ETF trading may have slowed in October, but the assets kept rolling in.
European ETF trading slowed in October, with average daily trading volumes decreasing by 15 percent from a month earlier, according to data from specialist research firm ETFGI.
However, while trading has slowed, investors are continuing to put their money into the ETF market, with net inflows reaching US$3.8 billion in October, says ETFGI.
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European exchange-traded fund provider Lyxor has switched index providers for its real estate ETFs.
The move will see Lyxor change the indices from MSCI and move to the FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Real Estate Indices, which track the performance of listed real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (“REITS”) worldwide.
Ex-ETF Securities founders Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski have launched a new company providing exchange-traded products to the European market.
McNeil and Bienkowski left ETF Securities over two years ago and, following a year's enforced absence from the exchange-traded product market as a result of contractual obligations, have been working for some time on establishing a new venture.
Commodity exchange traded product provider ETF Securities has appointed Peter Lidblom as head of the Nordic region. The move comes as the provider looks to build out its operations in the region and follows a partnership with electronic trading platform, Nordnet, earlier this year.