Latest ETF entrants following new playbooks

This year’s debuts avoiding broader markets, conventional menus

BlackRock to purge 18 ETFs in US

Foreign funds prominent in latest cull

Legg Mason preparing for smart beta ETF push

Filing signals shift in interest away from actively managed rollouts

Bumpy bond market smoothes path for active ETFs

Anxious investors seen as more receptive to managed products

SEC digging into ETF trading, pricing

Request for industry comment suggests regulator preparing to act

BlackRock makes high-profile hires in smart beta

Talent lured from Google, Columbia University

SEC signals willingness to speed up active ETF launches

Regulator opens the door to fast-track listing process

US advisers flocking to ETFs, but not away from active

Passive products looming ever larger in alpha strategies

Eaton Vance struggling to sell brokers on NextShares

Nontransparent ETPs entail new costs, system tweaks for distributors

BlackRock, SSgA push beyond ETFs for asset allocation

Mutual funds targeted to growing model portfolios market

BlackRock rises to defence of securities lending

New paper responds to critics in top echelon of US regulators

Invesco on smart beta hiring spree

Aggressive growth targets for new staff including investments head

WisdomTree downplays concerns over concentration risk

Currency-hedged funds continue to dominate sales

ETFs escalate smart beta battle for active assets

iShares latest to launch ‘multi-factor’ suite targeting core allocations

SSgA promises no major changes with new CEO

Expect tweaks, not overhauls, after O’Hanley takes over

Deutsche AWM dissolving target-date ETFs

Retirement suite struggled to compete with US giants

Schwab’s robo adviser runs on smart beta

New platform diverges from rivals in alternatively weighted ETF allocations

Vanguard looking to license its cost-cutting ETF patent

USAA in negotiations to use coveted mutual fund cloning methodology

Study blames BlackRock for higher air fares

Research finds funds’ intra-industry concentrations lead to overpricing

Eaton Vance’s new NextShares underprice mutual funds

Nontransparent active ETPs will compete on fees