Paul Amery

Paul Amery is the former European editor of Analysis

Tricky Tracking Questions

Differences in ETFs’ tracking over time still raise multiple questions

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Go For The Top Tracker, Says Lyxor

Investors should select ETFs based on their tracking performance and ability, argues French issuer

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iShares Sued Over Securities Lending

Two Tennessee pension funds sue BlackRock's iShares over pocketing too much securities-lending revenue.

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High-Beta Shares Pick Up Steam

Despite last year’s surge in interest in low-volatility investment strategies, it’s low-vol’s mirror image, high beta, that’s been providing equity investors with a kick during the last year.

According to Markit Securities Finance, risky, relatively volatile shares have outperformed the broader equity markets on both sides of the Atlantic since the beginning of 2012, despite having above-average levels of short interest.

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11 EU Member States Head For Transactions Tax

At a meeting this morning of the European Union’s Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN) 11 of the EU’s 27 member states have agreed to push ahead with plans for a financial transaction tax (FTT).

The European Commission, the EU’s executive arm, proposed a region-wide FTT in 2011, but failed to receive the unanimous region-wide approval normally needed for a tax measure.

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BlackRock Notches Up Own Securities-Lending Risk

Fund manager offers insurer-of-last-resort facility to more securities-lending clients—but at what cost and whose risk?

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Ex-CEO: iShares Needs Competition

Owners of marginal ETF businesses should consider selling now, rather than hoping for a windfall, says former head of iShares.

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iShares: European Assets To Double In 3 Years

iShares, predicting a growing ETF wave internationally, sees European assets doubling in three years.