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


American ETP News
US regulator probes ETF pricing structures
December 21, 2014--Extreme movements in the prices of bonds, commodities and other assets have prompted regulators at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to take a closer look at the inner workings of exchange traded funds.
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Bloomberg and State Street Global Advisors Introduce the First Fixed Income ETF Creation and Redemption Service To Enhance Transparency Of Fixed Income ETFs.
State Street Global Advisors is the first ETF Provider to Use the Bloomberg Fixed Income ETF Basket Tool
December 19, 2014--Bloomberg today introduced the Bloomberg Fixed Income ETF Basket Tool in order to further automate the workflow and construction of fixed income exchange traded funds (ETFs).
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A Humbled Janus Capital Is Betting on Bill Gross for Its Turnaround
December 19, 2014--When Bill Gross quit bond giant Pacific Investment Management Co. three months ago, almost as stunning as his departure was his choice of employer: Janus Capital Group Inc.
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Commodity Funds CFD and CTF Propose Plan to Convert to ETF Structure
Funds to seek shareholder approval for structure change that seeks a closer alignment between market price and net asset value
December 19, 2014--Nuveen Investments, a leading global provider of investment services to institutions as well as individual investors, today announced that Nuveen Commodities Asset Management ("NCAM"), the manager for the Nuveen Diversified Commodity Fund (NYSE MKT: CFD) and the Nuveen Long/Short Commodity Total Return Fund (NYSE MKT: CTF), has approved a plan to convert the Funds into open-end exchange-traded funds ("ETFs").
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iShares files with the SEC
December 19, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares U.S. CapEx ETF.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
December 19, 2014--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Unconstrained Bond Fund- actively-managed ETF.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
December 19, 2014--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Diamond Hill Valuation-Weighted 500 ETF.
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State Street files with the SEC
December 19, 2014--State Street has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the SPDR (R) MSCI USA Quality Mix ETF.
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ETFis files with the SEC
December 19, 2014--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
BioShares(TM) Biotechnology Products Fund
BioShares(TM) Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fun
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PowerShares files with the SEC
December 19, 2014--PowerShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the PowerShares Russell 1000 Equal Weight Portfolio.
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CFTC Swaps Report Update
December 19, 2014--The current reports for the week of December 16, 2014 are now available.
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Financial Stability Oversight Council Releases Request for Comment on Asset Management Products and Activities
Council Seeks Public Comment on Potential Financial Stability Risks Related to Liquidity and Redemptions, Leverage, Operational Functions, and Resolution
December 18, 2014--The Financial Stability Oversight Council (Council) today voted unanimously to release a notice seeking public comment regarding potential risks to U.S. financial stability from asset management products and activities.
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FINRA Issues Precious Metals Investor Alert
December 18, 2014--The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a new Investor Alert called Physical Precious Metals: Tips to Avoid Tarnishing Your Portfolio.
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ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs ETF Surpasses Billion Dollar Mark
"SDOG" Reaches Milestone Assets Under Management (AUM) in Just Over Two Years
December 18, 2014--ALPS, a DST Company focused on asset management and asset servicing, today announced that the ALPS Sector Dividend Dogs Exchange-Traded Fund (ETF) (NYSE: SDOG) has passed one billion dollars in assets under management.
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CSOP Asset Management files with the SEC
December 18, 2014--CSOP Asset Management has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Reality Shares files with the SEC
December 18, 2014--Reality Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Reality Shares NASDAQ-100 DIVS Index ETF.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update-But Cheap Oil Was Supposed To Be Good For
December 18, 2014--For the week of December 8-December 12
Macro Equity markets got pummeled last week with large declines despite the positive perception afforded to falling energy prices.
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AlphaMark Advisors files with the SEC
December 18, 2014--AlphaMark Advisors has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Janus files with the SEC
December 18, 2014--Janus has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Van Eck files with the SEC
December 18, 2014--Van Eck has filed a 40-APP 1 with the SEC.
