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BlackRock and Bloomberg set up consolidated ETF feed

BlackRock and Bloomberg have teamed up to offer a consolidated information feed for ETFs where advisers can see trading data and volumes for the iShares range.

Advisers can view the bid-offer spread and identify liquidity in the market by the total volumes traded.

The view is created by Bloomberg’s European Composite tickers, which aggregate volume and trading data for reported over-the-counter and exchange traded iShares ETFs. This includes data from 22 exchanges in Europe where ETFs are traded.

For example, the iShares FTSE 100 is traded in sterling on five European exchanges and in euros on four. Previously, to determine overall trading volumes, five tickers would be needed to get the sterling total and four for a euro total. Total volume can now be viewed on one consolidated ticker for sterling and one consolidated ticker for euro.


Pearson Jones makes £2.2m pension redress provision

Skipton Building Society-owned IFA firm Pearson Jones has set aside £2.2m for possible redress over pension sales relating to a firm it merged with in 2010. The firm’s accounts reveal Pearson Jones is conducting a review into the pension selling of Parnell Fisher, which merged with Pearson in October 2010. The provision means the firm […]


IMA: FSA’s governance of MAS must be improved

The Investment Management Association says the FSA needs to improve its governance of the Money Advice Service and that financial services firms should be involved in holding it to account because they provide its funding. The IMA’s response to the Treasury select sub-committee’s inquiry into the service says the regulator’s “weak” governance to date could […]

Architas blends active with passive

Architas has changed the structure of its multi-manager portfolio range from manager of managers to fund of funds. The revamped funds will become the multi-asset blended range, providing advisers with cost-effective risk-profiled multiasset portfolios. The range will comprise five risk-profiled funds, including the Architas MA blended reserve, moderate, intermediate, progressive and growth funds, plus three […]

Fund Focus: Bric fix

Gregor Watt talks to investment managers about their hopes and fears for Brazil, Russia, India and China, the economies that continue to dominate the emerging market scene


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