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.
Despite hype around ETFs following losses at UBS the value proposition they offer has not changed, said an ETF provider at the Journal of Indexes Europe meeting yesterday.
If buying a physically-backed ETF sounds like a safer alternative to synthetic products, it might be time to reconsider that belief as Helen Fowler discovers in the first of a series looking at some of the issues raised by regulators' comments on ETFs...
A panel of industry experts reply to the Bank of England's recent report into the ETF market
Assets under management in European exchange-traded products (ETPs) reached a record €243bn last week, Lyxor reports.
Commodity exchange-traded products (ETPs) have experienced a strong couple of weeks and this trend is likely to remain even if commodity growth stalls, according to Lyxor's head of ETF strategy.
Commodity exchange-traded products (ETPs) surpassed fixed income for the first time in July, according to Lyxor's European ETP Asset Flow Trends report.
In volatile week for global equities, fresh year-to-date lows were reached across global indexes last week but ETP volumes picked up significantly.
While France's banking sector may be holding its breath fearing it's the cause of the country being threatened with a credit rating downgrade, the country's hedge fund industry has been given cause to celebrate.
As the markets experienced large falls this week, European ETP trading soared but there have been no large re-positionings.
Source has grown rapidly since it first joined the ETP market in 2009 and although it is comparatively small its flows put it above some of the biggest European players.
Two new ETFs from Lyxor have been listed on the European markets - the LYXOR ETF Thailand (LYXOR THA) and the LYXOR ETF MSCI Indonesia (LYXOR INDO). Both are listed on NYSE Euronext's Paris market.
Regulators are comparing ETFs with collateralised debt obligations, but do the two products share any common ground? Helen Fowler reports
Emma Cusworth looks at how liquidity has been impacted by recent crises in Japan and the Middle East
European providers are continuing to work on the establishment of a regional ETF trade body, despite market leader iShares declining to participate.
Major ETF providers are planning to convene next week to consider the formation of a European industry association.
UBS has seen assets in its European ETF platform grow by nearly two thirds this year.
Laurent Kssis at LaBranche Structured Products Europe (LSPE) discusses European ETF trades for the week ending 13 May.
Laurent Kssis at LaBranche Structured Products Europe (LSPE) discusses European ETF trades for the week ending 6 May.
European investors pulled €2bn out of Dax ETFs last week as they sought to capitalise on dividend tax efficiencies, according to Deutsche Bank.
Isabelle Bourcier, head of business development at Ossiam, talks to Joanne Young about how her latest venture builds on over 10 years in the ETF industry
Regulators and investors alike are seemingly wary of swap-based ETFs. Yet the cited risks may be overblown and are not unique to these products. Helen Fowler reports
Joanne Young asks a panel of experts to explain the risks and how the industry can respond to these anxieties
Despite outflows from emerging markets earlier this year, demand for exposure to Brazil remains robust as investors seek to gain from rising energy prices. Paul Burgin reports