Alternatives / Multi-Asset

BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

BlackRock has introduced 15 new trading lines for iShares products on SIX Swiss Exchange, comprising equity and fixed income exposures. The new listings – a mix of accumulating, distributing and currency-hedged share classes – expand the range of tools available for Switzerland-based investors.

STANLIB launches global ETFs on JSE

Mar 15th, 2018 | By
Prejelin Naggan, Head of Primary Markets, JSE and Wehmeyer Ferreira, Chief Operating Officer of STANLIB Index Investments

South African investment manager STANLIB Index Investments has launched a range of global passive ETFs on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Each tracks a different international index and is denominated in South African rand. Wehmeyer Ferreira, COO of STANLIB Index Investments, said: “The funds can confidently be used as building blocks for an investor’s portfolio to expand their investment opportunities outside of South Africa in a low cost and transparent manner.”

Commerzbank launches two ComStage multi-asset ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches two ComStage multi-asset ETFs on Deutsche Börse

German investment bank Commerzbank has introduced two new passively managed multi-asset ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, targeting risk-averse and growth-oriented investors.

Invesco knocks down fee on PowerShares Active US Real Estate ETF

Mar 12th, 2018 | By
Invesco knocks down fees on Active US Real Estate fund

Invesco is to take a chunk out of the management fee on its NYSE Arca-listed PowerShares Active US Real Estate ETF (PSR US), knocking it down from 0.80% to 0.35% as of 1 April 2018.

BMO unveils five more ETF plays on Toronto Stock Exchange

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Kevin Gopaul, Head of BMO Global Asset Management Canada

Canadian ETF provider BMO has launched five new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange, three of which are fixed income. “As one of the top 10 fixed income ETF providers globally, we’re excited to build on our successful and comprehensive suite,” said Kevin Gopaul, Head of BMO Global Asset Management Canada.

ETF issuers comment on Italian election results

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
Populist movements in Italy signal a return of political risk in Europe

The results of elections in Italy could signal a return to uncertainty for the European Union as Italian voters favoured two anti-establishment parties, the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Northern League, in a outcome that failed to provide any party with the majority needed to govern. ETF issuers ETF Securities, WisdomTree and SPDR ETFs, offered their take on the election results.

State Street unveils IntelliGX “living indices”

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
State Street unveils IntelliGXSM – a new suite of dynamic indices

State Street, the ultimate parent of SPDR ETFs, has introduced a new suite of rules-based, dynamically adjusting indices.

ProShares reduces VIX ETFs’ exposures following volatility blow-up

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
ProShares VIX ETFs reduce exposures following volatility blow-up

ProShares has reduced the degree of exposure underlying its two VIX-related ETFs following rapid, large swings in the products’ values during the equity market sell-off in early February.

JP Morgan cross-lists UCITS ETFs onto Deutsche Börse

Feb 27th, 2018 | By
JP Morgan cross-lists all UCITS ETFs onto Deutsche Börse

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has cross-listed its European-listed UCITS ETFs onto Deutsche Börse, comprising two passive bond ETFs and three actively managed ETFs. “We are pleased to be partnering with Deutsche Börse as we launch into the German market for the first time with our initial European ETF offering,” said Christoph Bergweiler, head of Germany, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe and Greece at JPMAM.

Vident Financial shifts ETF suite to NYSE Arca

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By
Vident Financial shifts ETF suite to NYSE Arca

Vident Financial has changed the primary listing venue across all Vident ETFs from Nasdaq to NYSE Arca. The funds involved include the Vident International Equity ETF (VIDI US), Vident Core US Equity ETF (VUSE US), Vident Core US Bond Strategy ETF (VBND US) and the Weatherstorm Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF (FLAG US).