Paul Amery

Paul Amery is the former European editor of

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Deutsche Goes Physical As Investment Banks Focus On Asset Management

Deutsche Bank’s exchange-traded fund issuance arm, db x-trackers, has launched its first physically replicated ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE). The move comes as part of a wider trend amongst investment banks to shift emphasis away from securities and derivatives trading and towards fee-based asset management activities.

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SSGA Slashes Fees On UK Index Fund Range

State Street Global Advisors is slashing fees on five of its UK index funds in what the firm says is a move ahead of the implementation of the UK Financial Services Authority’s Retail Distribution Review (RDR).

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SEC To Allow Derivatives In Active ETFs

The SEC finally makes a move on derivatives in ETFs, saying it will no longer block their use in active funds. Analysis

Back To The Index

Europe’s ETF market price war means index analysis and selection is becoming ever more important

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In Need Of A Boost

Buying and holding triple leveraged and triple short ETPs will quickly leave investors in need of financial assistance.

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Not As Easy As It Looks

Indexing has matured, but breaking into a commoditised business is harder than new entrants might think, says industry veteran Mark Sladkus

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To Swap Or Not To Swap

The diverse structures proposed for hedged corporate bond ETFs highlight the glaring inconsistencies in global mutual fund rules

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ISDA Warns Of $10 Trillion Liquidity Drain From New Margin Rules

The International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA), the trade body for derivatives market participants, has warned that new proposals from global regulators to introduce mandatory initial margin payments for non-cleared derivatives contracts could drain over $10 trillion in liquidity from the global financial system.