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David Weisberger
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The Emperor's New Clothes

In this first of a two-part commentary, David Weisberger shares his views on IEX. He examines and opines as to whether or not the exchange has lived up to its billing as "fair, simple and transparent."

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ETF Flows Continue Upward Trajectory; $100B Pace Seen in Q2

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) continue their meteoric rise and usage among investors and after just two months into the second quarter, ETF flows are on pace to top $100 billion for the third straight quarter, according to State Street Global research.

Bats ETF Implied Liquidity Feed Now Available on Money.Net

The Bats ETF Implied Liquidity Feed, which is the first of its kind, measures the implied liquidity of a fund using select data points, which includes information regarding the ETF’s underlying securities

Equity ETFs Top $20 Billion in Inflows for 6 Months

April showers failed to dampen investor spirits when it came to pouring cash into equity exchange traded funds (ETFs).

Bats Targets Transparency with Dedicated Data Feeds for U.S. Listed ETFs

The feed measures the implied liquidity of a fund using select data points, which includes information regarding the ETF’s underlying securities.

Fidelity Targets ETFs

Fidelity International is looking to launch more exchange-traded funds in the second half of this year after introducing its first European ETFs this month, and may eventually consider non-equity products.

RFQ Trading Unlocks Institutional ETF Growth

In this guest article, Tradeweb's Adam Gould talks about the introduction of disclosed, request-based trading and how it has helped expand ETF opportunities for investors.

ETF Market to Focus More on Distribution, Not Creation

The exchange traded fund market has turned a corner – moving away from new security creation to better distribution of existing products.

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.