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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.

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.

UBS introduces GBP-hedged share classes on two commodity ETFs

Mar 7th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces GBP-hedging on Bloomberg commodity ETFs

UBS has extended its currency-hedged product suite with the introduction of pound sterling-hedged share classes on a pair of commodity ETFs. They are the UBS CMCI ex-Agriculture SF UCITS (hedged to GBP) ETF (CCXAG SW) and the UBS Bloomberg Commodity CMCI SF UCITS (hedged to GBP) ETF (BCCMG SW).

SSGA introduces currency-hedging for global aggregate bond ETF

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
SSGA rolls out currency-hedging for Bloomberg Barclays global aggregate bond ETF

State Street Global Advisors has introduced three currency-hedged share classes for the recently launched European-listed SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate UCITS ETF. The new share classes offer currency hedging relative to US dollars, pounds sterling, or euros.

Vanguard trims fees on $1.3bn Canadian bond ETF

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Vanguard introduces four Canadian fixed income ETFs

Vanguard Investments Canada has lowered the management fee for one of its largest fixed income ETFs listed in Canada, reinforcing its reputation as a leading low-cost ETF provider. Atul Tiwari, managing director for Vanguard Investments Canada, said, “Vanguard’s mission is to give investors the best chance for investment success, and part of that commitment is to lower the cost of investing for all Canadians.”

Deutsche adds USD high-yield corporate bond ETF to fixed income suite

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds USD high-yield corporate bond ETF to fixed income suite

Deutsche Asset Management has expanded its fixed income ETF range with the listing of the db x-trackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (XUHY LN) on London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. Blanca Koenig, Deutsche AM fixed income ETF strategist, said, “The new USD high-yield ETF expands the toolkit available to investors to address today’s market challenges.”

BlackRock turns active iShares ETF passive

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
iShares turns an active ETF passive

BlackRock has transitioned its iShares Edge US Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF (FIBR US) from an actively managed fund to an index-based fund, adopting the Bloomberg Barclays US Fixed Income Balanced Risk Index as its underlying reference. The move brings FIBR into alignment with the other iShares Edge ETFs, which are all index-based, smart-beta funds.

Mind your P’s and F’s: Don’t confuse leveraged ETPs with ETFs

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
BlackRock: Guess who’s driving the ETF bus?

By Martin Small, Head of US iShares at BlackRock

As the recent market volatility made clear, there’s a big difference between plain vanilla ETFs and leveraged products making big bets with big risks.

SSGA launches global aggregate bond ETF in Europe

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
SSGA launches SPDR Barclays global aggregate bond ETF in Europe

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate UCITS ETF (SYBZ GR) in Europe, providing a single point of access for investors looking for globally diversified, investment grade fixed income exposure. The ETF has debuted on Xetra with listings on the London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana to follow. Stephen Yeats, MD and head of EMEA and APAC fixed income beta solutions for SSGA, commented, “An allocation to the global aggregate index offers investors one-stop-shop access to the global bond market.”

Invesco cross-lists three PowerShares fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Invesco cross-lists three Powershares fixed income ETFs on SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares fixed income ETFs onto Borsa Italiana, tradable in euros. The ETFs, which track Bloomberg Barclays indices, offer exposure to dollar-denominated corporate bonds, euro-denominated corporate bonds and dollar-denominated emerging market sovereign bonds.