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    1. October 19, 2014

      ‘The game has changed for ETFs in Australia’

      Australia’s exchange traded funds market has long puzzled industry watchers, who describe its slow development as a mystery....

    2. September 28, 2014

      Insurers to target infrastructure to boost investment yields

      Insurance companies are dramatically increasing non-traditional infrastructure investments such as school building and power...

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    1. Brazil & the US 2013

      Politics put to one side in sign of closer ties...
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      In the fourth part of our series examining the relationship between institutional inve...
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    1. July 16, 2014

      BlackRock: bouldering on

      BlackRock The juggernaut that is BlackRock rumbles on. A net inflow of $38bn in the second quarter brought the total that...

    2. July 9, 2014

      Low volatility is bad for ‘low-vol’ funds

      Volatility in almost all world markets is low. Spectacularly low. So it therefore might seem strange that there is intense...

    3. June 27, 2014

      Make the most of it: a £15,000 passive Nisa

      From July 1, savers and investors will be able to put £15,000 each tax year into a “New Isa” or Nisa. The stocks and shares...

    4. June 17, 2014

      ETF managers push European reform agenda

      BlackRock is leading renewed efforts by participants in the exchange traded funds market to harmonise and improve ETF...

    5. April 13, 2014

      iShares chief scorns global listing plan for Chinese equities

      The head of iShares – the world’s top provider of exchange traded funds – has poured cold water on plans from MSCI and FTSE...

    6. FT Alphaville

      April 8, 2014

      Pre-zombie update

      First quarter performance results for surviving hedge funds are out. A volatile performance, says index compiler HFR. For...

    7. March 16, 2014

      Quarterly industry review: US managers enjoy a bumper year

      BlackRock regained the top spot in terms of mutual fund sales in Europe last year. Pimco, the number-one selling manager in...

    8. FT Alphaville

      March 6, 2014

      The Relentless Josh Brown

      We’re fans of The Reformed Broker. Reluctantly, sometimes. But fans nevertheless. So we should just note that a Josh Brown...

    9. January 19, 2014

      Warburg Pincus snaps up stake in ETF provider

      US private equity group Warburg Pincus has purchased a majority stake in Source, a European Exchange Traded Funds provider,...

    10. January 16, 2014

      BlackRock: being simple is being good

      In a world of JPMorgan “funding valuation adjustments”, our nation turns its glazed-over eyes to you, BlackRock. With $4tn...

    11. FT Alphaville

      November 11, 2013

      It's a good job the only word that rhymes with passive is massive

      Although huge, all conquering, dollar-scooping behemoths of asset management would also seem to work. Towers Watson and...

    12. November 3, 2013

      Indexing for bonds: Smart beta strategies make elbow room

      The last-minute deal necessary to avert a default on US government debt and the European sovereign debt crisis have...

    13. October 14, 2013

      Movers & shakers: October 14

      ● Northern Trust has created five new senior positions as it expands its depositary services across Europe. John Cargill has...

    14. beyondbrics

      September 18, 2013

      EM shorts: hammered

      By Arash Massoudi The two largest emerging market exchange traded funds soared after the US Federal Reserve said it would...

    15. September 6, 2013

      Fierce battle for assets continues

      When it comes to exploring the intricacies of the exchange traded fund industry, it is all too easy to get bogged down in...

    16. September 6, 2013

      Battle lines drawn over ‘leaky pipes’

      Plumbing problems, broken pipes and blockages – it would be easy to think the exchange traded fund sector had become the...

    17. August 26, 2013

      Loeb fund raises Sotheby’s stake

      Activist investor Daniel Loeb has raised his stake in Sotheby’s, sending shares in the auction house as much as 6 per cent...

    18. August 19, 2013

      Kentz rejects takeover approaches from Amec and M+W Group

      Kentz has rejected takeover approaches from its larger rival Amec and M+W Group of Germany valuing the FTSE 250 engineering...

    19. August 9, 2013

      New head for iShares in Europe

      BlackRock, the world’s largest fund manager, has appointed a new head for its fast growing exchange traded funds business in...

    20. August 8, 2013

      Bondholders sue US city over mortgage debt

      Wells Fargo and Deutsche Bank are suing a city in California, seeking to block a plan to reduce homeowners’ mortgage debt in...

    21. August 6, 2013

      High yield ETFs survive ‘stress test’

      Exchange traded funds linked to the US high yield corporate bond market have passed an important “stress test” that should...

    22. August 6, 2013

      Esure shares sink 21pc after disappointment over dividend

      Investors who subscribed to London’s biggest stock market launch of the year so far were left nursing heavy losses on...

    23. July 10, 2013

      US banks to shuffle assets over leverage rules

      US banks believe they will be able to meet a new regulatory requirement on debt levels by shuffling assets between their...

    24. FT Alphaville

      July 1, 2013

      Blackrock: ETFs are the true market

      Interesting. Blackrock has issued an open letter in the spirit of investor reeducation about its products, no doubt in...

    25. June 30, 2013

      New funds: July 1

      ● Oddo Asset Management has launched the Oddo Bonds China Renminbi fund, which aims to capitalise on the Chinese currency’s...

    26. June 23, 2013

      Vanguard’s $500bn ETF gamble is already showing signs of paying off

      Vanguard’s evangelisation of the low-cost model for investing is legendary, and the company is not afraid to make bold moves...

    27. June 21, 2013

      ETF providers reject ‘stress’ reports

      BlackRock and State Street Global Advisors have rejected reports that recent asset market volatility caused “stress” in...

    28. June 21, 2013

      Bond market sell-off causes stress in $2tn ETF industry

      A wave of selling caused many exchange traded funds to tumble below the value of their underlying assets as a bond market...

    29. June 16, 2013

      ‘Big three’ dominate the UK liability-driven investment market

      BlackRock, Legal & General Investment Management and Insight Investment dominate the liability-driven investment market in...

    30. June 12, 2013

      Peter Hambro survives Petropavlovsk protest vote

      Nearly one-fifth of shareholders in Petropavlovsk, the London-listed gold miner, have voted against the re-election of its...

    31. June 10, 2013

      ‘Build to let’ plans fall flat after investors show scant interest

      Plans to provide a state-backed guarantee to help finance more than £5bn of homebuilding for the private rental market are...

    32. June 6, 2013

      BofA executives hostile in mortgage talks

      Bank of America executives and lawyers threw documents at bondholders and told them that their “grandchildren would have...

    33. May 20, 2013

      Quick View: NYSE’s prophetic objection

      Another high-profile flash crash and once again the market is pondering the unintended consequences of wholesale rulemaking....

    34. May 19, 2013

      Movers & shakers: May 20

      ● The Abu Dhabi Investment Authority has appointed John McCarthy as global head of infrastructure. Mr McCarthy is moving...

    35. May 16, 2013

      Education: Institutions poised to capitalise on an expanding middle class

      Along the six-lane highway that runs through Rio’s vast southwestern district of Barra da Tijuca, it is easy to spot the...

    36. May 12, 2013

      Asset houses extend their use of ETFs

      Asset managers are substantially increasing their use of exchange traded funds, with ETFs being adopted for an increasing...

    37. May 2, 2013

      Markets Insight: Gulf needs more hospitals than Hummers

      Kuwait City has built itself a fifth ring road and already it is chock-a-block at rush hour with Hummers and other gas...

    38. April 22, 2013

      Brazil education groups in $2.5bn tie-up

      Brazil’s two largest private tertiary education companies have agreed to combine in a private equity-backed deal that will...

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