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BATS Global names global head of exchange-traded products
trueLaura Morrison was named senior vice president, global head of exchange-traded products, at BATS Global Markets.
IMF: Mutual funds, ETFs among strategies that could risk financial stability
truePlain-vanilla money manager strategies and investments can pose risks to financial stability, said the International Monetary Fund in its global financial stability report.
Strong dollar highlights desire for currency hedging
trueCurrency-hedged ETFs are as hot as the dollar.
2 ETFs help WisdomTree exceed $50 billion in assets
trueTwo exchange-traded funds are leading New York-based ETF manager WisdomTree Investments Inc. to experience significant growth.
Iowa Public Employees looking for derivative trading, margin management services
trueIowa Public Employees' Retirement System issued an RFP for firms to provide future commission merchant services and margin management services.
Principal hires PIMCO exec to run new ETF business
truePaul Kim was hired as managing director and head of exchange-traded fund strategy at Principal Global Investors.
BlackRock: Flows into high-yield ETFs pick up in 2015
trueFlows into high-yield corporate bond ETFs in the first two months of 2015 have already surpassed full-year inflows of the past two years, according to BlackRock's monthly ETF Landscape report.
GSAM appoints head of capital markets for ETFs
trueStephen Sachs was named managing director and head of capital markets for the exchange-traded-fund business at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.
Eagle Asset Management snares ETF manager Cougar Global Investments as affiliate
trueEagle Asset Management formed a definitive agreement for Toronto-based money manager Cougar Global Investments to become an affiliate of Eagle Asset.
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.