George Geddes's Articles

2018’s best and worst performers

by , 4th January 2019

Following poor revenue disclosures, volatility and major sell-offs, equity faced a slump in the second half of 2018, causing fixed income ETFs to spike as investors required relief from significant […]

Are ETFs as liquid as they claim to be?

2nd January 2019

ETFs’ strengths could become their weaknesses come the event of a financial crisis, according to Pau Morilla-Giner, Chief Information Officer at London & Capital. Since the last financial crisis in 2008, […]

2019 – the year of zero-fee ETFs

31st December 2018

A significant number of active investors have been transitioning to the passive market due to exchange-traded funds’ competitive fees. This year has seen some of the largest ETF issuers offering […]

Fall in Christmas shoppers burdens the consumer spending sectors

24th December 2018

As Christmas shopping comes to an end, companies within the retail and consumer goods industries will be closing shop for the one day of the year. Following a large number […]

Amundi appoints new Head of Strategy and Development

20th December 2018

Amundi Asset Management have announced the appointment of Clarisse Djabbari as Head of Strategy and Development for ETFs, Indexing and Smart Beta. Joining from Lyxor Asset Management, Djabbari has eight […]

Leading ETF issuers unite for consolidated data feed

18th December 2018

Several of Europe’s leading ETF issuers have joined forces for the launch of a consolidated trading data feed amid the success of the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive II (MiFID […]

Invesco reduces Gold ETC fee

17th December 2018

Invesco has announced it is reducing the annual fixed fee on its $4.5bn Invesco Physical Gold ETC (SGLD). Originally having a fixed fee of 29bps per annum, SGLD now costs […]

Short ETFs face outflows as market declines

17th December 2018

Despite the return of market volatility, the Australian ETF market saw a 0.8 per cent ($320m) increase in total market cap, according to BetaShares’ November report. Following a steady decline throughout […]

Financial advisors responsible for ETF growth

14th December 2018

Slowly but surely, more investors are selecting ETFs, according to a recent study by US-based Cogent Reports. The report says that there has been a three per cent increase in […]

JP Morgan takes the traditionally passive to active in Europe

13th December 2018

This article focusses on JPMAM’s new European listings. For the new US equivalents, please see this article.  JP Morgan has launched three actively-managed corporate bond ETFs and one actively-managed Emerging […]