Buy side Monthly archive

Oct 26, 2018
Who’s afraid of the big bad bear?
Investors around the world are nursing their wounds. In the month of October, the MSCI World Index has fallen 6.5 percent, the US and UK indices have both retreated by 6.7 percent, and emerging markets are a whopping 7.8 percent lower than at the start of the month. On October 24, the decline in US exchanges wiped out all the gains of 2018. The next day, the Nasdaq suffered its biggest one-day fall for seven years. Investors are pivoting forcefully into ‘risk-off...
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Oct 25, 2018
New securities offer Australian investors access to US equities
Investors on Australian time could soon take back the night using investment securities known as TraCRs to buy and trade US shares at any time of day. The instruments – pronounced ‘tracers’ and short for Transferable Custody Receipts – are the product of a partnership between pan-European equity exchange Chi-X and Deutsche Bank to make it easi...
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Oct 24, 2018
Inside the changing world of ETFs
One of the biggest talking points from the recent IR Magazine Think Tank – Canada was how to tell the difference between different exchange-traded funds (ETFs), what IR teams can do to influence ETF portfolio managers, and what else IR teams need to know. The audience of more than 60 people heard the answers to these questions and much more during the interactive ETF session. In this article we provide the highlights. Understanding how ETFs are crea...
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Oct 19, 2018
Are ETFs a danger to the stock market?
Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) are increasingly present in institutional investors’ portfolios. Kirst Kuipers of BlackRock says this is because they offer diversified access to markets and because they are cheap and easy to trade. But the popularity of ETFs has caused an overwhelming amount of investment to represent a comparatively small volume of shares in the market. This mismatch risks exposing the under...
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