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JP Morgan lists first European-domiciled ETFs on LSE

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan lists first European-domiciled ETFs on the LSE

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has listed two ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) – the JPM Equity Long-Short UCITS ETF (JELS LN) and the JPM Managed Futures UCITS ETF (JPMF LN) – marking the firm’s entrance into the European ETF provider space. The actively managed funds provide exposure to traditional hedge fund strategies.



VanEck’s MVIS launches cryptocurrency indices

Nov 6th, 2017 | By
Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

MV Index Solutions (MVIS), the indexing division of ETF provider VanEck, has unveiled a series of indices designed to track the performance of the fragmented global cryptocurrency markets. With VanEck having already filed regulatory papers to bring products holding Bitcoin instruments to market, the indices shine a light on the potential strategies which may underpin a future VanEck-branded ETF.



Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Global passive assets are set to more than double from $14 trillion in 2016 to $37tn by 2025, according to a recent report from professional services firm PwC.



Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

South African asset manager Sygnia has unveiled four new ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as part of its Sygnia Itrix range. The funds provide exposure to a range of local and international asset classes including JSE-listed equities, US equities and global property.



QuantShares’ Canadian ETF range renamed to AGFiQ

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
QuantShares' Canadian ETF range renamed to AGFiQ

Toronto-based AGF Investments has announced that its line-up of Canadian-domiciled QuantShares ETFs will be renamed AFGiQ ETFs to bring greater alignment across its brands. The name change will not affect the investment objectives, strategies, management or ticker symbols of the ETFs.



IndexIQ cuts fees for hedge fund ETF

Oct 24th, 2017 | By
Bermstein: Exponential rise in indices spells death of benchmarking

IndexIQ has reduced the management fee charged for its IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (NYSE Arca: QIA) from 0.75% to 0.53%. Including the acquired fund fees, the total expense ratio will now be 0.76%, effective 1 November 2017.



VanEck launches two new ETFs in London

Oct 20th, 2017 | By
VanEck launches two new ETFs in London

VanEck has launched two new ETFs on the London Stock Exchange, the VanEck Vectors Preferred US Equity UCITS ETF (LON: PRF) and the VanEck Vectors Natural Resources UCITS ETF (LON: HAP), offering access to US preferred stocks and global equities of firms involved in commodity production, respectively.



Lion Global and Phillip launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Lion Global and Phillips launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Lion Global Investors and Phillip Capital Management, two Singapore-based asset managers, have teamed up to launch the first ETF to focus entirely on Singapore real estate investment trusts (REITs). The Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF will trade on the Singapore Exchange and will track the Morningstar Singapore REIT Yield Focus Index.



Evolve Funds files prospectus for Canada’s first bitcoin ETF

Sep 29th, 2017 | By
Evolve files prospectus for Canada’s first bitcoin ETF

Evolve Funds has filed a preliminary prospectus with the Canadian securities regulator to list the country’s first bitcoin ETF. The Evolve Bitcoin ETF (BITS) is designed to provide Canadian investors with exposure to the world’s first decentralised currency.



ClearShares OCIO ETF passes $100m in AUM

Sep 27th, 2017 | By
ClearShares OCIO ETF

The ClearShares OCIO ETF (NYSE Arca: OCIO) is celebrating passing $100 million in assets under management. The fund – launched by provider ClearShares, a subsidiary of Clearbrook, in June of this year – is an ETF of ETFs, offering access to an actively managed, diverse portfolio of passive index‐based ETFs and actively managed ETFs.