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IIROC publishes academic papers on impact of HFT
December 17, 2014--The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC) today published academic papers from three of the four academic teams chosen to assess the impact of high frequency trading (HFT) and related activity on Canadian equity markets, as part of the final phase of IIROC's comprehensive HFT Study.
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Federal Reserve Board and Federal Open Market Committee release economic projections from the December 16-17 FOMC meeting
December 17, 2014--The attached table and charts released on Wednesday summarize the economic projections and the target federal funds rate projections made by Federal Reserve Board members and Federal Reserve Bank presidents for the December 16-17 meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee.
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Midweek Market Pulse: Market News and Index Movers-Crude Showing Signs of Aiding Economy
December 17, 2014--Crude oil continued its slide this week, pausing around $55/barrel. The decline in crude has led to many positive gains for the economy.
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New Approach to ETF Special Distributions-First Asset ETFs Announce Revised Estimated 2014 Annual Special Distributions
December 17, 2014--First Asset Investment Management Inc. ("First Asset") today announced special distributions in its First Asset exchange traded funds ("First Asset ETFs") which include a 25% cash portion intended to assist unitholders in satisfying any potential tax liability.
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Barclays Announces the Transfer of Primary Listing for Ten iPath(R) Exchange Traded Notes
December 17, 2014--Barclays Bank PLC announced today the transfer of primary listing venue for 10 iPath(R) Exchange Traded Notes (the "ETNs") to the NASDAQ Stock Market.
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SEC explores toughening 'accredited investor' rule
December 17, 2014--A Securities and Exchange Commission advisory committee is weighing toughening up the definition of an "accredited investor," saying income and net assets alone may not be the best measure.
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BioShares Launches Two New Biotechnology ETFs
BioShares Biotechnology Funds Give Investors Unique and Selective Exposure to the Dynamic, High-Growth Biotechnology Sector
December 17, 2014-- LifeSci Index Partners, LLC ("LSIP"), a New York City-based investment advisor and index provider, today launched the BioShares(TM) Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund (Nasdaq:BBC) and the BioShares(TM) Biotechnology Products Fund (Nasdaq:BBP) (together, "the Funds").
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NYSE to eliminate fees for some retail stock orders
December 17, 2014--Intercontinental Exchange Inc's NYSE Group unit said on Tuesday it would eliminate the fees the exchange operator charges for certain retail stock orders in an effort to take back business from over-the-counter trading platforms.
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BATS Exchange Lists ValueShares ETF
ValueShares International Quantitative Value ETF Begins Trading Today on BATS Exchange
December 17, 2014--BATS Global Markets (BATS), a leading operator of securities markets in the U.S. and Europe, today announced that Alpha Architect's ValueShares International Quantitative Value ETF (BATS: IVAL) begins trading today on BATS Exchange.
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Deutsche's ETF spending spree paying dividends in US
December 16, 2014--Deutsche Asset and Wealth Management put its money where its mouth is in order to make its passive fund business in the US a bigger player, and officials say its strong sales in 2014 prove the strategy is paying off.
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Nasdaq hires head of ETP listings and services
December 16, 2014--Former head of global ETF and North America fund services at Citibank will be responsible for all aspects of Nasdaq's US ETF marketplace
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iShares files with the SEC
December 16, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Exponential Technologies ETF.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
December 16, 2014--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC
December 16, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the following Funds:
iShares Enhanced International Large-Cap ETF
iShares Enhanced International Small-Cap ETF
iShares Enhanced U.S. Large-Cap ETF
iShares Enhanced U.S. Small-Cap ETF
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iShares files with the SEC
December 16, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC
December 16, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the iShares iBonds Dec 2020 Corporate ETF.
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IMF Working paper-The Rich and the Great Recession
December 16, 2014--Summary: Most papers explaining the macro causes of the U.S. Great Recession focus on the behavior of the middle class: how its saving rate declined in the pre-crisis years, then surged following the crisis.
