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SSgA retools sales force in bid to boost ETF sales

March 19, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — As exchange traded funds proliferate, ETF producers are getting more aggressive when it comes to pitching product. Just last week, in an effort aimed mostly at bolstering its ETF sales, State Street Global Advisors of Boston...

Index provider role may cross advice line

March 12, 2007

NEW YORK — As indexes developed specifically for exchange traded funds proliferate, so do concerns about potential conflicts of interest that may exist when index providers reach for extra performance. The fear is that index providers, in an...

ETF industry sees birth of more rating services

March 12, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The number of companies that rate exchange traded funds — and the methods they use to rate them — is growing. XTF LP of New York became the latest company to provide ETF ratings last month. The partnership, which builds and...

New ETFs highlight belief that simple is good

March 5, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — WisdomTree Investments Inc. of New York is betting that when it comes to fundamental indexing — indexes weighted not by market capitalization but by other factors — the simpler, the better. That is one reason why it decided...

ETFs seek appeal among hedge funds

February 26, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The Vanguard Group Inc., which long has espoused the virtues of buy-and-hold investing, is encouraging hedge funds — which rank among the most frenetic of investors — to invest in its exchange traded funds. The Malvern, Pa.-based...

Barclays targets REITs, but timing may not be right

February 19, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — Real estate investment trusts have outperformed the broad market for seven years, so it isn’t surprising that exchange traded fund providers want in on the action. Barclays Global Investors of San Francisco has five iShare ETFs...

‘Empty voting’ ploy used by hedge funds is on SEC’s radar

February 12, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The practice of borrowing company stock to manipulate the outcome of company votes has piqued the interest of the Securities and Exchange Commission and has rekindled a debate over stock lending. In at least two speeches this...

Non-traditional indexes gaining ground in ETF world

February 12, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — When it comes to new indexes, those that eschew weightings based on market capitalization are all the rage. XShares Advisors LLC of New York has in registration 20 exchange traded funds based on indexes from upstart IndexIQ Inc....

Upstart company launches health-care ETFs

January 29, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — The first exchange traded funds from upstart company XShares Advisors LLC began to appear last week with the introduction of five ETFs designed to represent specific areas of the health-care sector. The HealthShares are the first...

Oil investments with wide spreads raise eyebrows

January 29, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — A couple of exchange traded securities are doing something that is catching many people off guard — trading at unusually wide spreads to net asset value. As of Wednesday, Claymore MACROshares Oil Up Tradable Shares (UCR) were...

Rydex expands availability of twice-a-day pricing

January 22, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — Investors who buy select mutual funds from Rydex Investments through National Financial Services LLC now have access to twice-a-day pricing. Rydex, which is based in Rockville, Md., is the only company to offer such pricing....

Advisers eagerly await arrival of cheaper Vanguard bond ETFs

January 22, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — Financial advisers eagerly are awaiting the arrival of fixed-income exchange traded funds announced last week by The Vanguard Group Inc. that would undercut the fees of those from Barclays Global Investors. Barclays of San Francisco...

SSgA re-brands all its ETFs under SPDR name

January 15, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — State Street Global Advisors last week said that it will re-brand its exchange traded funds under one name: SPDRs. The move is intended to bring order to Boston-based SSgA’s lineup of 46 ETFs, which are marketed under both the...

New wave of ETFs lack diversification, low fees

January 15, 2007

PHILADELPHIA — New exchange traded funds could cost the product some of its luster, according to some industry experts. New versions of what has been considered an inexpensive, broadly diversified, transparent investment are more expensive,...

Currency ETFs attract assets, despite the risks

December 11, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - Assets in exchange-traded investments that provide exposure to foreign currencies are growing rapidly as investors look to profit from a declining dollar, a strategy many financial advisers consider too risky for most investors....

ETF filings give pause

November 20, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - Enough, already. That is what some industry experts and financial advisers are saying in the wake of filings this month by Rydex Investments of Rockville, Md., and WisdomTree Investments Inc. of New York, to bring to market 96...

Ratings may lead to more ETF acceptance

November 13, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - The push by some research firms to rate exchange traded funds may lead to even wider acceptance of ETFs among investors, according to industry observers. "People would use ETFs more if they understood them better," said James...

Vanguard's ETFs suffer tarnished reputation

November 13, 2006

PHILADELPHIA - The Vanguard Group Inc. has an image problem when it comes to its exchange traded funds, according to some industry experts. The company is not viewed as terribly innovative or seriously committed to the ETF space, they said....

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