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Adam Laird, Lyxor

Investors look for low volatility in tricky markets

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 12:07

Adam Laird, head of ETF strategy, Northern Europe for Lyxor reports a sea change in investors’ use of smart beta ETFs in the last year. Lyxor currently manages around EUR3 billion in smart beta funds – just less than 5 per cent of its assets. Flows have been steady across 2018, with a sizable uptick in smart beta flows in Q3, along with rising market volatility – bringing Europe’s smart beta inflows over EUR4.6 billion. »

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Kuber Ventures hires former Fidelity International client services specialist

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:47

Kuber Ventures, an alternative investment platform specialising in EIS and SEIS, has appointed a new Head of Client Services – Anne Butler, a former Associate Director of Fidelity International. »

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European pension plans embracing innovation to tackle new era of low-returns and high volatility, says study

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:40

Amid fears of another economic shock and fading trust in European political institutions, pension plans are using fresh approaches to generate returns, according to a new survey published by CREATE-Research and European asset manager Amundi. »

Niels Nielsen, ZEDRA

ZEDRA acquires JP Integra

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:36

ZEDRA, a global provider of trust, corporate and fund services, has acquired the JP Integra Group (JP Integra), a Cayman-based provider of fund, corporate and trustee services. »

Hiti Singh, Octopus

Global ageing population growth set to drive USD200bn demand for healthcare infrastructure

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 10:11

Some USD200 billion will be invested into Healthcare Infrastructure over the next five years, according to a new report published by Octopus Group based on a global survey of institutional investors. »

Horizons ETFs to close two ETFs

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:42

Horizons ETFs Management is to terminate the Horizons Global Currency Opportunities ETF and the Horizons Active Intl Developed Markets Equity ETF, effective at the close of business on Thursday 14 February 2019. »

New Lyxor ETFs on Xetra provide access to inflation-linked government bonds

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:20

Lyxor International Asset Management has launched two new ETFs giving access to government inflation-linked bonds on Xetra and the Börse Frankfurt venue. »

Growth

Asian ETFs show strong growth potential, says Cerulli

Mon, 03/12/2018 - 08:01

ETFs in Asia are showing strong growth potential, with assets under management (AUM) rising gradually in key markets over the last few years, due to both market appreciation and inflows. »

Global ETF launches for week beginning 26.11.18

Sun, 02/12/2018 - 16:25

In a quiet week for ETF launches, Global X Funds debuted a new e-commerce fund tracking an NLP-based index from Solactive, while the latest offering from UBS provides an index-based investment in bonds issued by international development banks. Elsewhere, iFunds launched a new range of ETF-based low-cost ethical portfolios featuring active risk management… »

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SEC charges two celebrities with unlawfully touting coin offerings

Fri, 30/11/2018 - 11:00

The SEC has issued and settled charges against professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and music producer Khaled Khaled, known as DJ Khaled, for failing to disclose payments they received for promoting investments in Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs).  »

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