‘ Emerging and Frontier ’

BlackRock: 2017 an extraordinary year for ETFs

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

BlackRock, the parent of the iShares, has published its latest ETP Landscape report, which in this edition looks back at 2017 – an extraordinary year for ETPs. Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team, highlights five key stories behind the 2017 European ETP flows.



BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

By Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

Richard shares seven investing ideas to consider as 2018 gets underway.



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

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Invesco cross-lists three PowerShares fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

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.



Morgan Stanley’s FundLogic and ERI Scientific Beta partner on five equity factor ETFs

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Morgan Stanley’s Fundlogic launches five equity smart beta ETFs

ERI Scientific Beta, an affiliate of the EDHEC-Risk Institute, and Fundlogic, the ETF platform of investment bank Morgan Stanley, have partnered to launch five smart beta ETFs on the London Stock Exchange. The ETFs provide factor-based equity exposure to the US, Japan, developed Asia-Pacific ex-Japan, developed Europe, and emerging markets.



Bulgarian issuer Expat debuts ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 11th, 2018 | By
Nicola Yankov, chairman of the board of directors of Expat Asset Management.

Bulgarian ETF issuer Expat Asset Management has launched its first ETF on Deutsche Börse – the Expat Bulgaria SOFIX UCITS ETF (BGX GR) – providing exposure to the most liquid equities on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. Nicola Yankov, chairman of the board of directors of Expat Asset Management, said the ETF “represents a unique market proposition which provides access to country-specific exposure for international investors”.



UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

UBS Asset Management has expanded its socially responsible ETF suite on the London Stock Exchange with two new listings offering GBP- and USD-hedged exposure to the all-country world MSCI ACWI SRI 5% Issuer Capped Index. Simone Rosti, head of passive & ETF sales Europe at UBS Asset Management, said: “With these listings, clients can increase their exposure to ESG-screened large and mid-cap stocks across both developed and emerging markets. Clients can also benefit from our currency-hedging product, which has enjoyed significant net inflows in the year to date.”



Expat launches four single-country ETFs on Bulgaria Stock Exchange

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Bulgaria Expat Asset Management

Expat Asset Management has launched four new single-country ETFs on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE). The ETFs provide exposure to the equity markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Greece.



Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

From the Asian equity desk at Nikko Asset Management.

A robust global economy and monetary policy tightening could benefit export-oriented economies in Asia. Coupled with a recovery of consumption within the region, we continue to believe that Asian equities provide better earnings growth prospects at a more attractive valuation relative to developed markets.



MiFID II to boost passives’ market share in Europe, finds Cerulli

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By
Angelos Gousios, director, European retail research, at Cerulli.

Angelos Gousios, director, European retail research, at Cerulli, notes that MiFID II’s drive for transparency on costs will shift the balance further in favour of passive investing, benefiting products such as ETFs.



WisdomTree launches China equity and global balanced income ETFs

Dec 21st, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches China equity and global balanced income ETFs

WisdomTree has launched two new ETFs on NYSE Arca – the WisdomTree ICBCCS S&P China 500 Fund (WCHN US) and the WisdomTree Balanced Income Fund (WBAL US) – providing exposure to Chinese equities and a portfolio of ETFs composed of equity and fixed income exposures.