George Geddes's Articles

Public has their say on Bitcoin ETF

22nd March 2019

“I would strongly endorse the consideration of this exciting new initiative” and “it has no value as a financial product, let alone as a currency” are just two of the […]

ETF investors are getting younger

22nd March 2019

Over a 12 month period from October 2017 to October 2018, the number of ETF investors in Australia grew 22%, reaching a new high of 385,000. This is according to […]

Which asset manager saw the largest flows in February?

21st March 2019

The month of February saw the largest inflows for the US funds market in the last 12 months with $53.5bn, according to Morningstar’s latest Fund Flows Commentary report. Passive funds […]

Solactive expands ‘exotic’ offering with crypto index

20th March 2019

German index provider Solactive has partnered with cryptocurrency data provider CoinMarketCap (CMC) to launch its Cryptocurrency Benchmark indices. The CMC Crypto 200 index is comprised of the 200 largest cryptocurrencies […]

BlackRock expects shift from passive to active strategies as bull-market nears end

20th March 2019

The equity market’s most recent bull run turned 10 years old at the beginning of March however, some analysts believe this run concluded back in December while others believe it […]

Invesco continues underpricing competitors with two gilt ETFs

20th March 2019

Invesco is set to compete with ETF giants BlackRock and Vanguard with its latest fixed income ETFs, offering exposure to UK gilts at a fraction of the price, ETF Stream […]

US investors favour corporates over government bond ETFs in February

19th March 2019

Global equity and fixed income ETFs saw inflows of €27.2bn and €14.5bn in February, respectively, according to Amundi’s monthly flows report. From the €14.5bn invested in fixed income ETFs, 50% […]

Currency-hedged bond ETFs see inflows following strong euro and pound

18th March 2019

Fixed income ETFs was the only asset class in Europe to post positive net flows last week as equity, commodities and alternative ETFs all saw outflows. In the week the […]

‘Emerging markets’ earnings need to improve for rally to be sustainable’, says Franklin Templeton

by , 18th March 2019

Emerging markets have had a significantly strong start to 2019 but for the rally to be sustainable, earnings need to improve, says Chetan Sehgal and Andrew Ness of Templeton Emerging […]

BlackRock drops ‘iShares’ from latest ETF filing

15th March 2019

Leading asset manager BlackRock has filed for its latest ETF without the its famous brand ‘iShares’ in the name. BlackRock has over 800 iShares ETFs globally with upwards of $1tn […]