The Bank of New York Mellon Selected As Statewide Custody Provider-continued

February 23, 2012 - The Washington State Treasurer's Office has selected The Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon) as the next statewide securities custody provider. This appointment is effective April 1, 2012, through March 31, 2016, with an optional three-year extension.
The custody program allows local governments to get the best rate and terms from a single financial institution for custody banking services. It offers significant time savings for local entities because they donít have to prepare and evaluate requests for proposals (RFPs) or negotiate contracts.

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Source: Washington State Treasurer


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SPDR Index Shares files with the SEC
February 17, 2017--SPDR Index Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Legg Mason files with the SEC
January 17, 2017--Legg Mason has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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February 16, 2017--Tortoise Index Solutions, LLC has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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February 16, 2017--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SerenityShares Core U.S. ETF
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PowerShares files with the SEC
February 15, 2017--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment No. 294 to the Registration Statement filed on Form N-1A for the PowerShares Actively Managed Exchange-Traded Fund Trust is made solely to register four new funds, the PowerShares Conservative Multi-Asset Allocation Portfolio, PowerShares Moderately Conservative Multi-Asset Allocation Portfolio, PowerShares Balanced Multi-Asset Allocation Portfolio and PowerShares Growth Multi-Asset Allocation Portfolio.
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ETFis files with the SEC-InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF
February 15, 2017--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF.
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-Emerging AgroSphere ETF
February 15, 2017--ETF Managers Group has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Emerging AgroSphere ETF.
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February 15, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Russell 2500 ETF.
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February 15, 2017--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement, registration statement with the SEC.
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NuShares files with the SEC
February 14, 2017--NuShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
NuShares ESG International Developed Markets Equity ETF
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Lattice Strategies files with the SEC
February 13, 2017--Lattice Strategies has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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February 13, 2017--ETF Managers Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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February 13, 2017--ETF Managers Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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February 13, 2017--Political Volatility? Equities Still Don't Care
Macro
Regardless of anyone's conservative or liberal beliefs, there has been a lot of political volatility since the inauguration but domestic equities continue to chug along with close to record low volatility as evidenced by the low VIX reading and the lack of 1% daily moves in this calendar year.
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Hartford Funds NextShares Trust files with the SEC
February 10, 2017--Hartford Funds NextShares Trust has filed a amendment NO. 3 to a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Northern Lights files with the SEC-Inspire ETFs
February 10, 2017--Northern Lights has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Inspire Global Hope Large Cap ETF
Inspire Small/Mid Cap Impact ETF
Inspire Corporate Bond Impact ETF.
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Alpha Architect ETF Trust files with the SEC-Alpha Architect Value Momentum Trend ETF
February 10, 2017--Alpha Architect ETF Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Alpha Architect Value Momentum Trend ETF.
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Parker Global Strategies files with the SEC
February 9, 2017--Parker Global Strategies has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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February 9, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF.
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February 8, 2017--Indxx LLC is pleased to announce the launch of the Indxx REIT Preferred Stock Index (the "Index").
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Infographic-The Federal Budget in 2016: An Infographic
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF
February 7, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Edge High Yield Defensive Bond ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares UltraShort Gold
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January 7, 2017--Since their debut in 1993, ETFs have grown to become a massive part of the financial industry, accounting for trillions of dollars in assets and spearheading the shift to index-based investing, but there's a key area where they have yet to make much headway: retirement accounts.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for January 2017
February 7, 2017--The federal budget deficit was $159 billion for the first four months of fiscal year 2017, the Congressional Budget Office estimates-$1 billion less than the shortfall recorded during the same span last year.
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Regulator warns of enforcement over NYSE's 2015 outage-ICE
February 7, 2017--The New York Stock Exchange received notice that staff at the top U.S. securities regulator recommended an enforcement action against the exchange related to a nearly four-hour trading halt on July 8, 2015, NYSE's parent company said on Tuesday.
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iSHares files with the SEC-iShares Edge Investment Grade Enhanced Bond ETF
February 7, 2017--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Edge Investment Grade Enhanced Bond ETF.
