Nasdaq OMX and PC Bond, a provider of Canadian fixed income benchmarks, have joined forces to create a family of US Treasury indices.
FTSE has partnered with the Nairobi Securities Exchange to develop indices for Kenya, which could precipitate the introduction of ETFs to the market.
Equity ETF inflows topped bond ETFs for a second week at the start of November but positive sentiment following the Eurozone deal disappeared as a turn in events left equity indices down.
ETF cash flows showed a divergence of sentiment between the US and Europe in October, with the replication debate taking its toll on Europe, Deutsche Bank reports.
McGraw-Hill and CME Group - owners of S&P Indices and Dow Jones Indexes - have agreed a deal to form a joint indexing venture.
Standard and Poor's (S&P) has created six volatility strategy indices, designed to respond to specific market environments.
Deutsche Bank has listed the first ever ETFs linked to Pakistan and Bangladesh on the Singapore Stock Exchange.
ETF flows have been subdued this week as investors await a decision from the G20 before deciding where to allocate their cash, according to iShares.
US-listed ETFs and ETNs recovered lost assets during October, according to the National Stock Exchange.
ETF investors ploughed money into riskier assets last week following news of the Eurozone deal and despite recent developments, interest in high yield and corporate bond ETFs remains.
Invesco PowerShares has launched sector ETFs, tracking KBW indices for the banking, capital markets, insurance and regional banking sectors.
Managed portfolios which invest primarily in ETFs are continuing to grow as use of ETFs among individuals and institutions becomes more widespread.
The Swiss ETF market is experiencing strong growth, with new investors and new issuers boosting the market.
A warning system for retail investors using ETFs, similar to that used in the US, could help raise awareness of the nuances of the funds, says a Morningstar research head.
The ETFM weekly roundup brings you some of this week's ETP news.
Silver ETCs are gaining interest and the metal could perform well as economic factors boost its growth, according to ETF Securities.
Commodity investments as a whole lost assets during the last two quarters but commodity ETPs held up with $2.8bn of inflows, according to Barclays Capital.
Axel Lomholt, head of product development at iShares talks about seeing U2 live and a dream to run a lodge in Tanzania.
As equity indices continued their upwards trend last week, Cowen reports a strong increase in primary market activity.
ETF Securities has criticised iShares' proposals to rename some commodities products but says that if ETPS are re-labelled, physically-backed ETFs which lend securities should be in the same category as swap-backed products.
iShares has expanded its equity fund range with the listing of an ETF tracking the MSCI All Country World Index.
The revised Mifid rules are likely to separate swap-based and physically-based ETFs as part of a division of Ucits.
The European ETP market has shown resilience in the face of volatility, growing 10% this year to the end of September.
ETFM provides a roundup of some of this week's ETF and indexing news.
BlackRock reports disappointing third quarter US ETF inflows but strong gains overall, despite a slowdown in activity in August and September.
An iShares managing director told a US Senate hearing yesterday that ETFs using derivatives should not be called ETFs.
Lyxor has created an ETF Quality Charter as a commitment to its clients following months of scrutiny of ETFs.
US ETPs gained $50bn of assets last week as equity markets staged a strong recovery, reports Deutsche Bank.
State Street Global Advisors has hired Hein Kuijpers to help build the SPDR ETF brand in the Benelux region - Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.
Pietro Poletto, head of ETF and fixed income markets at the London Stock Exchange talks about seeing Simply Red in concert and an ambition to manage a farm.
Dow Jones has launched blue chip indices designed to be European and Asian versions of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
iShares has launched a Europe-wide initiative to help professional investors identify structural risks and carry out due diligence on ETPs.
European ETP activity fell last week as equity markets finished higher, having dipped mid-week. The Eurostoxx 50 finished up 4.1%, while the S&P 500 was up 2.1%.
Farley Thomas, head of ETFs at HSBC talks about his enjoyment of spy thrillers and an alternative career in linguistics.
iShares has made two senior sales appointments to help grow the business as the ETF market develops.
ETF providers in Europe and the US have responded to BlackRock's call for greater transparency and consistent regulation in the ETF market but opinions are divided.
The ETFM roundup brings you some of this week's ETF news.
Ratings agency Moody's has downgraded four iShares fixed income ETFs with exposure to Italian government debt.
Index-based volatility reduction strategies are gaining popularity with ETF providers and investors, according to Standard and Poor's.
As the equity markets experienced a volatile end to the third quarter, the ETP market saw a surge in activity.
BlackRock, owner of ETF provider iShares, has called for greater transparency and consistent regulation in the ETF market.
Pedro Fernandes, head of European ETPs at NYSE Euronext talks about his passion for Brazilian music and flying.
The European ETF market could be making a shift towards full replication as synthetic (or swap-based) ETF providers examine their business models, says former iShares CEO Rory Tobin.
Index provider Russell has launched a set of pan-European indices in partnership with Chi-X Europe as part of a global expansion of its index offering.
ETFM brings you a roundup of some of this week's ETF and indexing news.
European ETPs suffered from the market downturn last week, which knocked €12bn off assets but the cash flows tell a more positive story.
Thomas Rampulla, managing director at Vanguard UK talks about his love of The Clash and finding time to relax with four children.
Despite regulatory focus on ETFs this year, in the open hearing held by Esma yesterday, there was agreement that changes to Ucits should not single out ETFs.