Archive for September 2011

Pimco launches Emerging Markets Advantage Local Bond Index Source ETF

Sep 26th, 2011 | By
PIMCO launches Emerging Markets Advantage Local Bond Index Source ETF

PIMCO has teamed up with European specialist ETF provider Source to launch the PIMCO Emerging Markets Advantage Local Bond Index Source ETF. The fund is weighted by GDP and offers significant exposure to local currency debt of China and India.



Credit Suisse launches equity market neutral ETN

Sep 21st, 2011 | By
Credit Suisse launches equity market neutral ETN

Credit Suisse launches ETN to provide exposure to an equity market neutral strategy. The ETN is intended to achieve stable returns while reducing risk by selecting a portfolio of 75 long stocks and 75 short stocks from over 20,000 global equities.



Barclays launches inverse VIX Index iPath ETNs

Sep 19th, 2011 | By
Barclays launches inverse VIX Index iPath ETNs.

Barclays, a UK-based bank, today announced the launch of a new series of ETNs designed for investors wishing to speculate on a fall in volatility. The iPath Inverse S&P 500 VIX Short-Term Futures ETNs are offer investors a ‘short’ view on volatility of US equity markets.



HSBC launches MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (HMEF)

Sep 7th, 2011 | By
AVANA Invest launches debut ETF

HSBC today launched the HSBC MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (HMEF), which comes with a highly competitive Total Expense Ratio (TER) of just 0.60%. Farley Thomas, Head of ETFs, at HSBC, said: “MSCI Emerging Markets is an iconic index for tracking emerging markets worldwide, making this latest launch an important milestone in the expansion of HSBC’s ETF offering in Europe. As is the case for all HSBC ETFs in Europe and Asia, this fund offers extremely good value, as well as physical exposure to the total-return performance of the index net of fees.”



Gold ETPs: Is the rush to gold rational?

Sep 1st, 2011 | By
Investors reveal outlook for gold as trading in precious metal ETCs surges

Though commodities have traditionally been viewed as a volatile asset class, defensive investors may now consider maintaining a strategic allocation to commodities, and in particular, gold, says iShares’ Russ Koesterich