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
December 15, 2014--US ETF Weekly Update
Weekly Flows: $1.7 Billion Net Inflows
Tenth Consecutive Week of Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 39 of 50 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $1.9 Trillion, Up 14% YTD
Four ETF Launches Last Week
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Fidelity files with the SEC
December 15, 2014--Fidelity has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Goldman files for a new batch of exchange-traded funds
December 15, 2014--Goldman Sachs Group Inc has filed for a slew of new exchange-traded funds, most of them alternative, another step by the Wall Street bank in its pursuit of the fast-growing, nearly $2 trillion U.S. ETF market.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
December 15, 2014--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund.
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TrimTabs files with the SEC
December 15, 2014--Trim Tabs has filed a pre-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the
TrimTabs U.S. Free-Cash-Flow ETF (FCFD)
TrimTabs Intl Free-Cash-Flow ETF (FCFI)
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SEC's White Vows to Get Tougher on Mutual Funds
December 12, 2014--White outlined three initiatives to put controls on portfolio composition and operational risks within asset management firms
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Morningstar Reports U.S. Mutual Fund and ETF Asset Flows for November 2014
December 12, 2014--Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ: MORN), a leading provider of independent investment research, today reported estimated U.S. mutual fund and exchange-traded fund (ETF) asset flows for November 2014. Among U.S. equity funds, the pattern of outflows for actively managed funds and inflows for passive funds continued.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
December 12, 2014--The current reports for the week of December 09, 2014 are now available.
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First Bridge Data-'ETF 20/20' Dec Report: The ETMF gets approved, Crude Oil plunges
December 12, 2014--Key Highlights
Our monthly 'ETF 20/20í report analyzes recent Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) trends in the US, using data from the First Bridge global ETF database.
ETF assets ended November 2014 at $1.987T, close to the significant $2T milestone, reinforcing the secular shift towards ETF adoption by investors.
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Morgan Stanley-Introduction to ETFs: Market Strategies & Applications
December 12, 2014--The Morgan Stanley Wealth Management Introduction to ETFs: Market Strategies & Applications report is now available.
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Goldman files with the SEC
December 12, 2014--Goldman has filed a form N-1A, registration statement with the SEC.
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State Street files with the SEC
December 12, 2014--State Street has filed a Third Amended and Restated Application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Reality Shares files with the SEC
December 12, 2014--Reality Shares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 1 relates solely to the Reality Shares DIVS ETF.
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Horizons files with the SEC
December 12, 2014--Horizons has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Invesco PowerShares Provides Estimated Capital Gains Information for 2014
December 12, 2014--Invesco PowerShares Capital Management, LLC, a leading global provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), announced today that it expects to deliver capital gains distributions across 9 of 116 equity and fixed-income ETFs for 2014.
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United Nations backs BlackRock, State Street low carbon funds
December 11, 2014--The United Nations said Thursday it provided the initial funding for two new exchange-traded funds from BlackRock Inc and State Street Corp that invest in companies with low carbon emissions.
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RevenueShares files with the SEC
December 11, 2014--RevenueShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Asset managers could face tighter supervision under new plan: SEC
December 11, 2014--The top U.S. securities regulator laid out a plan on Thursday to tighten supervision of large asset managers, saying more must be done to identify the risks the firms could pose and to protect markets in the event of a major crisis.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update-Great Jobs Report, Equities Don't Care
December 11, 2014--Highlights of the Prior week-For the week of December 1-December 5
Macro
The monthly non farms jobs report hit on Friday and was a monster. The report showed 321,000 new jobs with the headline (U3) unemployment rate holding steady at 5.8% while the broader U6 moved down one tick to 11.4%.
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Cambria Launches Global Asset Allocation ETF With A 0.00% Management Fee
December 10, 2014--The Cambria ETF Trust and its investment manager, Cambria Investment Management, LP, today launched the Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (Ticker: GAA). This marks the first ETF on the U.S. market to charge a permanent 0% management fee.
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ARK Investment Management Appoints Lorelei O'Hagan To Lead ETF Sales And Distribution Efforts
December 10, 2014--ARK Investment Management (ARK), an active manager of thematic exchange-traded funds (ETF), today announced the appointment of Lorelei O'Hagan as Chief Sales Officer. Lorelei is a 15-year veteran of the securities industry with ten years of experience in exchange-traded products.
