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European ETFs reached record high in first quarter

Wed, 26/04/2017 - 12:14

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe reached a new record high of USD640 billion at the end of Q1 2017 surpassing the prior record of USD620 billion set at the end of February 2017.   »

ETF assets globally reach close to USD4tn in first quarter of 2017

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 15:45

ETF data provider ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD3.913 trillion at the end Q1 2017, surpassing the prior record of USD3.844 trillion set at the end of February 2017. »

BlackRock reports global bond ETFs reached best quarter inflows

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:44

Stephen Cohen, Head of Fixed Income Beta at BlackRock, reports that the global bond ETF industry achieved its best quarter on record with USD44.5 billion inflows in Q1 2017, remaining resilient despite a widely-anticipated Fed rate hike in March. »

Betashares reports Aussie ETFs hit net record high in March

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:30

Aussie ETF firm BetaShares reports that the Australian ETF industry increased 4.8 per cent (or AUD1.26 billion) to hit a new record of AUD27.4 billion in funds under management (FUM) at th »

February marks over three years of net inflows into ETFs

Fri, 10/03/2017 - 12:54

ETFs/ETPs listed globally gathered record inflows of USD68 billion and assets reached a new high of USD3.844 trillion at the end of February 2017, according to industry data providers ETFGI. »

Flow Traders announces second best year since inception

Wed, 15/02/2017 - 12:17

ETF and ETP liquidity provider Flow Traders reports that the fourth quarter of 2016 saw its strongest quarter in the year and 2016 was its second best year since inception. »

January sees new record high for ETF assets

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 15:01

ETF data gatherer ETFGI announces that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD3.689 trillion at the end of January 2017 surpassing the prior record of USD3.546 trillion set at the end of December 2016.  »

Passion investments topped by record year for rare whisky

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 09:15

A new report from whisky analyst, broker and investments expert Rare Whisky finds that the booming UK rare whisky auction market has become ‘increasingly liquid’ in an exceptional year for rare Scotch. »

Lipper figures show European ETF assets at an all time high

Mon, 30/01/2017 - 12:07

Detlef Glow, (pictured) Head of EMEA research at Thomson Reuters Lipper reports that assets under management in European ETFs hit a new all-time high of EUR514.5 billion in 2016. »

ETFs and index funds account for 85 per cent of net new assets for third-party channels

Fri, 27/01/2017 - 12:54

The use of passive investment products, exchange traded funds and index funds hit an all-time highs in 2016, driven by third-party distribution channel sales from broker-dealers (B/D), registered investment advisers (RIAs) and banks. »

ETF Securities reports best annual performance since 2009

Wed, 25/01/2017 - 10:16

ETF Securities reports that investor appetite for commodities and robotics ETPs drove 2016 inflows with AUM up by USD5,863 million overall, reflecting the firm’s best performance since 2009. »

Kenneth Heinz. HFR

Hedge funds see largest annual increase since 2014

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 17:15

HFR’s latest report finds that total hedge fund industry capital rose for the third consecutive quarter, surpassing the USD3 trillion milestone for the first time. »

Down Under ETFs break industry records

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 09:21

The Australian ETF industry broke records in both funds under management and trading activity in 2016, despite the high levels of market volatility and uncertainty in the broader macro environment, according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – End of Year Review 2016. »

Global ETF volumes reach new high

Thu, 12/01/2017 - 13:29

ETF data provider, ETFGI, reports that assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD3.546 trillion at the end of 2016 passing the prior record of USD3.444 trillion set at the end of November 2016.  »

MetLife hits GBP5bn in assets

Fri, 12/08/2016 - 09:44

UK wealth manager MetLife now has over GBP5 billion in assets under management, citing the demand for certainty as a driver for its growth.  »

Hidden fees questioned by research

Tue, 09/08/2016 - 12:10

New research from The Investment Association questions claims there are hidden fees lurking in funds that can cost investors several times as much as headline figures. The Association writes that the industry takes such claims seriously, but says that while critics state that hidden fees lie within, they fail to identify conclusive signs of their existence.  »

Manny Roman

Man Group’s results hit by difficult markets

Tue, 26/07/2016 - 09:07

Man Group, the largest listed hedge fund group in the world, has published interim results to end June 2016 that show that funds under management are down from the end December figure of USD78.7 billion to USD76.4 billion.  »

