity funds have attracted $59.6 billion in year-to-date flows through July 31, and fixed income funds were a distant second with $24.6 billion, according to State Street Global Advisors' July U.S. ETF Flash Flows report.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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 ...

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  11. 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.

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  12. 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.

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  13. 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.

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