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April 2012
19 April 2012

Sector-based index strategies have become increasingly popular as investors move away from benchmarks based on countries or regional geographies. We examine how best to use sector ETFs and how to evaluate the different indices and funds on offer.

In this complimentary, 1-hour webinar, Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by Michael Schneider of Deutsche Bank AG, Russ Wermers of University of Maryland and Irene Bauer of Twenty20 Investments. The webinar ends with a 30-minute question and answer session.

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March 2012
16 March 2012

With flat or negative returns from equity markets over the last decade, fund expenses have attracted increasingly vocal public criticism. In this webinar we review fee trends in the European funds industry, examine how to measure the full range of costs in pooled investment vehicles and compare ETFs with other types of funds.

In this complimentary, 1-hour webinar, Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by Ed Moisson, head of UK and cross-border research at Lipper, Peter Sleep, Senior Portfolio Manager at Seven Investment Management, and Leonard Welter, Chief Technology Officer at Data Explorers to discuss this subject. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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February 2012
16 February 2012

Following months of debate about the ETF market’s regulation, ESMA released its draft guidelines at the end of January. How will the new rules affect the ETF market? What are the key changes investors should be aware of? And what does this all mean for the future of the passive funds business?

Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by Alain Dubois of Lyxor Asset Management, Roy Zimmerhansl of FinTuition & Zimmerhansl Consulting Services, and Frédéric Ducoulombier of EDHEC Risk Institute-Asia to discuss the key points in the rapidly changing regulatory environment. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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January 2012
19 January 2012

Fixed income ETFs have attracted substantial interest from investors, especially in Europe, and are a focus of ETF market innovation. But bond ETFs are not without their critics. They can face liquidity and pricing challenges that are unique to this asset class. Selecting the right bond index presents investors with another challenge, given eurozone instability and frequent credit ratings changes.

Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by Arne Noack of Deutsche Bank AG, Samu Lang of Taaleritehdas Asset Management and Stephan Flagel, an independent advisor to financial data services industry, to discuss this subject. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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December 2011
1 December 2011

Amidst all the alarm bells ringing around ETFs, how can you tell fact from fiction?

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we attempt to provide a balanced perspective of the key risks incurred when investing in exchange-traded funds (ETFs). We survey the key debates on ETF structure within the context of the UCITS rules for funds in Europe. We also highlight some of the due diligence points investors should consider when evaluating different trackers on the same index.

Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by Eleanor Hope-Bell of SPDR ETFs Europe, Bert Verdoodt of Clifford Chance LLP and Mirzha de Manuel of Centre for European Policy Studies to discuss this subject. The webinar includes a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session.

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October 2011
20 October 2011

How do you know if your ETF trade is being executed at a fair price in the secondary market?

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we examine how Europe’s ETF secondary market operates, compare different ways of executing trades, and discuss best practices for investors to ensure best execution. We also explore recent regulatory measures to enforce post-trade transparency and how this impacts investors.

Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by the following expert panellists to discuss this subject:

  • Ryan O’Connor, Vice President, Global ETF Capital Markets Group, SPDR ETFs
  • Slawomir Rzeszotko, Vice President, iShares Capital Markets
  • Todd Hollander, Head of ETF Sales, Jane Street Financial Limited


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September 2011
15 September 2011

Regulators worldwide have shown intense interest in exchange-traded funds over the last year, raising a series of concerns about ETF risks.

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we examine what these concerns are, who’s leading the regulatory debate, how issuers and market participants are reacting, and what new rules might affect the European ETF market in future.

Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by the following expert panellists to discuss this subject:

  • Brian Kelliher, Partner, Dillon Eustace
  • Alan Miller, Founding Partner & Chief Investment Officer, SCM Private
  • Gary Mairs, Founder, TCF Investment

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06 September 2011

In this complimentary, one-hour webinar we explore how exchange-traded products can provide easy and cost-effective access to the gold and precious metals markets.

We review the increasing importance of gold and precious metals ETPs for demand and supply in the underlying physical metals markets. We also evaluate the range of ETPs available for European investors, highlighting differences in product structure and their meaning for investors.

Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, is joined by the following expert panellists to discuss the subjects.

  • Suki Cooper, Vice President and Precious Metals Analyst, Barclays Capital
  • Charles Morris, Director, HSBC Global Asset Management

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July 2011
07 July 2011

In this complimentary, one hour webinar we explore in detail how exchange-traded fund prices track the value of their funds’ underlying assets. We show how the arbitrage mechanism underlying ETFs works in practice, and when and how an ETF’s price can diverge from net asset value.

For any investor or trader in ETFs, these are key questions to understand. Paul Amery, editor of IndexUniverse.eu, conducts a 30-minute, in-depth presentation, followed by a 30-minute, interactive question and answer session with expert panellists.

  • Marc Knowles, Managing Director, iShares ETFs
  • Matthew Holden, Head of European ETF Trading, Knight
  • Robert Rushe, Head of Exchange-Traded Product, State Street Global Services

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October 2009
06 October 2009

Leveraged and short exchange-traded funds have emerged as some of the most popular trading tools in Europe. The funds give investors a simple, liquid means of hedging and/or amplifying their exposure to the market.

Or do they? Due to the effects of compounding, the long-term returns of leveraged and short ETFs may not match up with investor expectations. In this webinar, Paul Amery, Managing Editor of IndexUniverse.eu, will explain how European leveraged/short ETFs work, how they can be used in a portfolio and what investors must look out for. He’ll run through the options currently available to investors, discuss the pros and cons of each approach and consider other alternatives to achieving hedged exposure.

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