Cinthia Murphy

Cinthia Murphy is managing editor of ETF.com, specializing in all things ETFs. Her experience includes time at Dow Jones and former BridgeNews, covering commodity futures markets in Chicago and Brazil equities in Sao Paulo. Murphy has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

Features and News

Is SEC Derivatives Review Slowing Fund Launches?

The SEC’s decision to review derivatives use in ETFs has slowed some companies’ plans to roll out funds using these instruments and it probably hasn’t done anything to speed fund approvals, considering how busy the SEC is these days.

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AdvisorShares Rethinks Derivatives Use In Debt ETF

AdvisorShares decides to nix derivatives use in an actively managed debt ETF, in another sign the SEC's recently launched regulatory review is rippling through the fund industry.

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iShares Rolls Out Ireland ETF, Two Others

iShares, the world’s largest ETF provider, launched three country-specific funds today, including one focused on
Ireland
, a country that’s currently struggling with unemployment and sluggish consumer spending.

The iShares MSCI Ireland Capped Investable Market Index Fund (NYSEArca: EIRL) is likely to be joined before long by other Ireland-centered funds now in registration from firms such as PowerShares and State Street Global Advisors.

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Noah Hamman: Future Is Bright For Actively Managed ETFs

The CEO of AdvisorShares says the SEC’s recent decision to look more carefully at the use of derivatives in exchange-traded funds will neither change his firm’s plans nor its belief that the future is bright for actively managed ETFs.

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Trader Vic: Gov’t ‘Hypocritical’ On Regulation

The outspoken commodities trader and author shares his thoughts on the financial reform debate.

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ProShares Launches Regional Bank ETFs

ProShares, the world’s biggest purveyor of so-called geared exchange-traded funds, launched a pair of ETFs focused on the
U.S.
regional banking sector, the first of their kind for investors.

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New Small-Cap ETFs Give Investors Fresh Tools

A slew of small-cap ETFs that have hit the market in the past month are giving investors a whole new array of tools for picking the most prospective countries or industries as the global economic recovery takes shape and gathers momentum.

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IndexIQ Rolls Out Small-Cap Korea ETF

IndexIQ, a Rye Brook, N.Y.-based ETF firm known for its hedge fund replication strategies, launched a small-cap exchange-traded fund today focused on
South Korea, its third launch in a lineup that will include 13 small-cap strategies targeting commodities and Asian economies.