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  1. Strong dollar highlights desire for currency hedging

    trueCurrency-hedged ETFs are as hot as the dollar.

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  1. 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.

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  2. 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.

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  3. 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.

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  4. 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.

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  5. 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.

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  6. 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.

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  7. 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.

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  8. 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.

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  9. 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.

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  10. 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.

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  11. 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.

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  12. For Vanguard, these are the best of times

    trueVanguard Group Inc. on Jan. 20 surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the second-largest exchange-traded fund provider, a new milestone following a year that was filled with them.

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  13. Vanguard overtakes SSgA as second-largest ETF manager

    trueVanguard Group surpassed State Street Global Advisors as the No. 2 exchange-traded fund provider, in terms of assets under management and overall market share.

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