‘ ETF Industry News ’

UBS launches MSCI Australia ETF on SIX

Sep 21st, 2017 | By
UBS launches MSCI Australia ETF on SIX

UBS has launched the UBS MSCI Australia UCITS ETF (AUSAUY) on Switzerland’s SIX Exchange, providing exposure to the large- and mid-cap segments of the Australian equity universe.



VanEck Merk Gold ETF reduces fees for gold delivery

Sep 21st, 2017 | By
VanEck Merk Gold Trust reduces fees for gold delivery

The VanEck Merk Gold Trust (NYSE Arca: OUNZ) has reduced the fees investors pay to take delivery of their gold. The fund gives investors access to buy and hold gold through an ETF with the option to take delivery of the gold in exchange for the fund’s shares. Axel Merk, president of Merk Investments, the sponsor of OUNZ, commented: “We are reaffirming our commitment to provide investors with easy and cost-effective access to their gold,”



Lyxor adds accumulating share classes for European Stoxx ETFs

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out accumulating share classes for European equity ETFs

Lyxor has added three new euro-denominated, accumulating share classes for ETFs listed on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The ETFs offer exposure to various market-capitalisation segments of the eurozone and European equity markets.



IG picks six of the best socially responsible ETFs

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

By Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

If you are looking to invest in the stock market but also want to make a positive impact on environmental and social issues, then socially responsible investing may be for you. In this piece we take a look at six of the best ETFs that facilitate socially responsible investing.



Deutsche rolls out MSCI USA Sector ETFs on Xetra

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Deutsche roll out MSCI USA Sector ETFs on Xetra

Deutsche Asset Management has launched six US sector ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The funds track indices created by MSCI and provide exposure to the energy, financials, health care, information technology, consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors of the US economy.



Morningstar reports slowdown in Europe-listed ETF flows

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Lyxor builds out small and mid-cap equity ETF offering

After registering dynamic growth in the first half of the year, demand for Europe-listed ETFs slowed considerably in August, according to Morningstar’s monthly ETF asset flows analysis.



S&P DJI: Chinese growth concerns weigh heavy on metals

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI: Chinese growth concerns weigh heavy on metals

By Jodie Gunzberg, head of commodities indices at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

Industrial metals hit multi-year highs last month with the S&P GSCI Industrial Metals Index up off its bottom by nearly 60%. This was mainly due to strong Chinese demand growth and a falling US dollar. While the dollar has continued its fall in September, there is some concern over slowing growth in China.



ETF Securities lists global robotics ETF in Australia

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Robotics ETFs record strong inflows as sector outperforms

ETF Securities has listed the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO) on the Australian Stock Exchange, providing exposure to one of the fastest growing themes within the global technology segment.



Barron’s 400 ETF increases energy exposure following index review

Sep 18th, 2017 | By
Barron’s 400 ETF increases energy and consumer staples exposure following index rebalance

The Barron’s 400 ETF (NYSE Arca: BFOR), a smart beta exchange-traded fund that tracks the Barron’s 400 Index, has significantly increased its exposure to the energy and consumer staples sectors of the US economy following the semi-annual reconstitution and rebalance of its underlying index. Carlos Diez, CEO and founder of MarketGrader, commented: “Energy experienced the most significant resurgence in the number of members and as a proportion of the index’s portfolio that it has in years. This indicates that profits within the sector may be rebounding.”



First Trust planning changes to US dividend ETF

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
Amundi to launch S&P 500 buyback ETF

First Trust Portfolios Canada is planning to change the name and underlying index of the First Trust AlphaDEX US Dividend ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX: FUD), a fund which gives investors exposure to US large-cap equities that pay higher-than-average dividends.