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Validea Capital Management Partners With US Bancorp Fund Services To Launch The First Actively-Managed Exchange-Traded Fund In Its ETF Multiple Series Trust
December 10, 2014--U.S. Bancorp Fund Services (USBFS) has added an actively-managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) from Validea Capital Management, LLC (Validea) to its ETF Series Solutions (ESS) multiple-series trust (MST). The Validea Market Legends ETF (NASDAQ: VALX) launched Wednesday, December 10, 2014.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
December 10, 2014--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
December 10, 2014--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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DBX files with the SEC
December 10, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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First Trust files with the SEC
December 10, 2014--First Trust has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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Are Transparent Managed ETFs The Future? Fund Manager Cathie Wood Is Betting On It
December 10, 2014--Each week Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of startup Ark Investment Management, gathers her six stock-picking analysts (five twentysomethings and a fiftysomething former filmmaker) for a brainstorming session at its offices in New York City.
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ValueShares Launches International Quantitative Value ETF (IVAL)
The systematic, transparent, high-conviction, actively managed IVAL ETF complements the recent U.S. equity QVAL offering
December 10, 2014--ValueShares (www.valueshares.com) today announced that it has launched the ValueShares International Quantitative Value ETF (BATS:IVAL).
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Nasdaq to List Validea Market Legends ETF
Efficient Way for Investors to Gain Access to a Unique Stock Selection System
December 10, 2014--Nasdaq today announced that Validea Capital Management will list a new exchange-traded fund, Validea Market Legends ETF (Symbol: VALX), on The Nasdaq Stock Market. VALX will begin trading on today, December 10, 2014.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
December 10, 2014--ETF Securities has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares Active ETF Report: Shot Term Bonds lead inflows for November
December 9, 2014--The number of actively managed funds increased to 122 as four new funds launched in November.
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Vident Opens New York Trading Office
December 9, 2014--Vident Financial, the exchange traded funds issuer behind some of the fastest-growing ETFs to come to market over the past year, said that its Vident Investment Advisory unit commenced ETF trading from its New York office today.
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Vanguard files with the SEC
December 9, 2014--Vanguard has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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iShares files with the SEC
December 9, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the iShares U.S. Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF
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ETFGI's research finds the ETF/ETP industry in the United States reached a new record of 1.98 trillion US dollars in assets at the end of November
December 9, 2014--ETFGI's research finds 2014 is proving to be a very good year for the ETF/ETP industry in the United States. The ETF/ETP industry in the United States reached a new record of US$1.98 trillion in assets at the end of November.
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CBO-The Economic and Budgetary Effects of Producing Oil and Natural Gas From Shale
December 9, 2014--Recent advances in combining two drilling techniques, hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling, have allowed access to large deposits of shale resources-that is, crude oil and natural gas trapped in shale and certain other dense rock formations.
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Research Affiliates-Go for the Gold: Commodities and Inflation
December 8, 2014--At present, many investors assign small probabilities to a sudden increase in inflation. They may, in fact, be more concerned about the near-term possibility of deflation.
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Vanguard turns firepower on shake-up of financial advice market
December 8, 2014--When Jack Bogle launched a low-fee mutual fund company in 1975, he took inspiration from HMS Vanguard, Admiral Horatio Nelson's flagship at the battle of the Nile, for its name and logo.
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Morningstar steps up index fight
December 8, 2014--Data provider Morningstar has stepped up its fight for licence revenue from exchange traded fund providers by
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Cambria files with the SEC
December 8, 2014--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC
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Morgan Stanley-ETF Weekly Update
December 8, 2014--Weekly Flows: $10.1 Billion Net Inflows
Ninth Consecutive Week of Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 38 of 49 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $2.0 Trillion, Up 17% YTD
Two ETF Launches Last Week
Van Eck Announces Five ETF Closures
NY Life to Acquire IndexIQ
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First Trust files with the SEC
December 8, 2014--First Trust has fiuled a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the First Trust Total US Market AlphaDEX(R) ETF (formerly known as First Trust Value Line(R)Equity Allocation Index Fund)
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Bond Traders Double Down on No-Inflation in ETFs: Credit Markets
December 8, 2014--Trading in two of the biggest exchange-traded funds that buy U.S. government debt shows investors are backing away from bets on inflation picking up at the fastest pace this year.
