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Innovative ETFs struggle to impress investors

February 15, 2018

ETF enthusiasts gathered recently in Hollywood, Florida, for the Inside ETFs conference, the industry's biggest party of the year. By many accounts it was the swankiest celebration yet. And for good reason. When Inside ETFs first convened in...

ETF alphabet soup obscures market risks

February 15, 2018

What's in a name? When it comes to exchange-traded funds, the answer could mean the difference between surviving a volatile market and getting wiped out. ETFs have tripled their assets to $3.4 trillion over the last six years, capitalizing on...

Volatility-tied note that crashed was meant for hedge funds: Credit Suisse CEO

February 14, 2018

Credit Suisse Group CEO Tidjane Thiam said an exchange-traded note tied to volatility that lost most of its value last week is a tool created for hedge funds and professionals. "This is a daily trading tool for very sophisticated investors,...

Vanguard rolls out active-factor ETFs

February 15, 2018

The Vanguard Group has launched six new factor-based, actively managed exchange-traded funds and one factor-based mutual fund. The six ETFs — Vanguard U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF (VFMV), Vanguard U.S. Value Factor ETF (VFVA), Vanguard U.S....

Fidelity halts investor purchases of three volatility-focused ETFs

February 9, 2018

Fidelity Investments is halting investor purchases of three volatility-focused exchange-traded funds to protect customers from outsized risk. The products are: ProShares Short VIX Short-Term Futures, VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term...

Credit Suisse to redeem volatility note

February 6, 2018

Credit Suisse Group is buying back one of its exchange-traded notes after volatility soared, triggering losses for the holders who had bet on muted market swings. The notes mirror the inverse performance of the Cboe volatility index, which on...

ETFs tied to volatility index suffer

February 6, 2018

The fallout from the implosion of a vast array of arcane bets against stock-market volatility mounted quickly Tuesday as Credit Suisse Group moved to liquidate one investment product and more than a dozen others were halted after their values...

TD Ameritrade launches all-night trading for ETFs

January 22, 2018

Stock traders who want to pull all-nighters can now do so through TD Ameritrade Holding Corp. The second-biggest discount broker now lets customers buy and sell 12 U.S. exchange-traded funds 24 hours a day on weekdays. Clients in Asia will be...

Take Five: Matt Hougan, Inside ETFs CEO predicts another record year for inflows

January 9, 2018

Matt Hougan is CEO of Inside ETFs, a division of Informa PLC, and one of the driving forces behind some of the world's largest ETF conferences and webinars. InvestmentNews senior columnist John Waggoner spoke with Mr. Hougan on the growth in...

ETF assets boom in 2017

January 3, 2018

Investors aren't the only ones happy about 2017 returns. ETF sponsors are doing a happy dance, too. Net ETF issuance jumped to an estimated $473.2 billion last year, up 67% from $282.2 billion in 2016, according to the Investment Company Institute,...

Merrill Lynch fined $45.5 million for failing to report trades

October 23, 2017

Bank of America Corp.'s Merrill Lynch was fined 34.5 million pounds ($45.5 million) for failing to report two years' worth of exchange-traded derivatives transactions, making the bank the first in the U.K. to pay a penalty on that type of trades...

DOL fiduciary rule, along with two other regs, could be a boon for ETFs

October 12, 2017

Three rules will make exchange-traded funds more accessible to new types of investors. In the U.S., the fiduciary duty and new insurance guidelines will enable retirement savers and insurers to raise their exposure to ETFs. In Europe, the Markets...

Schwab unveils its ETF select list

March 13, 2011

Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Corp. has unveiled a select list of exchange-traded funds for retail investors. Schwab is considering offering similar lists for active traders or more-sophisticated investors, said Michael Iachini, director...

Top 10 trending ETFs - The ETFs that get advisers' attention

March 8, 2011

There are thousands of ETFS that advisers have to choose from — but a clear handful garnered a major portion of advisers' attention last year. Ten ETFs in particular emerged as the most researched of 2010, according to data provided to InvestmentNews...

BlackRock revenue takes hit in ETF fee wars

December 5, 2010

BlackRock Inc. is losing its tight grip on the $927 billion U.S. ETF market — potentially costing the company hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue — and the competition is just starting to heat up. A major competitor, The Vanguard...

Schwab launches six managed ETF portfolios

January 24, 2010

The Charles Schwab Corp. last week announced the launch of six managed portfolios of exchange-traded funds available through a fee-based portfolio advisory program. “Investors today are looking for more help managing the risk in their investments...

Proposed ETF council gets mixed early reviews

January 24, 2010

Exchange-traded-fund providers said last week that they are willing to consider joining a proposed ETF trade organization, but only if it could prove its value. “The bottom line is, we're interested in having an entity represent the ETF industry...

ETF providers to focus on better education for financial advisers

November 8, 2009

Exchange-traded-fund providers in the coming year will have to focus on making sure financial advisers understand their products — and how to use them in client portfolios — as they anticipate increased scrutiny from regulators and the media,...

How regulators piled onto the ETF controversy

September 9, 2009

The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc.'s June warning about leveraged and inverse ETFs set off alarm bells by saying that the products “typically are unsuitable for retail investors” who hold them longer than a day. In reaction,...

Pimco's Bill Gross to address financial advisers at InvestmentNews' ETF Insights online event

September 9, 2009

Bill Gross, managing director and co-chief investment officer at Pacific Investment Management Co., will deliver the keynote address at InvestmentNews' ETF Insights online conference for financial advisers, which will explore the latest developments...

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