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STOXX and RiskFirst launch LDI index family

Thu, 19/04/2018 - 12:58

Index provider STOXX and defined benefit pensions specialists RiskFirst have jointly launched the iSTOXX RiskFirst LDI index family. »

Didier St Georges, Carmignac

Danger for investors is not volatility but instability

Wed, 28/03/2018 - 11:58

Didier Saint Georges (pictured). Managing Director, Carmignac writes that the stockmarket plunge in February coincided with a surge in volatility indicators. »

Rohtas Handa, MPI

MPI joins with BarclayHedge to produce dynamic hedge fund indices

Mon, 12/03/2018 - 12:02

Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched a hedge fund index business line that will aim to provide investors with improved benchmarks for measuring hedge fund performance. »

Green shoots

Russell Investments launches new material ESG scores

Tue, 06/03/2018 - 14:54

Global asset manager Russell Investments has created a material environmental, social & governance (ESG) score, which it says more accurately identifies ESG factors that could impact the financial performance of publicly-traded companies. »

Kenneth Heinz, HFR

HFR launches blockchain, cryptocurrency indices

Thu, 14/12/2017 - 08:00

HFR has launched two new indices, the HFR Blockchain Composite Index and the HFR Cryptocurrency Index, the first family of indices designed to capture performance of hedge funds investing in this rapidly evolving space. »

Sal Bruno, IndexIQ

IndexIQ continues to focus on ETF innovation

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:38

IndexIQ has some USD3.5 billion in assets and, says CIO, Sal Bruno, enjoys the position of being the leading ETF provider of primarily non-market cap weighted indices. »

Gabor Gubacs, VanEck

VanEck subsidiary MVIS launches digital assets crypto indices

Wed, 15/11/2017 - 12:00

Cryptocurrencies gained more legitimacy as financial instruments with the recent news that MV Index Solutions, the index provider subsidiary of USD43billion fund management firm VanEck, had launched a series of digital asset indices. »

Timo Pfeiffer, Solactive

Solactive set for international expansion

Thu, 09/11/2017 - 09:41

News came this week of the launch of the first gender equality ETF from Lyxor, based on a tailor-made index from German-based index provider Solactive.  »

VanEck’s MVIS partners with CryptoCompare to launch crypto indices

Tue, 07/11/2017 - 09:25

VanEck’s MV Index Solutions, in partnership with London-based digital asset data provider CryptoCompare, has launched a series of digital assets indices designed to most accurately track the performance of the otherwise fragmented global digital assets markets. »

TOBAM offers maximum diversification

Fri, 29/09/2017 - 09:51

Paris headquartered TOBAM is a USD8.5 billion investment firm, devoted to diversification and their patented ‘Maximum Diversification’ approach. »

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