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC-Vident Core U.S. Equity FundTM (VUSE)
December 5, 2014--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Vident Core U.S. Equity FundTM (VUSE).
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ETF Series Solutions files with the SEC
December 5, 2014--ETF Series Solutions has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Validea Market Legends ETF (VALX).
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
December 5, 2014--The current reports for the week of December 02, 2014 are now available.
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CBO-Monthly Budget Review for November 2014
December 5, 2014--The federal government's budget deficit was $181 billion for the first two months of fiscal year 2015, $45 billion less than the shortfall recorded in October and November of last year, CBO estimates.
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Assessment of Basel capital regulations in the United States concluded by the Basel Committee
December 5, 2014-The Basel Committee on Banking Supervision has today published a report assessing the implementation of the Basel capital framework in the United States.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2025 Corporate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares iBonds Dec 2024 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2024 Corporate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares iBonds Dec 2023 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2023 Corporate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares iBonds Dec 2022 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2022 Corporate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2021 Corporate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares iBonds Dec 2019 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2019 Corporate ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC- iShares iBonds Sep 2021 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF
December 5, 2014--December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Sep 2021 AMT-Free Muni Bond ETF.
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares iBonds Dec 2017 Corporate ETF
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares iBonds Dec 2017 Corporate ETF.
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Nasdaq Announces Launch of Twenty Seven New Indexes Effective Monday, December 15, 2014
December 5, 2014--Effective Monday, December 15, 2014, Nasdaq will begin disseminating the following new indexes on the Nasdaq Global Index Data ServicesSM (GIDS 2.0).
NASDAQ AlphaDEX(R) Switzerland Index (Symbol: NQDXCH)
NASDAQ AlphaDEX(R) Switzerland Total Return Index (Symbol: NQDXCHT)
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iShares files with the SEC
December 5, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares MSCI ACWI Low Carbon Target ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC
December 5, 2014--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This post-effective amendment relates only to ProShares Short Gold miners, Proshares UltraShort Gold miners, and ProShares Ultra Gold Miners.
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Spinnaker files with the SEC
December 5, 2014--Spinnaker has filed a application for exemptive relief with the SEC-actively-managed ETFs.
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Van Eck Announces Changes to Market Vectors(R) ETF Product Line
December 5, 2014--Van Eck Global, one of the largest providers of exchange-traded funds in the U.S. and worldwide with more than $22 billion in ETF assets under management as of October 31, 2014, announced today that it plans to close and liquidate five Market Vectors ETFs.
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DBX files with the SEC
December 4, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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DBX files with the SEC
December 4, 2014--DBX has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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AdvisorShares Weekly Market Update-The Crude Crash!
December 4, 2014--For the week of November 24-November 28
Domestic markets were quiet in terms of price action but thre was a lot of news that could potentially move prices despite the short week.
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New York Life Bets on ETFs Copying Hedge Funds ...
December 4, 2014--New York Life Insurance Co. agreed to buy asset manager IndexIQ, pushing into exchange-traded funds and adding offerings for retail investors who want to copy hedge-fund approaches.
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New York Life to enter ETF market with acquisition of IndexIQ
November 4, 2014--New York Life Insurance Co is jumping into the nearly $2 trillion U.S. exchange-traded funds market with its plan to acquire ETF provider IndexIQ.
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First Trust Cross-Lists Five Additional ETFs In Mexico
December 4, 2014--First Trust Advisors L.P. ("First Trust"), a global ETF provider and asset manager, today announced that it has cross-listed five additional exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).
