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Brokers warned to beef up training on complex products
Regulators alarmed at lack of knowledge brokers demonstrate about the products they're selling.
Pershing playing catch-up with competitors as custodian considers offering commission-free ETFs
Platforms, popular with RIAs, post tremendous growth for firms, fund managers.
Pershing “actively” considers launching commission-free ETF platform
Custodian considering jumping on bandwagon popular with RIAs as other platforms grow big.
Advisers played a role in market sell-off as they turned to risk-averse ETFs
Pattern of investors moving out of stocks could be set for balance of the year and into 2015.
Janus CEO Weil hopes for Bill Gross-run ETF
Money manager looks to better reach advisers by selling the fast-growing funds, leveraging newly acquired VelocityShares.
Money managers to redraw battle plans after SEC nixes batch of nontransparent ETFs
In a preliminary decision, the Securities and Exchange Commission has rejected applications for nontransparent ETFs from BlackRock, Inc. and Precidian Investments, determining that the proposals are not in the public interest.
Goldman Sachs explores liquid alternatives in the ETF world
The Goldman Sachs Group Inc. is in talks to acquire IndexIQ, Reuters has reported. Index IQ is a small exchange-traded-fund firm known mostly for products that replicate hedge fund strategies, called "liquid alternative" ETFs. While IndexIQ has 11 ETFs with $1.2 billion in assets, over 80 percent
Third quarter equity ETF data
Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volumeDeutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI500 China A-Shares SC ETF (ASHS )26.07%N/A$11.70.82%11,200iShares MSCI Qatar Capped ETF (QAT )19.02%N/A$36.50.61%26,462iShares MSCI UAE Capped
Third quarter fixed-income ETF data
Ranked by quarterly returns Name/ticker3-month return1-year returnNet assets ($M)Expense ratio*3-month average daily volumePowerShares D.B. U.S. Dollar Index Bullish Fund (UUP)7.42%5.69%$713.30.75%1,046,520WisdomTree Bloomberg U.S. Dollar Bullish Fund (USDU)6.24%N/A$57.30.50%7,416Pimco 25+ Year
Fattened by the Federal Reserve, the markets want more
Breakfast with Benjamin: Fresh talk of extending QE is a sign that the markets just want more. Plus, gold shines bright among the carnage, learning to love leverage, and more.
Passive ETFs are not the answer to emerging markets investing
One problem: Indexes used by most investors have big concentrations in countries that are not emerging anymore.
ETF managers awaiting key SEC decisions on active funds
The Securities and Exchange Commission is scheduled to make key decisions this month and next that could help expand the marketplace for active ETFs, paving the way for new offerings and expanding the number of money management firms offering products.SEC rules now require exchange-traded funds to
Janus buys ETF shop Velocity Shares
Fresh off of bringing on Bill Gross from Pimco, the fund manager makes dramatic expansion in exchange-traded business.
Pimco's flagship funds: Should you be bullish or bearish?
The pros and cons of the Total Return Fund and Total Return ETF in the wake of Bill Gross' departure
Morningstar partners with ProShares to manage an alternative ETF
ALTS will track an index maintained by Morningstar that includes allocations to seven different alternative investment strategies