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European ETFs attract record $74bn in first half

The pace of inflows into European exchange traded funds (ETFs) and products (ETPs) has reached a record $74 billion year-to-date, more than double net inflow at this point last year, according to research firm ETFGI.

The seven drivers behind the rise of ETFs

Seven Investment Management's (7IM) Peter Sleep takes a look at the key developments the exchange-traded funds (ETF) market has gone through in the last decade.

VanEck to launch actively managed bitcoin ETF

VanEck is to launch an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in bitcoin-linked derivatives, the VanEck Vectors Bitcoin Strategy ETF, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing.

ETF inflows for year to date eclipse 2016 total

Money invested over first seven months of 2017 hits new record level.

Veteran ETF duo confirms 'white label' platform plans

Former WisdomTree Europe co-chief executives Hector McNeil and Nik Bienkowski have confirmed plans to launch a ‘white label’ ETF platform.

BMO launches trio of enhanced income ETFs

The group claims the suite is a UK first, with the ETFs targeting gross yields of between 5 and 7%.

BlackRock launches floating rate bond ETF

BlackRock has launched a floating rate bond fund intended to defend against rising interest rates.

CEO Tapes: factor investment - the only certainty is uncertainty

Our panel of fund house chief execs give the concept of factor investment short shrift

ETF health check: testing the pulse of June 2016's hottest launches

A year on we reveal the ETFs that have seen assets swell as well as those that have failed to gain traction.

Four wealth managers on the role of ETFs

As exchange traded funds become an increasingly important cog in the investment wheel, we ask four wealth managers what role they play in their asset allocation.