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Pacer files with the SEC
December 4, 2014--Pacer has filed a second amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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Availability of New White Paper Examining Avoidable Structural Costs of Actively Managed Mutual Funds and their Impact on Fund Performance
December 3, 2014--Navigate Fund Solutions LLC (Navigate), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (NYSE: EV), announced today the availability of a new white paper that examines the avoidable structural costs of actively managed mutual funds and their impact on fund performance.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
December 3, 2014--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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Midweek Market Pulse: Market News and Index Movers-Black Friday for Black Gold
December 3, 2014--The precipitous decline in crude oil prices continued this week as OPEC maintained current production levels. WTI Crude contracts slid 10.2% on Friday, as market prices converge toward domestic producersí break-even production costs.
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BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update-Data as of November 30, 2014
December 3, 2014--The BNY Mellon ADR Index Monthly Performance Update is now available.
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Morgan Stabley-ETF Semi-Annual Report
December 3, 2014--Whatís New
With 1,449 ETFs listed in the US as of 11/25/14, it is not practical to provide research on every ETF. We currently publish one-page profiles only on a coverage universe of larger and more liquid ETFs with attractive investment attributes across each market segment.
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CBOE Holdings Reports All-Time Record Trading Volume in October
December 3, 2014--Volume Averages a Record 7 Million Contracts Per Day-Up 29% from October 2013 and 37% from September 2014 -CBOE, CFE, C2 Establish New Monthly Volume Records -Index Options, SPX, VIX Options and VIX Futures Set New Records
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UBS ETRACS Launches New ETN Linked to the S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch Index
ETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch ETN
December 3, 2014--UBS Investment Bank announced that today is the first day of trading on the NYSE Arca(R) for the ETRACS S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch ETN (NYSE Arca(R): VQTS). VQTS is linked to the performance of the S&P 500 VEQTOR Switch Index (the "Index").
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ETF Securities files with the SEC
December 2, 2014--ETF Securities has filed a first amended and restated application for exemptive relief with the SEC.
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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Issues Order Granting Exemptive Relief to Permit the Offering of Exchange-Traded Managed Funds
December 2, 2014--Eaton Vance Management (Eaton Vance), a subsidiary of Eaton Vance Corp. (EV), announced that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has today issued an order (Order) granting Eaton Vance and related parties an exemption from certain provisions of the Investment Company Act of 1940, as amended, to permit the offering of exchange-traded managed funds.
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AltaVista-Sector SPDR Analyzer December 2014
December 2, 2014--The Sector SPDR Analyzer + Equal Sector Weight ETF (EQL), December 2014 report is now available.
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An ETF Pioneer Looks to the Industry's Future
December 2, 2014--Before the advent of the ETF, there was no easy way to invest in the Nasdaq composite index.
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Office of Financial Research 2014 Annual Report to Congress
December 1, 2014--This third annual report of the Office of Financial Research (OFR) assesses threats to U.S. financial stability, outlines OFR research that supports the assessment, and describes the OFR's progress in meeting our mission.
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CFTC.gov Commitments of Traders Reports Update
December 1, 2014--The current reports for the week of November 25, 2014 are now available.
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Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management Increases Creation Limit for ASHR
December 1, 2014--Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management today announced that, effective immediately, the creation limit for Deutsche X-trackers Harvest CSI 300 China A-Shares ETF (nyse arca:ASHR) (the "Fund") will increase from the previous limit of one creation unit per day to five creation units per day.
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
December 1, 2014--US ETF Weekly Update
Weekly Flows: $6.6 Billion Net Inflows
Eighth Consecutive Week of Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 37 of 48 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $2.0 Trillion, Up 17% YTD
One ETF Launch Last Week
Russell Announces ETF Closure
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Exchange Traded Concepts files with the SEC
December 1, 2014--Exchange Traded Concepts has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This Post-Effective Amendment No. 114 relates solely to the EMQQ The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce Index ETF.
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ISE Holdings Reports Business Activity for November 2014
December 1, 2014--ISE and ISE Gemini combined represent 14.9% of equity options market share, excluding dividend trades.

