Hot Reads: Why Index Providers Need Disrupting

December 09, 2019

Compiled by Staff


It's Time To Disrupt Index Providers (Institutional Investor)
Index licensing fees keep rising, even as costs fall elsewhere. 


Trade Deadline Coming This Week (CNBC)
The trade countdown is on, and it’s up to the Trump administration to decide whether to slap new tariffs on China or extend its Dec. 15 deadline if it still has no trade agreement.

Nontransparent ETFs Gaining Traction (CNBC)
It’s becoming clear that nontransparent exchange-traded funds could mean big money for ETFs.


ETF Flows: Investors Get In Festive Mood (SPDR)
ETFs across most asset classes saw inflows last month.


Looking Back At Key ETF Trends For 2019 (Investopedia)
While 2019 has seen a lot of volatility, it has also seen continued growth within the ETF market.


’MNA’: A Decade Of Deals (MainStay Investment)
The past decade has been one of the most robust in the history of mergers & acquisitions, and the IQ Merger Arbitrage ETF (MNA) was there.


ETFs Nearing Record Inflows In Canada (Bloomberg)
"Blind optimism" has led AUM to cross multi-billion dollar milestone.


Perspective On Private Equity Dry Powder (A Wealth Of Common Sense)
North American private equity firms have nearly $800 billion in cash sitting on the sidelines.


Things To Think About In Corporate Debt (Disciplined Systematic Global Macro Views) 
The structure of taxes has been altered for corporations, posing new risks. 


To ESG Or Not To ESG? (Two Centuries) 
Some things investors should consider before taking an ESG direction in their portfolio.

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