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Equity ETF Inflows Hit $32.5 Billion in February

Against the backdrop of the S&P 500 Index up 3.7% in February and 5.6% year-to-date (as of 2/28/17), investors continued to turn to ETFs to increase their equity exposure, as $32.5 billion of net new assets flowed into equity ETFs during the month, according to the US ETF Flash Flows report from State Street Global Advisors.

U.S. Equity High Touch Commissions at 14 bps; ETFs Richer on Popularity

The cost to trade U.S. equities via people has held steady during the last year at 12 basis points while exchange traded funds (ETFs) , which are gaining in popularity and provide more stability, are getting more expensive to trade.

BCM Strategies Offered on HedgeCoVest and SMArt Xchange Platforms

This new sub-advisory relationship with HedgeCoVest will offer investment advisors access to BCM’s defensive-oriented growth strategies through www.hedgecovest.com or through www.smartx.us for Advent clients.

Legg Mason Plans New ETF - ClearBridge Fund

Legg Mason has filed for an actively managed ETF sub-advised by one of its affiliates, ClearBridge Investments.

Invesco Set to Launch New ETFs on NEO Exchange

Aequitas NEO Exchange has announced that Invesco Canada is expanding its presence on the NEO Exchange and has applied to list two new PowerShares ETFs.

NEO Exchange to Offer Series of New Public Active ETFs from Redwood

Redwood Asset Management is now set to offer four new actively managed exchange traded funds (ETFs) exclusively on the Neo Exchange.

SSGA Reports ETF Flows Hit $284 Billion in 2016

It looks like 2016 was a record year for flow in the exchange traded fund sector, according to a recent report from money manager State Street Global Advisors.

Global ETF Investment Hits $375 Billion in 2016, BlackRock Reports

Global investors poured $375 billion into exchange-traded funds in 2016, investment manager BlackRock said on Tuesday, a global record that came as investors looked to cut costs.

Welcome to the "New Abnormal"

State Street Global Advisors, in its 2017 ETF and Investment Outlook, shared with Traders Magazine that it expects modest economic growth in 2017 as monetary policy gives way to fiscal policy and infrastructure spending in the US and potentially elsewhere. See what else the money manager has to say about ETFs and the economy in general, right here.

What Hedge Funds Can Learn From ETFs

In this contributed article, Convergex's Doug Nelson talks about how managers of fundamentally oriented hedge funds can learn a lot from the U.S. listed exchange traded fund (ETF) industry: not about investing, but rather marketing.

BBH Shares Emerging Trends in the ETF Market

Brown Brothers Harriman shared with Traders Magazine the responses to its 2016 US ETF Investor Survey from 175 financial advisors and institutional investors across the country. This year’s survey indicated that investors are finding new ways to use ETFs, which is a result of a maturing industry.

U.S. ETF Equity Flows Hit $50 Billion in November: SSGA

US equity ETFs saw record-breaking monthly inflows in November, as the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 indices finished the month up 3.4% and 11% respectively, according to the latest US ETF Flash Flows report from State Street Global Advisors.

Buy Side Turns to ETFs

In its search for alpha and decrease exposure to single-stock risk, the buy side is increasingly turning to exchange-traded funds.

SEC is Putting the ETF Industry Under the Microscope

As the exchange traded fund universe continues to expand, the Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing for a meticulous review of the industry in response to concerns that the increased interest in ETFs may have exacerbated market volatility.

ETFs May Offer OTC Pricing Insights

As demand for exchange-traded funds continues to heat up, a debate continue over whether market participants can use ETF pricing as a useful price-discovery tool for the instrument's less-liquid components.

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