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In Focus - Regulating Exchange Traded Funds



Investments| Apr 16, 2013

BlackRock working with OFT on Credit Suisse deal

The Office of Fair Trading is working with BlackRock on its deal to buy the exchange-traded fund business of Credit Suisse.

Investments| Aug 29, 2012

Poll finds £32m generated by provider stock lending

Exchange-traded fund providers return between 45 and 70 per cent of revenues from stock lending to investors, research by Morningstar has revealed.

Investments| Aug 15, 2012

ETP growth reveals investor appetite for risk: BlackRock

The risk appetite of exchange-traded product investors increased in July amid low interest rates and speculation about monetary easing by the...

Regulation| Jul 26, 2012

SCM praises enhanced transparency in new EU ETFs rules

Wealth manager praises European regulators for realising greater transparency ensures greater consumer protection.

Investments| Jul 25, 2012

Global ETF variety breaks through the 3000 mark

There are now more than 3000 different types of exchange-traded funds available for investors across the globe, research by ETFGI has revealed.

Investments| Jul 25, 2012

Tracker funds offer rewards beyond ETFs: Defaqto

Clients who are turning to exchange-traded funds to compensate for the poor performance of active funds may still be better off in trackers,...

Analysis & Opinion
What’s in a name?

Investments| Jun 13, 2012

What’s in a name?

The debate of opaque investment terminology goes beyond a simple misinterpretation of terms

Passive investing: Follow the leader

Investments| May 30, 2012

Passive investing: Follow the leader

Competition in the index tracker and ETF market is forcing fees down. But are these funds worth buying? Geordie Clarke reports

ETF providers face ‘uphill climb’

Investments| May 30, 2012

ETF providers face ‘uphill climb’

Providers of synthetic ETFs face an uphill climb if they are to recoup market share.

Recent Articles
  1. Investments| Jul 11, 2012

    US investors warned about ETN risks

    A US regulator has issued an investor alert on exchange traded notes, warning consumers of a “raft of risks.”

  2. Investments| Jun 20, 2012

    Use trackers, not ETFs: Skandia

    Skandia has raised alarm about the number of IFAs who do not understand exchange-traded products and said they should instead use tracker funds.

  3. Investments| Jun 18, 2012

    IFAs who don’t get ETFs should use trackers’

    Skandia’s Graham Bentley has raised alarm over the number of IFAs who don’t understand exchange-traded products and said advisers should instead...

  4. Investments| Jun 18, 2012

    ETF providers hit back at ‘death list’ claims

    ETF providers reject ‘death list’ warnings that many products are not economically viable to remain open.

  5. Investments| May 24, 2012

    In Depth: Will platforms offer esoteric investments?

    Platforms clash over whether there is enough demand for them to carry esoteric investments.

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