Hermes Multi Strategy Credit posts three years of strong risk-adjusted returns

Hermes Multi Strategy Credit posts three years of strong risk-adjusted returns

Thu, 16/06/2016 - 16:22

Fraser Lundie (pictured), Co-Head of Credit at Hermes Investment Management, explains how the 16.8 per cent return of Hermes Multi Strategy Credit since its May 2013 inception has been achieved by implementing the team’s global, unconstrained approach. »

PTL records 24 per cent revenue growth and 30 new appointments in financial year 2016

Mon, 06/06/2016 - 16:43

Pitmans Trustees Limited (PTL), an independent trustee and governance services provider, has announced its successes and year-end figures for the 2016 financial year, revealing 30 new appointments and a 24 per cent growth in revenue growth. »

Tilney Bestinvest posts GBP17.6m profits in 2015

Mon, 30/05/2016 - 15:23

UK investment and financial planning group Tilney Bestinvest generated a profit of GBP17.6 million for the 12-months to 31 December 2015. This represented the first full year of trading since the merger of Tilney and Bestinvest in August 2014. »

Park First investors seeing 10 per cent returns in year three

Tue, 17/05/2016 - 15:22

Investors now in their third year with Park First – a UK  provider of secure off-airport car parking – are receiving their predicted 10 per cent return on investment. »

Herlequins extends debut 5.5 per cent mini-bond offer

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 15:47

Due to demand, Harlequin FC is to extend the offer period of its debut mini-bond, paying 5.5 per cent gross interest per annum for five years, for an additional two weeks until Tuesday 31 May 2016. »

Average residential prices in PCL now at GBP1.6m

Mon, 16/05/2016 - 09:32

A snapshot of the Prime Central London (PCL) residential property market made up of London’s two most exclusive boroughs, the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea and the City of Westminster, reveals that average prices are now at GBP1.6 million, with average rolling price growth of 5 per cent over the last 12 months.  Since records were first published in 1996, growth has averaged 9 per cent per annum. »

James Skeggs

CTAs March dip continues into April, says Societe Generale Prime Services

Fri, 06/05/2016 - 09:05

Managed futures strategies continued to decline throughout April, following the challenging market conditions that started taking effect in February, registering another month of negative returns, according to Societe Generale Prime Services. »

Amundi publishes first quarter results

Fri, 29/04/2016 - 08:51

Amundi has published its first quarter 2016 results, showing net inflows of EUR13.8 billion, 6 per cent of assets under management, and the inflows were well balanced between medium/long-term assets (+EUR6.9 billion) and treasury products.  »

Citi Private Bank’s speciality hedge fund sales unit sees double digit client growth

Citi Private Bank’s speciality hedge fund sales unit sees double digit client growth

Tue, 26/04/2016 - 16:50

Citi Private Bank North America’s National Hedge Fund Sales Team, which focuses on the private banking needs of hedge fund founders, has grown by more than 50 per cent since inception in 2015 and currently has 140 hedge funds and their principals as clients.  »

Lifetime ISA could double workplace savings

Lifetime ISA could double workplace savings

Mon, 25/04/2016 - 15:54

Including the Lifetime ISA (Lisa) in the national workplace pension scheme could more than double employees’ savings, according to the firm whose proposals were adopted by the Chancellor. »

Baird posts record net revenues for sixth year in a row

Baird posts record net revenues for sixth year in a row

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 16:02

Employee-owned wealth management, capital markets, private equity and asset management firm Baird has posted record net revenues of USD1.3 billion in 2015, a 7 per cent increase over 2014, despite choppy markets and slow economic growth.  »

Ortus Secured Finance to double commercial lending within 12 months

Ortus Secured Finance to double commercial lending within 12 months

Thu, 21/04/2016 - 15:56

Ortus Secured Finance, the London-based commercial lender, says it plans to double its commercial lending to UK leisure sector businesses within the next 12 months. »

Investors are paying over a fifth less in fees as a result of RDR and greater use of passive funds

Investors are paying over a fifth less in fees as a result of RDR and greater use of passive funds

Thu, 14/04/2016 - 16:31

Investors are paying over a fifth less in annual fund fees as a result of the Retail Distribution Review (RDR) and investing more in passive products, according to analysis by rplan.co.uk, the online investment platform. »

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