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UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on blockchain technology ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on ETF exposed to blockchain technology

Reality Shares, a San Diego-based asset manager and ETF issuer, has partnered with Nasdaq to launch an ETF providing access to companies involved in blockchain technology. “The blockchain ecosystem potentially presents one of the most profound, long-term investment opportunities many of us have or will ever see in our lifetime,” said Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares.



Global ETF industry grows assets by a third in 2017

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

The global ETF industry (including ETPs) grew by a record $1.287 trillion (36.3%) in 2017, more than double the previous record of $554.0 billion set in 2016, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



American Century launches its first ETFs

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Edward Rosenberg, senior vice president and head of ETFs for American Century

American Century Investments has become the latest asset manager to roll out ETFs, with the launch of the the American Century STOXX US Quality Value ETF (VALQ US) and American Century Diversified Corporate Bond ETF (KORP US) on NYSE Arca. Edward Rosenberg, head of ETFs for American Century, commented: “Our goal with the launch of American Century ETFs is to provide innovative strategies that strive to deliver better outcomes for investors.”



Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. They comprise a China A-Shares ETF, a euro-denominated corporate bond ETF, a global government bond ETF, an inflation-linked bond ETF, and an income-focused multi-asset ETF of ETFs.



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.



Nikko remains positive on Japanese equities in 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Naoki Kamiyama, chief strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

Naoki Kamiyama, Chief Strategist at Nikko Asset Management, discusses some of the key forces shaping the outlook for the Japanese economy and stock market in 2018, including government policy, earnings growth, wage growth, and capital expenditure.



Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Amundi has cross-listed the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN FP) onto Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana. The fund offers hedge-fund-like returns by providing a means for investors to gain access to the long-term potential of factor risk premia without being exposed to the overall direction of European equity markets.



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.



Deutsche lists UCITS ETFs on Mexican Stock Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche lists UCITS ETFs on Mexican Stock Exchange

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has announced the listing of its first set of UCITS-compliant exchange-traded funds on the Mexican Stock Exchange. ETFs are rapidly gaining importance among Latin American institutions. Moreover, they are increasingly seeking UCITS products due to their potential for tax efficiency and access to exposures and features unavailable to other ETF jurisdictions.