ISE and ISE Gemini reported a combined ADV of 2.1 million contracts.

Dividend trades made up 3.0% of industry volume in November 2014. International Securities Exchange Holdings, Inc. (ISE Holdings) today reported a combined average daily volume (ADV) of 2.1 million contracts in November 2014 for its two exchanges, ISE and ISE Gemini.

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Great News for the U.S. Wind Industry
November 30, 2014-Much of the success of the U.S. wind industry, which you will read about in this article, is a direct result of the federal Production Tax Credit (PTC).
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Fidelity files with the SEC
November 28, 2014--Fidelity has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Latin America Index Dashboard
November 28, 2014--Latin American equities continued their recent downward slide in November. Both the S&P Latin America BMI and the S&P MILA Andean 40 declined 5%. Colombia and Brazil were the weakest performers, down 11% and 5%, respectively. Technology was the best-performing sector of the S&P Latin America BMI, gaining 2%.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-Canada Index Dashboard
November 28, 2014--Canadian equities had a strong month, with the S&P/TSX Composite and the S&P/TSX 60 gaining 1% and 2%, respectively.
The strongest-performing sector of the S&P/TSX Composite in November was Health Care (up 10%). Energy was the weakest performer, down 9%.
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S&P Dow Jones Indices-U.S. Index Dashboard-November 2014
November 28, 2014--Both the S&P 500(R) and the Dow Jones Industrial AverageTM closed November up 3%. Volatility continued to decline from its mid-October peak, as the S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures Index fell by 9%.
The S&P MidCap 400(R) also ended the month in positive territory, gaining 3%, while the S&P SmallCap 600(R) declined slightly. Both mid- and small-caps lag well behind the S&P 500 on a calendar-year basis.
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Horizons ETFs announces closure of ETF
November 28, 2014--Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) Inc. ("Horizons ETFs") and its affiliate AlphaPro Management Inc. (the "Manager") announced today that they will be terminating the Horizons Active S&P/TSX 60TM Index Covered Call ETF (the "ETF") effective at the close of business on Friday, February 6, 2015 (the "Termination Date").
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ETFis files with the SEC
November 28, 2014--ETFis has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the BioSharesTM Biotechnology Products Fund
BioSharesTM Biotechnology Clinical Trials Fund.
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ETFGI's research finds assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of 1.92 trillion US dollars at the end of October 2014
November 10, 2014--ETFGI's research finds assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States reached a new record high of 1.92 Tn US dollars at the end of October 2014.
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US financial advisers resist regulators on pensions rule
November 26, 2014--US financial advisers and investment providers are battling consumer protection rules they
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Canada: Concluding Statement of the 2014 Article IV Mission
November 26, 2014--The Canadian economy performed relatively well over the past year. An awaited pick-up in exports has lifted activity, but rebalancing of growth away from household consumption and residential investment remains incomplete, owing to tentative business investment.
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CFTC.gov Swaps Report Update
November 26, 2014--CFTC's Weekly Swaps Report has been updated, and is now available.
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ETF Managers Capital files with the SEC
November 26, 2014--ETF Managers Capital has filed a pre-effective amendment no. 1, Form S-1 registration statement with the SEC for the Sit Rising Rate ETF.
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Global X files with the SEC
November 26, 2014--Global X has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Global X SuperDividendTM Emerging Markets ETF.
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ProShares files with the SEC
November 26, 2014--ProShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC.
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RevenueShares files with the SEC
November 26, 2014--RevenueShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the RevenueShares Global Growth Fund.
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2 New First Trust ETFs Hit $1 Billion In Assets
November 26, 2014--Those that follow the ETF industry are keenly aware of the funds that are attracting assets as a result of their unique value proposition, low cost, or enhanced distribution channels.
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OFR Working paper-Effects of Limit Order Book Information Level on Market Stability Metrics
November 25, 2014--Abstract
Using an agent-based model of the limit order book, we explore how the levels of information available to participants, exchanges, and regulators can be used to improve our understanding of the stability and resiliency of a market.
