‘ Emerging and Frontier ’

BlackRock highlights six portfolio ideas for global growth

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Wei Li, head of iShares EMEA investment strategy at BlackRock

Wei Li, head of iShares EMEA investment strategy at giant ETF issuer BlackRock, has commented on six potential ideas for investors’ portfolio allocations in the face of increasing global economic expansion.



Hang Seng launches three ‘southbound’ Hong Kong Stock Connect indices

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Hang Seng launches three Hong Kong Stock Connect indices

Hang Seng Indexes has launched three indices tracking Hong Kong- and China-based equities listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange that are accessible through the southbound trading link of the Stock Connect Hong Kong (SCHK) schemes.



Invesco launches three PowerShares fixed income ETFs in Europe

Nov 20th, 2017 | By
Paul Syms, head of fixed income product management at Invesco PowerShares

Invesco has launched three PowerShares-branded fixed income ETFs in Europe. The funds track Bloomberg Barclays indices and provide exposure to bonds from USD-denominated corporates, EUR-denominated corporates, and emerging market sovereigns. Paul Syms, head of fixed income product management at Invesco PowerShares, commented: “There is strong demand from investors for low-cost, simple, transparent and well-structured fixed income solutions. Invesco PowerShares is determined to be the leading provider of such ETFs in Europe.”



KraneShares releases further commentary on China Environment ETF

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares

KraneShares has released further commentary on its recently launched thematic ETF – the KraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF (KGRN US) – which provides access to Chinese companies involved in producing environmentally beneficial products and services. Speaking about the investment case for the ETF, Jonathon Krane, CEO of KraneShares, said, “We believe Chinese companies focused on contributing to a more environmentally sustainable economy may potentially benefit from this focused initiative.”



Virtus launches emerging markets multi-factor ETF

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
William J. Smalley, executive managing director and head of product strategy and management, Virtus ETF Solutions.

Virtus ETF solutions has launched the Virtus Glovista Emerging Markets ETF (EMEM US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund uses a quantitative multi-factor strategy to provide exposure to ‘favoured’ emerging markets. William Smalley, executive managing director of Virtus, commented: “This new ETF offers investors exposure to the surge in global economic growth, leveraging the specialized knowledge and quantitative skills of Glovista Investments in a passive, tax-efficient vehicle.”



UBS launches three bond ETFs on Xetra

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

UBS has launched three new fixed income ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, providing access to emerging market corporate bonds, as well as different maturity segments of the inflation-linked euro government bond universe.



EMEA-listed ETFs gather $8bn in October, reports BlackRock

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
BlackRock highlights six portfolio ideas for global growth

EMEA-listed ETFs recorded net inflows of $7.8 billion in October, according to research from BlackRock. Equity ETFs dominated again with $6.3bn of the net new assets while fixed income ETFs gained $1.1bn. Net new assets for ETFs in the region in the year-to-date now stand at $81bn, already greater than the previous full calendar year record set in 2015.



SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

SIX Swiss Exchange reported a 13.7% drop in Q3 ETF trading volumes compared to Q2, with the majority of the decrease accounted for by equity ETFs, after the benchmark Swiss Market Index SMI traded sideways for much of the quarter. The year-on-year decline was a relatively modest 3.6%.



Evolve to buy Sphere’s ETF range

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Evolve to buy Spheres ETF range

Evolve Funds has announced it has entered an agreement to buy Sphere Investment Management’s five ETFs, which are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.



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.