View more on these topics

HSBC looks to complete EM line-up

HSBC is considering launching exchange traded funds covering Russia, India, emerging markets Europe and Civets (Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa).

Global head of ETFs and wealth solutions Farley Thomas says he expects to complete the firm’s emerging market line-up by the end of the year.

He says: “Countries like Russia and India will inevitably be in focus for expansion of emerging market ETFs. India and Russia are quite challenging environments to offer ETFs and many of our competitors have launched swap-based products. We want to deliver as much as possible a physical investment.”

Thomas says ETFs’ low cost, transparency, risk control and choice will ensure they continue to grow in popularity.

He says: “A gap in our line-up is also an emerging market Europe ETF that includes Russia, Poland and Hungary. That is part of the pipeline of products we are researching and looking at launching. A Civets ETF is another part of the pipeline.”

Hargreaves Lansdown investment manager Ben Yearsley says: “There are a huge number of ETFs. You have to wonder is there room for everybody? One emerging market ETF is the same as the next one. The ability for the ETF to track an index is going to be more important as competition gets tougher.”


Will green homeloans take off?

Green mortgages get the backing of many in the mortgage business but some commentators says general scepticism of the environmental agenda is holding these products back from mainstream lending. The Energy Efficiency Partnership for Homes, a body set up to deliver the Government’s energy efficiency policies, defines a green mortgage as a homeloan which provides […]

Second stint for Burstow at Barings

Former Barings analyst Clive Burstow has returned to the firm from BlackRock as director and resources investment manager. Burstow will join the global energy and materials team and report to head of global energy and materials Jonathan Blake. His new role will involve the production of research and stock ideas and assisting with the management […]


Govt to allow consumer groups to force probes into financial misselling

Consumer groups will be given the power to force regulators to investigate complaints of widespread misselling of financial products under the Financial Conduct Authority, Treasury financial secretary Mark Hoban will announce today at a Which? conference. The Financial Times reports the FCA, which will take over consumer protection issues from the FSA in 2013, would […]

HMRC helping to remove artificial gains

An investment bond offers investors certain tax advantages, one of which is the ability to take partial surrenders from the investment. This facility allows the policyholder to withdraw amounts up to 5% of the amount invested each policy year on a tax deferred basis, without incurring any immediate tax liability. This tax deferred allowance can […]


News and expert analysis straight to your inbox

Sign up


    Leave a comment


    Why register with Money Marketing ?

    Providing trusted insight for professional advisers.  Since 1985 Money Marketing has helped promote and analyse the financial adviser community in the UK and continues to be the trusted industry brand for independent insight and advice.

    News & analysis delivered directly to your inbox
    Register today to receive our range of news alerts including daily and weekly briefings

    Money Marketing Events
    Be the first to hear about our industry leading conferences, awards, roundtables and more.

    Research and insight
    Take part in and see the results of Money Marketing's flagship investigations into industry trends.

    Have your say
    Only registered users can post comments. As the voice of the adviser community, our content generates robust debate. Sign up today and make your voice heard.

    Register now

    Having problems?

    Contact us on +44 (0)20 7292 3712

    Lines are open Monday to Friday 9:00am -5.00pm