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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.