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    1. Fast FT

      May 25, 2016

      BlackRock launches mortgage bond ETF in Europe

      BlackRock has launched the first European exchange traded fund for US mortgage-backed securities, giving investors...

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      April 14, 2016

      BlackRock profit drops 20% as market turmoil bites

      Market turmoil in the opening months of the year took a dent out of profits at BlackRock, the world’s largest asset...

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    1. March 9, 2016

      BlackRock ETF veteran to depart

      One of the people responsible for the expansion of BlackRock’s exchange traded fund business in Europe and the US is to...

    2. Fast FT

      March 4, 2016

      BlackRock halts new shares in gold trust

      BlackRock has temporarily suspended the issuance of new shares in its iShares Gold Trust (IAU) exchange-traded product...

    3. February 28, 2016

      Deutsche Bank has the most clout on social media

      Deutsche Bank, iShares and Standard Life Investments have topped a ranking of global banks and asset managers with the...

    4. November 29, 2015

      Hong Kong falls behind in Asia’s exchange traded funds race

      Policymakers in Hong Kong must act to strengthen its position as a regional hub for exchange traded funds or risk...

    5. September 27, 2015

      Emerging market ETFs bleed $19bn so far this year

      Fears about deteriorating economic conditions in China, Brazil and Russia have led to a massive retreat from emerging...

    6. FT Alphaville

      September 2, 2015

      Synthetic EM

      So you bought an EM fund. Maybe it was an ETF, or maybe it was just a regular fund? Either way it gave you exposure to...

    7. July 12, 2015

      China’s market-tracking ETFs roiled by share suspensions

      A wave of stock suspensions has played havoc with exchange traded funds tracking Chinese markets, causing wild price...

    8. May 13, 2015

      Why multi-factor funds are smarter beta

      Smart beta is getting smarter. In the process, while at risk of becoming more esoteric and harder to sell, it may be...

    9. April 24, 2015

      Risk, reward and gearing in commercial property

      I like commercial property as an investment class. It has some bond-like qualities, but can rise in value like...

    10. FT Alphaville

      March 27, 2015

      Yield of dreams

      Your latest instalment in the perilous search for interest bearing investments: dividend Exchange Traded Funds. Markit...

    11. March 13, 2015

      BlackRock cuts Footsie fee in ETF price war

      BlackRock has slashed charges on its £3.8bn FTSE 100 exchange traded fund, firing the latest shot in a price war that...

    12. February 1, 2015

      iShares fights for fund flows

      BlackRock’s iShares has had a firm hold on the top position in Europe’s exchange traded fund market for years, boasting...

    13. February 1, 2015

      ETF price war continues to rage in Europe

      ETF providers show no sign of calling a halt to the drawn-out battle over fees, with many continuing to cut prices...

    14. 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...

    15. 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...

    16. 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...

    17. 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...

    18. 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...

    19. 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...

    20. 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...

    21. 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....

    22. 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...

    23. 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...

    24. 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...

    25. 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...

    26. 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...

    27. 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...

    28. October 14, 2013

      Movers & shakers: October 14

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

    29. 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...

    30. 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...

    31. 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...

    32. 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...

    33. 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...

    34. 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...

    35. 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...

    36. 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...

    37. 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...

    38. 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...

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