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Barclays, Novus unveil smart beta equity indices based on hedge fund filings

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Barclays, Novus unveil smart beta equity indices based on hedge fund filings

Barclays and data analytics platform Novus have launched the Novus Barclays Public Ownership HF Conviction Index family, a new addition to the Barclays range of Quantitative Investment Strategies. The smart beta indices track equities which, according to regulatory filings, are commonly being held in high conviction positions across some of the largest funds in the hedge fund industry.



BlackRock introduces currency hedged versions of floating rate bond ETF

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock has introduced GBP and EUR hedged versions of its iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (LON: FLOT). The move comes at a time when the dollar is losing ground against other major currencies which may be discouraging investors from holding unhedged dollar-denominated assets.



Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Vanguard has filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF which is due to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. The fund will offer investors access to the entire US investment-grade corporate bond market by investing in other Vanguard ETFs.



iShares’ giant high-yield bond ETF gets criticised by Kames

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By
iShares' giant high-yield bond ETF (HYG) get criticised by Kames

The world’s largest high-yield bond ETF has come in for some criticism from a bond mutual fund manager at London and Edinburgh-based investment manager Kames Capital. Stephen Baines, co-manager of the Kames Short Dated High Yield Global Bond Fund, says the performance of the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: HYG), which has returned 70.8%, or 5.5% per annum, over in the ten years since its launch, “looks somewhat disappointing” when compared to the broad high-yield market.



BlackRock: Three ways ETFs have revolutionized the bond market

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Matthew Tucker iShares BlackRock

By Matthew Tucker, head of iShares Americas fixed income strategy at BlackRock.

Fifteen years ago this week the first bond ETFs debuted, changing the way investors can access fixed income markets. At first, only four iShares bond ETFs were available, with just a small amount of assets and access limited to Treasuries and US investment grade credit. Today there are over 300 bond ETFs in the US with more than $500 billion in AUM, offering entry into almost every sector of the bond market. What brought about this exceptional growth?



Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value ETF reaches $1bn in AUM

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value ETF reaches $1bn in AUM

Ossiam has reported that the Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value UCITS ETF (LON: UCAP) passed the $1 billion AUM milestone in June. The ETF uses the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio, developed jointly by Barclays and Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Robert Shiller, as a valuation driver in a sector rotational strategy. Professor Shiller said: “I feel grateful to the people at Ossiam and at Barclays for the careful work they have done to make the CAPE products a reality for so many people.”



Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Jul 18th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Lyxor has launched three new fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana, the Lyxor BofAML EUR Short Term High Yield UCITS ETF (HYS), Lyxor BofAML $ Short Term High Yield Euro Hedged UCITS ETF (HYSTH) and the Lyxor $ Float Rate Note EUR Hedged UCITS ETF (FLOTH).



BlackRock slashes fees on iShares MBS ETF

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
BlackRock slashes fees on iShares MBS ETF

BlackRock has reduced the fees charged on the iShares MBS ETF (NYSE Arca: MBB) from 0.27% to just 0.09%. MBB tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US Mortgage Backed Securities Index, composed of a broad range of investment-grade mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued and/or guaranteed by US government agencies such as Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.



Barclays and Time to launch suite of Fortune 500 indices

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
Barclays and Time to launch suite of Fortune 500 indices

Barclays and Time Inc have announced they have entered into an exclusive agreement to launch a new family of indices based on the Fortune 500, the annual list of the largest public and private corporations in the US ranked by revenue. The indices, which will focus on listed stocks, will be designed to be investable and thus suitable to underlie index-linked investment products such as ETFs.



Barclays launches new US merger arbitrage index

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By
Turner Investments to acquire ETF issuer Elkhorn Capital

Barclays has launched the Barclays Merger Arbitrage US Index, a new addition to the Barclays range of Quantitative Investment Strategies. The index, which is suitable to underlie future investment products such as ETFs, will allow investors to access potential returns from the successful completion of announced merger deals in the US.