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Have Active ETFs entered the fee war?

February 20, 2018--Last week, Vanguard entered the world of actively managed ETFs with the launch of 6 ETFS. This begs the question if the "fee wars" have now spread to active ETFs.

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BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two Active ETFs (ASX: EINC and ASX: RINC)

February 20, 2018--BetaShares is please to announce the launch of two new Active ETFs on the ASX, under a strategic partnership with global asset manager Legg Mason.

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WisdomTree files with the SEC-WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund

February 20, 2018--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree 90/60 U.S. Balanced Fund.

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The Eurekahedge Report-February 2018

February 20, 2018--This month, The Eurekahedge Report provides an overview on the US$95 billion Islamic funds industry and the US$321 billion UCITS hedge fund industry along with its corresponding infographic summary.

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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Volshares Large Cap ETF

February 20, 2018--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Volshares L.arge Cap ETF

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Deutsche Bank takes first step towards DWS listing

February 20, 2018--Lender plans March float for unit with €700bn in assets under management.

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A Diversified Portfolio May Not Help Investors Much This Year

February 19, 2018--The economy has changed and investors can no longer rely on a diversified stock-bond portfolio to provide protection in times of market volatility, according to JPMorgan Asset Management.

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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Review-Can The Bounce Continue?

February 20, 2018--Highlights of the Week Ending 2/16/2018
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The snapback in the domestic equity markets continued last week with gains for the widely followed benchmarks-all in the 4-5% neighborhood. Last week, we noted the historical tendency of fast to resolve quickly because the extent to which they are driven by emotion.

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JSE down as focus shifts to budget

February 20, 2018--The JSE traded weaker, driven by mining and resource stocks, down by 3.44% and 2.01% respectively, as focus shifts towards the National Budget.

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Rand slightly weaker ahead of budget

February 20, 2018--Market analysts say they have largely expected the rand's modest dip, caused by a correction from its highs last week coupled with relative dollar strength.

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$500 Million Deal-Mirae Asset Takes Over US-based Fund Management Company Global X

February 19, 2018--Mirae Asset Global Investments announced on February 19 that the company signed an agreement for the acquisition of Global X, an exchange traded funds (EFT) company in New York of the US. It took US$488 million in total to take over a 100-percent stake in Global X.

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IMF Staff Country Reports-Australia: Selected Issues

February 20, 2018--AUSTRALIA'S LINKAGES WITH CHINA: PROSPECTS AND RAMIFICATIONS OF CHINA'S ECONOMIC TRANSITION1
China and Australia have increasingly strong linkages, especially through trade and commodity channels. These are driven by China's demand for commodities such as coal and iron ore, and services such as tourism and education, of which Australia is a major supplier.

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IMF Staff Concludes Visit to West Bank and Gaza

February 20, 2018--With growth slowing and scarce economic and financial buffers, the strained geopolitical situation is testing the resilience of the Palestinian economy.
Reunifying the West Bank and Gaza under a single administration could provide a modest boost to growth, but managing the budgetary costs will not be easy.

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Moody's, Fitch cautiously upbeat about recent moves in SA

February 20, 2018--Rating agencies Moody's and Fitch are somewhat optimistic about some new developments in South Africa, following the resignation of Jacob Zuma and subsequent actions related to corruption, in mining and the Treasury.

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WisdomTree Announces Changes to ETF Family

February 16, 2018--WisdomTree (NASDAQ:WETF), an exchange-traded fund ("ETF") and exchange-traded product ("ETP") sponsor and asset manager, today announced plans to close and liquidate nine of its ETFs.

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Vanguard Launches U.S. Factor Funds

February 15, 2018--New suite of funds marks firm's first actively managed ETFs in the U.S.
Vanguard today launched six new factor-based ETFs-the firm's first actively managed ETFs in the U.S.-and one factor-based mutual fund.

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Deutsche Bank to Cut at Least 250 Banker Jobs

February 19, 2018--Reductions are said to continue, could rise to more than 500
CFO has urged more cost discipline after target was abandoned.

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Deutsche Asset Management Lowers Expense Ratio and Changes Underlying Index for High Dividend Yield Equity ETF Suite

February 16, 2018--Deutsche Asset Management1 (Deutsche AM) announced that, effective February 13, 2018, it has reduced the net expense ratios for two high dividend yield equity Xtrackers exchange-traded funds (ETFs):

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