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ETFs fuel managed account growth

February 21, 2008

Assets in managed accounts grew by 20.1% last year, hitting $1.49 trillion, according to the Money Management Institute. Growth was led by the exchange traded fund advisory channel, with assets surging to $10.1 billion in 2007, up from $6.8...

More ETF liquidations likely to follow Claymore's

February 18, 2008

When Claymore Securities Inc. of Lisle, Ill., this month announced that it was liquidating 11 exchange traded funds — the first large-scale liquidation of ETFs since the funds were created — some industry experts said investors should view...

Envestnet to unveil socially conscious platform

February 18, 2008

A platform will be launched next month offering what is being touted as the first socially conscious and sustainable-investing account in the financial services industry. Envestnet Asset Management of Chicago will offer mutual funds and exchange...

Competitive yields make muni ETFs attractive

February 11, 2008

Exchange traded funds that invest in municipal bonds are looking more attractive these days, thanks mostly to their competitive yields. For example, on Feb. 1, 10-year U.S. Treasury bonds were yielding 3.62%. The Market Vectors Lehman Brothers...

130/30 ProShares ETF planned

February 4, 2008

ProShare Advisors LLC of Bethesda, Md., is planning to roll out what could be the first exchange traded fund to follow a 130/30 investment strategy, whereby it shorts 30% of its portfolio and uses the proceeds to go long an extra 30% in areas...

WisdomTree strikes deal with Dreyfus

February 4, 2008

The minor-league status of WisdomTree Investments Inc. in the world of exchange traded funds could change following a deal struck last month with The Dreyfus Corp. In fact, the deal could be one of many between small ETF providers and larger...

Claymore, PowerShares launch ETFs

January 30, 2008

Claymore Securities Inc. has launched the Claymore/AlphaShares China Small Cap Index exchange traded fund on the American Stock Exchange. The fund, which trades under the ticker symbol "HAO," seeks investment results that correspond to the performance...

Teen's dollar-linked ETF takes prize in contest

January 28, 2008

Thirtysomething new-product developers, look out. An 18-year-old college student has created an exchange traded mutual fund. James Baker, a freshman at New York University, won the Next Generation ETF College Contest, which was conducted via...

ICI forms ETF committee

January 28, 2008

The Investment Company Institute has created a committee for exchange traded funds in what some say is an effort to head off the possibility that ETF providers will create their own trade association. "Through this committee, we expect to pursue...

WisdomTree and BNY Mellon to offer ETFs

January 25, 2008

WisdomTree Investment Inc. of New York announced today it will partner with The Dreyfus Corp. of New York, a subsidiary of BNY Mellon Asset Management, on international cash- and fixed-income exchange traded fund products. It has 15 such products...

2008 might be the year for actively managed ETFs

January 14, 2008

Another filing for actively managed ETFs was made last week, an indication that 2008 might be the year investors can finally invest in them. AdvisorShares Investments LLC, a new Bethesda, Md., company founded by Noah Hamman, a former vice president...

ETF assets soar 44% in 2007

January 11, 2008

Assets invested in exchange traded funds grew by $32 billion, or 5.5%, to $608 billion in November, according to the State Street Global Advisors U.S. ETF Snapshot. For 2007, assets invested in ETFs grew by $187 billion, or 44%. The largest...

Pershing launches ETF center

January 8, 2008

Pershing LLC, a Jersey City, N.J.-based subsidiary of The Bank of New York Mellon Corp. of New York, has launched an exchange traded funds center that provides broker-dealers and independent registered investment advisers with a centralized...

Mutual funds boast banner year

January 2, 2008

Mutual funds marched their way through a successful year in 2007, reaching record levels of growth, according to a report from Strategic Insight Mutual Fund Research and Consulting LLC. Asset levels hit $13 trillion by December 2007, gaining...

Vanguard unveils ETFs on NYSE Arca

December 21, 2007

The Vanguard Group Inc. has launched three new exchange traded funds on the NYSE Arca today, which seek to track three MSCI Indexes. The Vanguard Mega Cap 300 Index Fund, which is listed under the ticker symbol "MGV," seeks to track the MSCI...

Claymore launches China real estate ETF

December 18, 2007

Claymore Securities Inc. has launched the Claymore/AlphaShares (TAO) China Real Estate exchange traded fund on the New York Stock Exchange Arca Inc. today. The fund, which is the first U.S.-listed Chinese Real Estate ETF, gives investors exposure...

Growth of ETFs, separates outguns that of mutual funds

December 17, 2007

While mutual funds continue to garner the lion's share of investment assets, their growth is trailing that of exchange traded assets and separately managed accounts. The mutual fund industry is such a behemoth, however, that it is hardly in...

Domestic ETF assets dip $8 billion

December 10, 2007

Total assets in all exchange traded funds at the end of November dropped to $576 billion from $584 billion at the end of October, according to data released today from State Street Global Advisors of Boston. Despite the drop in assets, 26 new...

Vanguard bolsters efforts to woo financial advisers

December 10, 2007

Despite once having been seen as betraying financial advisers, The Vanguard Group Inc. of Malvern, Pa., continues to ratchet up efforts to court them. But the fund company may not be doing enough to heal old wounds. Many advisers felt that Vanguard...

ICI is likely to prevail in its effort to end ETNs' tax break

December 3, 2007

The Investment Company Institute, the powerful mouthpiece of the mutual fund industry, is trying to torpedo the tax advantages of exchange traded notes, and industry insiders think that it has a pretty good chance of being successful. "I think...

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