The government is set to remove stamp duty charges on purchases of shares in Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs).
Andrew Short investigates the reluctance of UK schemes to share other nations' enthusiasm for exchange-traded funds.
David Bower, head of UK iShares, lays out six questions investors should ask managers and consultants about ETFs.
EUROPE - iShares has launched a Europe-wide initiative to help professional investors identify structural risks and carry out due diligence on ETPs.
US - The growth of the US ETF market is likely to be driven by active ETFs as a number of potential new issuers are seeking to list them, according to the New York Stock Exchange.
US - The ETF market reached $1.4trn at the end of the first half as ETF growth continued, according to BlackRock's Industry Review H1 2011.
UK - BlackRock veteran Deborah Fuhr is joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in London as head of its Global Delta One Strategy, according to a source close to the bank.
Credit Suisse's Ursula Marchioni discusses the advantages of selective investment in different market sizes, and how ETFs can help.
UK - Deborah Fuhr, one of the leading figures in the exchange traded funds industry, will step down from her role as global head of ETF research and implementation strategy at BlackRock.
Providers of European Exchange Traded Funds can double their funds' stated management fees through ancillary activities such as securities lending, other enhancements and trading activities, research says.
EUROPE - Providers of European ETFs can double their funds' stated management fees through ancillary activities such as securities lending, other enhancements and trading activities, says a new research report from Deutsche Bank.
The Serious Fraud Office has launched a high level review of the potential dangers posed by ETFs, weeks after the FSA and Bank of England expressed their own concerns.
EUROPE - Pension funds and other institutional investors increased their fixed income allocation to their highest levels in five years while simultaneously paring down their equity exposure, research by Invesco shows.
Canvasses industry views on the advantages offered by ETFs, and finds the diversity of opinions belies its reputation as a potential ‘harbinger of fiscal doom'
AUSTRALIA - The ETF industry must focus on meeting the growing needs of institutional investors, Russell Investments believes.
AUSTRALIA - State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) expect that exchange traded funds (ETFs) will continue to grow in popularity with Australian institutional investors as they come to grips with new legislation stemming from the Cooper Review.
Axel Lomholt of iShares EMEA looks at the origin and development of exchange traded funds and what opportunities are available for investors
Amundi ETF is expanding into the UK with the launch of 16 exchange-traded funds on the London Stock Exchange.
Nearly one in five Global Pensions 100 Panel members use exchange traded funds in their portfolios.
GLOBAL - BlackRock's Deborah Fuhr has called for greater scrutiny of the different exchange-traded products coming to market, following a number of regulator warnings.
EUROPE - Pension funds are increasingly performing due diligence on exchange traded fund providers and could be the fastest growing client base going forward, said Valérie Baudson, managing director at Amundi ETF.
GLOBAL - The International Monetary Fund has become the latest financial body to express concerns about the growth of the ETF industry.
GLOBAL - ETF Securities (ETFS) has listed two new infrastructure funds which the firm believes are particularly suitable for pension funds.
AUSTRALIA - Russell Investments has launched a new exchange-traded-fund (ETF), which specifically targets Australian institutional investors.