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October ETF flows by asset class
trueFixed-income exchange-traded funds had the highest inflows by asset class in October, pulling in $17.7 billion.
Eaton Vance receives SEC exemption for active non-transparent ETFs
trueThe SEC granted Eaton Vance an exemption from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940 to permit the offering of exchange-traded managed funds, said Eaton Vance spokeswoman Robyn Tice.
ETP traders not responding to exchange overtures
trueAll too often, exchange-traded products are described as mutual funds that trade like stocks. A closer look reveals that not to be the case. To the surprise of many, ETP traders are comfortable in the dark.
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.
SEC rejects applications for non-transparent ETFs
trueThe Securities and Exchange Commission has declined an appeal by active fund managers to allow ETFs to trade without disclosing their underlying holdings.
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 ...