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7IM: Ten years in the life of ETFs

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
Peter Sleep, senior investment manager, Seven Investment Management (7IM).

Peter Sleep, senior investment manager, Seven Investment Management (7IM) takes a look at key developments over the decade that he’s spent with 7IM. He reviews falling fees, the arrival of new players, through to some potential challengers for the future.



Europe-listed ETFs/ETPs gather $10.2bn in net new assets during July

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
Europe-listed ETFs/ETPs gather $10.2bn in net new assets during July

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Europe gathered net inflows of $10.2bn in July, marking the 33rd month of consecutive inflows for the region, according to data from ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



First Trust switches ETF to Dorsey Wright momentum strategy

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
First Trust switches ETF to Dorsey Wright momentum strategy

First Trust has announced changes to the First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund (VIXH), transitioning the ETF to a new strategy that will harness investment advisory firm Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ research into relative strength analysis to rotate among large-cap equities and Treasuries. To reflect the changes, the fund will be rebranded the First Trust Dorsey Wright People’s Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: DWPP).



YTD ETF flows in US poised to surpass 2016 total

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
YTD ETF flows in US poised to surpass 2016 total

Net inflows into US-listed exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products totalled $28.0bn in July, bringing year-to-date flows to $275.4bn, more than double the net inflows of $112.2bn accumulated at this point last year and just shy of the $278.7bn gathered in all of 2016. According to data from ETF industry consultant ETFGI, July’s net inflows marked the 17th consecutive month of positive net new assets for the region.



Deutsche to cross-list emerging markets quality bond ETF on SIX

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
Deutsche Asset Management is to cross-list the db X-trackers iBoxx USD Emerging Sovereigns Quality Weighted UCITS (EUR Hedged) ETF (XQUE) on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Deutsche Asset Management is to cross-list the db X-trackers iBoxx USD Emerging Sovereigns Quality Weighted UCITS (EUR Hedged) ETF (XQUE) on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund provides currency-hedged exposure to US dollar (USD) currency denominated tradable debt (bonds) issued by governments or central banks in emerging market countries.



Direxion launches triple leveraged emerging market bonds ETF

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion

Inverse and leveraged ETF provider Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Emerging Markets Bond Bull 3X Shares (NYSE Arca: EMBU), providing triple-leveraged exposure to the performance of US dollar-denominated bonds issued by 55 emerging market countries. Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion, commented: “Emerging market bonds can offer the opportunity to gain higher yield and return, which has been the case recently.”



Launching a successful ETF

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Launching a successful ETF

By John Jacobs and Richard Keary, ETF BILD Project

The industry has done a commendable job of explaining how to launch an ETF; we want to delve into the important activities that are a must for creating a successful ETF after it has been launched.



Investors flock to gold amid geopolitical tensions, reports ETF Securities

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Investors flock to gold amid geopolitical tensions, reports ETF Securities

London-based ETF Securities has reported that its gold ETPs attracted $63.2 million of net new assets in the week ending Friday 11 August 2017. The strong asset gathering, reportedly in response to demand for portfolio protection amid rising geopolitical tensions, marked the third consecutive week of positive net inflows for the yellow metal.



Europe-listed ETFs gather €7.8bn in July, finds Morningstar

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Europe-listed ETFs gather €7.8bn in July, finds Morningstar

Europe-listed ETFs saw net inflows of €7.8 billion in July 2017, bringing the total for 2017 to €65bn, according to data from Morningstar. While flows into Europe-listed equity ETFs posted a solid reading of €4.9bn, fixed income ETFs saw tepid demand during the month, recording flows of just €1.6bn, the second lowest monthly flows this year.



VanEck: A wide moat is only half the battle

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
VanEck: A wide moat is only half the battle

Torsten Hunke, chief operating officer, VanEck Europe, discusses the investment process behind the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index, used to underlie the VanEck Vectors Morningstar US Wide Moat UCITS ETF (LON: MOAT). Hunke explains that identifying stocks with wide economic moats (sustainable competitive advantages) is only half the battle; ascertaining which are trading below their fair values is equally as important.