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