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Recon files with the SEC-
February 6, 2017--Recon has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Horizons China High Dividend ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC-ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF
February 6, 2017--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF
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FQF files with the SEC
February 6, 2017--FQF has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares-This Week in Active ETFs: A Job Report for Everybody!
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Macro
The Friday jobs report had something for everyone with a mix of strong and weak data. There were 227,000 new jobs created in January, which beat the Bloomberg consensus of 180,000.
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Managed Portfolio Series files with the SEC
February 3, 2017--Managed Portfolio Series has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETFis files with the SEC-InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF
February 3, 2017--ETFIS has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF.
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February 3, 2017--SolidX Bitcoin has filed a Amendment No. 3 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the SolidX Bitcoin Trust.
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Spinnaker files with the SEC
February 3, 2017--Spinnaker has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Fieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF
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Pioneer NextShares files with the SEC.
February 3, 2017--Pioneer NextShares has filed a registration statement with the SEC.
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Nasdaq amends disputed fee proposal for key stock market data
February 2, 2017--Nasdaq Inc (NDAQ.O) no longer plans to charge additional fees to access key data essential for stock market operations following complaints of price gouging from other exchanges, trading firms and an industry trade group, according to a regulatory filing.
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CBO-Inflation, Default, and the Currency Composition of Sovereign Debt in Emerging Economies: Working Paper 2017-01
February 2, 2017--In emerging market economies, governments issue debt denominated both in their own currency and in foreign currencies.
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VanEck files with the SEC
February 1, 2017--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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February 1, 2017--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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February 1, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement for the First Trust TCW Opportunistic Fixed Income ETF.
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Blue Tractor Group, LLC files with the SEC
February 1, 2017--Blue Tractor Group, LLC has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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BlackRock's Q1 Factor Outlook-Uncovering the Value of Growth
January 31, 2017--Factors are broad, persistent drivers of return, present both across and within asset classes.
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Research Affiliates-A Smoother Path to Outperformance with Multi-Factor Smart Beta Investing
January 31, 2017--Key Points
Researchers have identified hundreds of factors that purport to predict equity returns; we find a half dozen that provide an opportunity to outperform the market.
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CBOE Launches S&P 500 Range-Bound Premium Income Index (SPRI)
January 31, 2017--Index Designed to Achieve Targeted Monthly Premium
Hypothetical Returns Uncorrelated to Fixed-Income Markets, Neutral to Equity Market Performance
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Pimco files with the SEC
January 31, 2017--Pimco has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor Emerging Markets Equity ETF
PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor International Equity ETF
PIMCO RAFI Dynamic Multi-Factor U.S. Equity ETF.
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First Trust files with the SEC
January 30, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-Pure Funds
January 30, 3027--ETF Managers has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC-Pure Funds.
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ETF Managers Trust files with the SEC-BlueStar TA-BIGITechTM Israel Technology ETF
January 30, 3027--ETF Managers has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
BlueStar TA-BIGITechTM Israel Technology ETF.
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CSOP files with the SEC
January 30, 2017--CSOP has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
CSOP FTSE CHINA A50 ETF
CSOP MSCI CHINA A INTERNATIONAL HEDGED ETF
CSOP CHINA CSI 300 A-H DYNAMIC ETF.
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Northern Lights Fund Trust files with the SEC
January 30, 2017--Northern Lights has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing solely relates to the QUANTX Risk Managed Growth ETF, QUANTX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Income ETF, QUANTX Risk Managed Real Return ETF, QUANTX Risk Managed Multi-Asset Total Return ETF and QUANTX Dynamic Beta US Equity ETF.
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World Gold Council and State Street Global Advisors Announce the Launch of GLDW, the First US-Listed Gold-Backed ETF Designed for a Strong US Dollar Environment
January 30, 2017--GLDW Designed to Help Investors Access the Potential Benefits of Gold and Counter the Historically Negative Correlation Between a Strengthening US Dollar and Gold Prices
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: Groundhog Day: Will Hedge Fund Managers See Their Alpha?
January 30, 2017--Macro
Martin Kremenstein from Nuveen was quoted at the Inside ETFs Conference last week as saying "the black swan is a 4am tweet." This of course refers specifically to President Trump's proclivity for Tweeting and more broadly the volatility associated thus far with the new administration.
