Barclays Global Investors

Dealers tout dividends despite slide

The recent collapse in the value of dividends is a reminder of painful 2008 losses for dealers – but the industry says long positions will make money in any scenario short of catastrophe. Mark Pengelly reports

Fuhr to cover exchange-traded funds at BGI

Deborah Fuhr, who previously headed exchange-traded funds (ETF) research at Morgan Stanley, has joined asset manager and ETF provider Barclays Global Investors (BGI) in a similar role.

Liffe to list options on stock index ETFs

London-based derivatives exchange Liffe is to list options on the iShares FTSE 100 and DJ Euro Stoxx 50 exchange-traded funds (ETFs), which are operated by San Francisco-based asset manager Barclays Global Investors.

Pension funds still shunning derivatives

The majority of corporate pension funds have yet to implement the use of derivatives in their risk management strategies, despite the recent drive towards liability-driven investments (LDI), according to a new survey of chief executives and treasurers at…

BGI hires in fixed income ahead of hedge fund launch

Barclays Global Investors (BGI), the San Francisco-based asset management arm of Barclays Bank, has made four hires in its fixed-income department in anticipation of the launch of new long/short fixed-income products fund.

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