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  1. 'Smart beta' term stays, but investor interest divided

    trueDespite reluctantly accepting the phrase “smart beta” to define alternatively weighted index investing, U.S. institutional investors remain divided on how and when to embrace these strategies and products, particularly exchange-traded funds, in their investment allocations.

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  1. ETF providers step up to defend the status quo

    trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission's solicitation of perspectives on the state of exchange-traded products produced a fruitful, if predictable, bounty of views from the asset management industry.

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  2. Van Eck to take over 2 ETFs

    trueVan Eck Global is acquiring two exchange-traded funds from Yorkville ETF Advisors and Exchange Traded Concepts.

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  3. Fixed-income ETF investors staying away from ultrashort-term market

    trueThe most significant money market fund reforms — floating net asset values, liquidity fees and gates — take effect in October 2016 and a pocket of the fixed-income exchange-traded fund market once expected to attract investors looking for on-demand liquidity has yet to significantly materialize.

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  4. F-Squared files for bankruptcy

    trueF-Squared Investments filed for bankruptcy protection Wednesday, capping the rise-and-fall story of the exchange-traded fund manager.

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  5. ETPs see record flows in first half

    trueExchange-traded products saw record net flows in the first half of 2015. Global ETPs had net flows of $152.3 billion during the first six months of the year, eclipsing the previous record of $130 billion in the first half of 2014, according to data released Wednesday by ETFGI.

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  6. GSAM recruits product development head for ETF business

    trueTony Kelly was named a managing director and head of product development for the exchange-traded fund business at Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

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  7. Learning from a walk through the fund graveyard

    trueExchange-traded fund issuers and acolytes like to flaunt significant figures — nearly $3 trillion in assets under management globally, $2 trillion in the United States — but the industry is not exactly crowing about a recent milestone.

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  8. ETFs enhance the options for liquidity management

    trueAmong the myriad uses that institutional investors have found for exchange-traded funds, few intersect with the investor's ongoing operating model more than as an overlay for liquidity management.

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  9. Getting smart on smart beta

    trueAs smart beta continues to gain momentum, particularly in the institutional market, now is the time for investors to get smart on smart beta.

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  10. Poking holes in the bond ETF meltdown scenario

    trueA school of thought has emerged that places fixed-income exchange-traded funds at the center of a potential liquidity crisis in corporate bonds.

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  11. Invesco's AUM flat for quarter; outflows continue at ETF business

    trueInvesco on Thursday reported $798.3 billion in assets under management as of March 31, flat from three months earlier and up 1.4% from a year earlier.

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  12. Institutional use of ETFs due to grow next year

    trueSome 34% of officials at defined benefit plans, foundations and endowments say they use ETFs or ETNs, and of those, one-quarter plan to increase their usage, a new Pensions & Investments survey shows.

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  13. 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.

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