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USAA ETF files with the SEC
January 30, 2017--USAA ETF has filed a first amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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BlackRock to warn investors of Brexit risks
January 29, 2017--US bond funds with exposure to Europe will carry new cautions.
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Franklin Templeton files with the SEC
January 27, 2017--Franklin Templeton has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Equity ETF
Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF
Franklin LibertyQ U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF
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Franklin Templeton says stars align for growth
January 27, 2017--Asset manager's flagship funds have improved their performance
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SPDR Index Shares files with the SEC
January 27, 2017--SPDR Index Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Managed Portfolio Series files with the SEC- Tortoise Water Fund
January 27, 2017--Managed Portfolio Series has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Tortoise Water Fund.
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SELECT SECTOR SPDR Trust files with the SEC
January 27, 2017--SELECT SECTOR SPDR Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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USAA files with the SEC
January 27, 2017--USAA has filed a first amended application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
January 27, 2017--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Hull Tactical US ETF.
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VanEck files with the SEC
January 26, 2017--VanEck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Bats Welcomes QuantX Funds as a New Issuer to the Bats ETF Marketplace
January 26, 2017--25 Issuers, 149 Funds Now Listed on Bats in the U.S.
Bats Global Markets, Inc. (Bats: BATS), the #1 U.S. market for exchange-traded fund (ETF) trading, today welcomed QuantX Funds as a new issuer to the Bats ETF Marketplace with the launch of a suite of risk management focused funds:
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GraniteShares files with the SEC
January 26, 2017--GraniteShares has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
GraniteShares Bloomberg Diversified Commodity Strategy No K1 ETF
GraniteShares S&P GSCI Diversified Commodity Strategy No K1 ETF.
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Blue Sky Asset Management Launches the QuantX Family of ETFs
January 26, 2017--Initial suite of five ETFs brings proprietary Blue Sky approaches in risk management and dynamic beta to the 40 Act fund world for the first time
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Direxion files with the SEC
January 25, 2017--Direxion has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Alps files with the SEC- ALPS/Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF
January 25, 2017--Alps has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the ALPS/Dorsey Wright Sector Momentum ETF.
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Dynamic Funds and BlackRock Canada's iShares Business Launch Active ETF Lineup
January 25, 2017--Dynamic Funds and BlackRock Asset Management Canada Limited ("BlackRock Canada") today announced the launch of its actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETF) lineup.
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NYSE Outlines 2017 Equity Market Strategy
January 25, 2017--NYSE Group (NYSE), part of Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), today detailed its equity markets strategy, which aims to deliver greater choice for corporate and ETF issuers and to investors by offering four unique exchange venues, including an exchange designed exclusively for small and mid-cap companies.
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BlackRock-5 questions to ask your advisor about ETFs
January 25, 2017--Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have joined mutual funds and individual stocks as mainstream investment tools, and their popularity is only growing.
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CBO-The Budget and Economic Outlook: 2017 to 2027
January 24, 2017--If current laws remained generally unchanged, deficits would follow an upward trajectory over the next decade, driving up federal debt. CBO projects moderate economic growth during that period.
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IMF Working Paper-Financial and Business Cycles in Brazil
January 24, 2017--Summary: This paper explores the nexus between the financial cycle and business cycle in Brazil. Cycles are estimated using a variety of commonly-used statistical methods and with a small, semistructural model of the Brazilian economy.
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First Trsut files with the SEC-First Trust Strategic Income ETF
January 24, 2017--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Strategic Income ETF.
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Spinnaker files with the SEC-Fieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF
January 24, 2017--Spinnaker has filed a Form N-1A registration statement with the SEC for the Fieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF.
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ClearShares files with the SEC
January 24, 2017--ClearShares has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Investor Advisory Panel Issues Risk Profiling Roundtable Report
January 23, 2017--The Investor Advisory Panel (IAP), an independent committee established by the Ontario Securities Commission (OSC), today released a report on the risk profiling roundtable that it jointly organized with the OSC Investor Office on September 28, 2016.