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iShares files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Enhanced International Large-Cap ETF.
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Cambria files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--Cambria has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Cambria Global Asset Allocation ETF (GAA).
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Guggenheim files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Guggenheim Enhanced Total Return Bond ETF.
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WisdomTree files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--WisdomTree has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the WisdomTree Europe Hedged SmallCap Equity Fund.
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Guggenheim files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--Guggenheim has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the Guggenheim S&P High Income Infrastructure ETF.
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Direxion Investments Announces Reverse Share Splits of Two Leveraged ETFs
November 25, 2014--Direxion Investments, an ally for both strategic and tactical investors seeking to solve for better investment outcomes, has announced it will execute reverse share splits for two of its leveraged exchange-traded funds ("ETFs").
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Van Eck files with the SEC
November 25, 2014--Van Eck has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC. This filing relates solely to the Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF.
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Russell Sets Orderly Schedule to Close the Russell Equity ETF (ONEF)
November 25, 2014--Russell Investments announced today that the Board of Trustees of Russell Exchange Traded Funds Trust authorized the orderly termination and liquidation of the Russell Equity ETF (ONEF) on or before February 6, 2015.
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Economic growth reaches 11-year high
November 25, 2014--About a month ago, Americans received some unexpectedly good news on the economic front: preliminary estimates showed the gross domestic product exceeding expectations in the third quarter (July through September), with GDP at 3.5%. This morning, that number was revised-and now looks even better.
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DB-Synthetic Equity & Index Strategy-North America-Equity ETPs attract $7.9bn in fresh new cash
November 24, 2014--Data in this report is as of Friday, November 21
Market and Net Cash Flows Review
The US (S&P 500) edged higher by 1.16%; while, outside the US, the MSCI EAFE (in USD) and the MSCI EM (USD) rose by 1.03% and 1.38%, respectively. In the meantime, performance was positive across US sectors. The Materials (+2.74%) and the Energy (+2.62%) sectors recorded the largest increases. The DB Liquid Commodity Index rose by 0.54%; similarly, the WTI Crude Oil, Gold, and Silver prices rose by 0.91%, 1.08%, and 0.80%, respectively; meanwhile, the Agriculture sector (DB Diversified Agriculture Index), fell by 0.54%.
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Exchange Traded Concepts Crosses $2 Billion in Assets
Second Distinguished Milestone Surpassed in 2014 for the ETF-In-A-BoxTM Private-Label ETF Advisor
November 24, 2014--Exchange Traded Concepts ("ETC"), the private-label ETF advisor recognized for bringing to market exchange traded funds on behalf of their clients
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Emerging Global Advisors Streamlines Dividend Suite
Emerging markets asset manager announces index, investment strategy transition as well as fund name change for the EGShares Low Volatility Emerging Markets Dividend ETF (Ticker: HILO); firm will also close two funds
November 24, 2014--Emerging Global Advisors (EGA), the investment advisor to the EGShares suite of emerging markets (EM) exchange-traded funds (ETF),
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Morgan Stanley-US ETF Weekly Update
November 24, 2014--US ETF Weekly Update
Weekly Flows: $6.9 Billion Net Inflows
Seventh Consecutive Week of Net Inflows
High-conviction ETF Recommendations Slide
ETFs Have Generated Net Inflows 36 of 47 Weeks YTD
ETF Assets Stand at $2.0 Trillion, Up 16% YTD
One ETF Launch Last Week
EGShares Announces Changes to Dividend Suite
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iShares files with the SEC-iShares S&P Allocation Series
November 24, 2014--iShares has filed a post-effective amendment, registration statement with the SEC for the iShares Conservative Allocation ETF
iShares Moderate Allocation ETF
iShares Growth Allocation ETF?
iShares Aggressive Allocation ETF?
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São Paulo-based exchange eyes stakes in Latin American rivals
November 23, 2014--Brazil's BM&FBovespa is planning to buy up to 15 per cent of every significant stock exchange operator in Latin America in its boldest move yet to assert its influence in the region.
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