Paul Amery

Paul Amery is the former European editor of

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iSharesTo Buy Credit Suisse Europe ETFs

BlackRock's iShares to expand Europe ETF footprint with purchase of Credit Suisse operations.

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Taxing Times

Financial transaction taxes threaten Europe-wide split just as the region’s uneven dividend tax regime gets sorted out Analysis

Buy Vol For 2013

Central bankers’ interventions have set up a big buying opportunity in market volatility

Journal Of Indexes

Combining Asset Classes

Paul Amery

In this issue of the Journal of Indexes Europe we present a broader perspective on indexing by looking at markets from a cross-asset-class perspective.

Although index-based investing continues to gain in popularity, it’s rare to find an index approach that isn’t based on a single asset class.

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Index Business Rife With Conflicts Of Interest, Says EDHEC

Post-LIBOR, regulators should shine a light on the broader financial index industry, say business school researchers

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Russell Combines Stability And Valuation Indices

Index provider Russell has created new indices that combine exposures to equity market stability and valuation factors.

Russell is combining the growth and value sub-indices of its style index series, launched in 1987, with the dynamic and defensive sub-indices of its stability index series, launched in 2011, to produce indices that it says are relevant to four distinct groups of equity style managers.

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Gold Trackers Lead European ETP Inflows In 2012

Trackers of gold bullion occupied three of the top four places in a list of European exchange-traded products ranked by year-to-date inflows, according to BlackRock.

As at the end of November, the Physical Gold Source P-ETC (LSE: SGLD), Gold Bullion Securities (LSE: GBS) and ETFS Physical Gold (LSE: PHAU) ranked first, second and fourth in the list, having attracted $1.5, $1.3 and $1.2 billion in cash inflows, respectively, in the year to date.

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ESMA Limits UCITS’ Use Of Repo

Earlier today the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA), Europe’s securities market regulator, issued its final guidelines on ETFs and other UCITS issues.

UCITS are funds authorised for distribution to retail investors within the European Union. Analysis

Anything But Cap-Weighting

Skewed pay structures for active managers are a major reason why index investors should avoid capitalisation-based weighting schemes