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Spinnaker files with the SEC-Fieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF
January 23, 2017--Spinnaker has filed a pre-effective amendment and registration statement with the SEC for the Fieldstone Merlin Dynamic Large Cap Growth ETF.
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World Currency Gold Trust files with the SEC
January 23, 2017--World Currency Gold Trust has filed a amendment no. 7 to Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares-Weekly Market Review-"This Indecision's Bugging Me"
January 23, 2017--Highlights of the week of January 17 to January 20, 2017
Macro
Markets seem to be bugged by indecision as summed up by The Clash in 1982 as the rally stalled out, treasury yields have drifted lower very quietly and the VIX is hovering below 12 as today marks the first full "work day" of the new administration.
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Fidelity files with the SEC
January 23, 2017--Fidelity has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Dhandho Junoon ETF (NYSE Arca: JUNE) Developed by Mohnish Pabrai Begins Trading with New Service Providers
January 23, 2017--Dhandho Funds LLC ("Dhandho") is pleased to announce its new service providers for the Dhandho Junoon Exchange Traded Fund ("the ETF"), which trades on the New York Stock Exchange Arca (NYSE Arca: JUNE). Dhandho is the Sponsor of the ETF.
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BCSC study confirms investors need to learn more about fees
January 23, 2017--As new fee reports begin arriving, many investors remain unware of how and how much they pay their investment advisors
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Mackenzie Investments enhances suite of Smart Beta ETFs and mutual funds
January 23, 2017--Mackenzie Financial Corporation (Mackenzie Investments) announced today the launch of an Emerging Markets Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) and mutual fund product based on the award-winning TOBAM investment process that offer investors enhanced diversification solutions.
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J.P. Morgan Joins Push for Nontransparent, Active ETFs
January 22, 2017--Firm is expected to unveil plans to license Precidian Investments' ActiveShares model
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Convergex ETF Direct(R) Platform Sets December Volume Record For Monthly Notional Volume
January 20, 2017--Convergex, an agency-focused global brokerage and trading related services provider, announced today that its ETF Direct platform set its new monthly trading record in December 2016 when notional value reached approximately $897 million, a 41% increase over the month of November when notional value reached $637 million.
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Northern Lights Fund files with the SEC-QUANTX ETFs
September 20, 2017--Northern Lights Fund has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC with the SEC for the QUANTX ETFs.
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Virtus ETF Solutions Launches Actively Managed ETF With Cumberland Advisors
Virtus Cumberland Municipal Bond ETF Launches on NYSE as 'CUMB' January 20, 2017--Virtus ETF Solutions, an affiliate of Virtus Investment Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ: VRTS) has partnered with Cumberland Advisors to introduce the Virtus Cumberland Municipal Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: CUMB).
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC-Goldman Sachs Treasury Access 0-1 Year ETF
January 20, 2016--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the Goldman Sachs Treasury Access 0-1 Year ETF.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC-Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF
January 20, 2016--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to Goldman Sachs Hedge Industry VIP ETF.
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Goldman Sachs files with the SEC
January 20, 2016--Goldman Sachs has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.This filing relates solely to the:
Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta(R) Emerging Markets Equity ETF, Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta(R) Europe Equity ETF, Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta(R) International Equity ETF, Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta(R) Japan Equity ETF, Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta(R) U.S. Large Cap Equity ETF and Goldman Sachs ActiveBeta(R) U.S. Small Cap Equity ETF.
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SPDR(R) S&P MIDCAP 400(R) ETF SEC Filing
January 20, 2017--SPDR(R) S&P MIDCAP 400(R) ETF has filed a post-effective amendment no.27 to Form S-6 registration statement with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: Year-End Edition
January 20, 2017--2016 marked another year of consecutive growth for the actively managed ETF space. In December, assets in actively managed ETFs grew $1.318 billion, or 4.6%, to $29.854 billion.
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ETFGI Reports ETFs/ETPs Listed In The United States Gathered Record Inflows Of 279 Billion US Dollars And Assets Reached A New High Of 2.549 Trillion US Dollars At The End Of 2016
January 20, 2016-ETFGI, the leading independent research and consultancy firm on trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, today reported assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of US$2.543 trillion at the end of 2016.
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