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  1. June 9, 2012

    Tool toughened in testing times

    When markets collapsed with the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 2001, managed futures held their ground, gaining 84...

  2. June 8, 2012

    Bond ETFs draw record inflows in May

    Exchange traded funds linked to fixed income markets enjoyed record inflows in May in spite of yields on sovereign bonds in...

  1. June 8, 2012

    Spotlight on shareholder advice groups

    Sir Martin Sorrell and his 60 per cent pay increase has been in the spotlight this week as the remuneration debate has...

  2. June 1, 2012

    While all around are panicking . . . buy

    The last month has been good to the bears. Most of our scariest predictions are finally coming good. India and China are...

  3. May 2, 2012

    Gulf bourses act to lure foreign capital

    Gulf equity markets are taking small but positive steps to increase foreign appetite for their offerings after trading...

  4. April 29, 2012

    ‘New frontiers’ in equities

    Emerging market equities have largely lost their ability to provide diversification and investors should look to peripheral...

  5. April 27, 2012

    KKR beats earnings per share expectations

    US buyout group KKR reported a drop in its economic net income to $727.2m for the first quarter despite a 9 per cent rise in...

  6. April 13, 2012

    Edhec calls for index providers to improve transparency

    European regulators need to do more to improve standards governing the quality, governance and auditability of indices used...

  7. April 4, 2012

    US ETF inflows double in first quarter

    Investor inflows into US-listed exchange traded funds almost doubled in the first quarter of 2012, helping the global ETF...

  8. March 29, 2012

    Hopes high for market to fuel IPO revival

    After a dismal 2011 and sluggish start to 2012, there are signs that initial public offerings are on the rise again, thanks...

  9. March 23, 2012

    Funds put frontier lands on the map

    Investing in frontier markets can sometimes be a lonely, even depressing experience for a fund manager. For every “go-go”...

  10. March 14, 2012

    Index providers form industry association

    Three of the world’s largest index providers have teamed up to create the industry’s first ever trade association. The move...

  11. March 11, 2012

    Low or no returns send investors chasing ‘smart beta’

    Investing for market returns via index tracking strategies is standard for many investors. But given the current low level...

  12. March 8, 2012

    The rise of dividend-focused emerging market ETFs

    The search for income in the current low interest rate environment has led to growing interest in dividend-focused emerging...

  13. March 7, 2012

    Slide fails to derail emerging market bulls

    The bout of nerves over Greece has reverberated all the way to emerging markets, triggering a long-awaited correction in...

  14. March 7, 2012

    Shift from debt assets to equities likely

    High-yielding US stocks have lagged behind the broader market of late after two years of outperformance. But Bank of America...

  15. March 6, 2012

    US ETF flows maintain strong start to the year

    The US exchange traded funds industry maintained its strong start to 2012 with net new inflows of $13.9bn in February as...

  16. March 6, 2012

    Brazil becomes sixth biggest economy

    Brazil has overtaken the UK to become the world’s sixth-largest economy despite Latin America’s biggest growth engine...

  17. February 26, 2012

    Pioneers target stability with less risk

    Danish pension fund PKA is in the final stages of a complete overhaul of its equity strategy that will have radical...

  18. February 19, 2012

    Investors urged to track ESG risks

    With Moody’s putting Austria, France and the UK on negative credit watch last week, environmental, social and governance...

  19. February 10, 2012

    ETF price war intensifies with new launches

    A fresh round of price wars among exchange traded fund providers has broken out with fees for some of the fastest growing...

  20. February 7, 2012

    US ETF inflows triple in January

    The US exchange traded funds industry made a strong start to 2012, attracting the largest monthly new inflows for more than...

  21. February 3, 2012

    Funds seek broader choice on indices

    Most money in exchange traded funds tracks mainstream indices from one of the major index providers, such as FTSE, Dow...

  22. January 30, 2012

    Emerging market currencies off to flying start

    Emerging market currencies are on track for their best start to the year since the turn of the century as risk appetite...

  23. January 27, 2012

    Volatile stocks test trend funds

    Simple trend-following strategies have enabled three specialist funds to avoid the worst of last year’s stock market falls –...

  24. January 24, 2012

    Recovery hopes lift emerging markets

    Emerging markets have made spectacular gains on the back of this year’s unexpected recovery in global financial markets....

  25. January 18, 2012

    Equities will look more attractive later in 2012

    Since early October, the MSCI World Equity Index has climbed more than 10 per cent. Does this development in global equity...

  26. January 15, 2012

    A shrinking pool of super safe assets

    The enthusiastic initial equity market response to last week’s Merkel-Sarkozy summit chimes oddly with the sinking euro and...

  27. January 13, 2012

    Bide your time for the big plays

    I don’t know about you, but I found 2011 rather boring from an investor’s point of view. But I accept that my boredom may be...

  28. January 13, 2012

    Talk of asset sale bolsters Cairn Energy

    Cairn Energy outperformed a falling London market yesterday, helped by speculation about an asset sale. Hopes that Cairn was...

  29. January 8, 2012

    A Swiss army knife no longer so Sharpe

    The low returns and high volatility of the past several years certainly are harming the health of institutional portfolios...

  30. January 2, 2012

    Bulk of emerging nations struggle through 2011

    It has been a torrid year for emerging markets and there have been few success stories. Amid fears of a global recession and...

  31. December 30, 2011

    Asian markets set to end 2011 sharply lower

    SINGAPORE, December 30 – Asian stocks were poised to end their first losing year in three on Friday, having shed nearly...

  32. December 16, 2011

    Frontier markets: to boldly stay

    Eat your heart out, Star Trek. No need to rocket into space to find frontiers. They’re right here on earth, complete with...

  33. December 14, 2011

    UAE and Qatar fail in bourse upgrade bid

    MSCI, the index provider, said on Thursday that the two stock markets in the United Arab Emirates and Qatar’s Doha exchange...

  34. December 12, 2011

    LSE gets measure of market in FTSE takeover

    Anyone who has watched stock market indices flashing on television or trading screens will know they are a gauge of...

  35. December 4, 2011

    Multi-asset funds offer clients a one-stop shop

    The most commonly used map projections of the globe are oriented so that Europe and America appear to be the centre of the...

  36. November 30, 2011

    Small caps: Panmure warns over turmoil

    Stockbrokers were under pressure after Panmure Gordon surprised the market – and fell 18.5 per cent to 11p – with a warning...

  37. November 28, 2011

    Banks bolstered by prospect of extended guarantee scheme

    Banks helped power a rebound in the London market on Monday amid speculation that the UK would offer funding support last...

  38. November 25, 2011

    India ETFs suffer large outflows

    More than $1bn has been withdrawn from India-focused exchanged traded funds listed in the US and Europe since the beginning...

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