ETFs

Currency ETFs: Opening up investment opportunities with new layers of diversification

Currency Investor Summer 2010 Most investment portfolios would have been happy to get returns of over 40% for the financial year 2009. And that, according to Nik Bienkowski, Managing Director of ETF Securities, would have been what you would have got had you bought an Australian dollar ETF last year and paid in US...

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Liquidity levels like those of blue chips

FT Mandate, April 2005 It is all fanfares at Deutsche Börse as it celebrates its fifth year of exchange trade fund business in Europe, writes Gerry O’Kane. The London Stock Exchange may feel somewhat piqued since it was only two days behind the Frankfurt-based exchange but has yet to match the volumes and breadth...

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Low cost, less risk and global spread

FT Mandate, April 2005 Europe has been busy buying into the ETF market this year owing to growing interest from the pension fund market which views them as an investment product that can reduce risk, while offering a good geographic exposure. Gerry O’Kane reports. This year has produced some interesting statistics for the global...

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Reaching beyond the institutional

FT Mandate, January 2005, Gerry O’Kane As a result of education and publicity Deutsche Börse finds that German retail interest in exchange traded funds is growing strongly. Continued good news from the exchange traded fund (ETF) market over the past 12 months must have had shareholders in Deutsche Börse rubbing their hands in glee....

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Genesis of a European Revolution

FT Mandate, January 2005, Gerry O’Kane Lyxor AM’s launch of the first ever ETFs based on eurozone government bond indices has gone down particularly well in France and Italy. It is a staggering fact that the European-listed ETF market in 2000, consisted of only six funds, while there are currently 111 listed funds valued...

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China’s battle with water pollution is up-hill all the way

As the debate over revisions to China’s Environmental Law rumbles on, new incidents of groundwater and river pollution pour out of the Chinese media...

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China’s energy strategy will make waves for years to come

Follow the money, CleanBiz.Asia The economic turmoil of the financial crash saw China being feted as a white knight with drawbridges being lowered to...

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Currency Management: Minding the pennies and cents

Investment and Pensions Europe (IPE): 1 Nov 2012 01 Nov 2012 Pension funds are learning that currency costs need to be managed, writes Gerry...

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Forget the world as we knew it

Follow the Money, CleanBiz.Asia It was like an elephant in the corner of the room. Hurricane Sandy came roaring through the Northeast United States,...

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Hong Kong-listed logging company continues global rape

CleanBiz.Asia Malaysian logging group Samling, has been accused of using illegal logging permits to give it access to pristine forests in Liberia. The case...

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