Scott Longley's Articles

People moves: BNP Paribas augments sales team

6th December 2017

BNP Paribas has announced a further strengthening of its European ETF and indexed funds sales team with the appointment of Elodie Lelief as the point of contact for French-speaking clients. […]

Central Bank of Ireland details ETF ‘growing pains’ concerns

4th December 2017

The Central Bank of Ireland director general has indicated that the new regulatory framework it is currently consulting on will concentrate on liquidity concerns, the implications for Mifid II and […]

AI, let’s go – ETFs go robotic

by , 29th November 2017

On the global freelancing website Upwork a job was advertised recently that gives us a hint as to the direction that ETFs are heading when it comes to the adoption […]

Myth-buster series: Active v passive is a binary choice?

by , 28th November 2017

The way investors like decisions to be framed as either/or questions Is natural given what is often at stake. At a basic level, investing itself is a decision to either […]

The Big Interview exclusive: Howie Li at Canvas/ETF Securities

by , 22nd November 2017

In his first interview since the Canvas initiative at ETF Securities was snapped up by Legal & General just last week, chief executive Howie Li talks to ETF Stream about […]

HANetf achieves seed funding on white-label prospects

21st November 2017

Hector McNeil, the founder of new ETF white-label provider HANetf, said the over-subscription to the company’s recently completed seed funding round is confirmation of the latent demand for new entrants […]

Product launch: Lyxor’s gender equality ETF

20th November 2017

The enthusiasm displayed in recent years for socially responsible investing – or ESG (environmental, social and governance) in the jargon of the fund management sector – is a reflection broader […]

ETF Securities puts ROBO on Macquarie’s Wrap platform

20th November 2017

ETF Securities Australian arm has added its robotics and automation ETF (ROBO) to the Macquarie Wrap investment platform, giving Macquarie’s deep pool of investors easy access to the product. Since […]

Legal and General buys ETF platform from ETF Securities

15th November 2017

ETF Securities is selling Canvas, its ETF white labeling platform, to Legal and General Investment Management, the UK’s largest asset manager. The deal, which has been signed for an undisclosed […]

Scale and margin key in Wisdom Tree/ETF Securities deal

by , 13th November 2017

What is clear from today’s news of the $611m acquisition of ETF Securities by Wisdom Tree is the degree to which this is a commodity play with the US firm […]