‘ Fidelity Investments ’

ETF issuers comment on UK inflation data

Mar 20th, 2018 | By
Consumer Price Index CPI Inflation

Inflation in the UK fell more than expected during February, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), providing some relief for hard-pressed consumers. Representatives from ETF issuers offered their take on what the results mean for UK monetary policy.

Tech ETFs recoup February losses, and then some

Mar 15th, 2018 | By
Cutting-edge technologies support the growth of the sector

One sector has more than recouped its losses from February’s volatility. Technology has stormed ahead over the past month; 12 of the 15 top-performing London-listed ETFs over one-month track a tech-based index. But, as Chris Dhanraj, Head of the ETF Investment Strategy team at iShares, notes, “In investing, past is not prologue… the question is: Can the good times roll on?”

Fidelity launches pair of factor-based international equity ETFs on NYSE

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By
Fidelity launches smart beta ETFs targeting international equities

Fidelity Investments has expanded its smart beta ETF offering in the US with the introduction of a pair factor-based international equity ETFs on NYSE Arca. The funds track in-house indices and provide exposure to high-dividend and value stocks.

Fidelity introduces GBP-hedged share classes for smart beta income ETFs

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces GBP-hedging on Bloomberg commodity ETFs

Fidelity International has introduced currency-hedged share classes for three of its London-listed smart beta income ETFs. Investors will now have the option of currency hedging with pound sterling on the Fidelity Europe Quality Income UCITS ETF (FEQP LN), Fidelity US Quality Income UCITS ETF (FUSP LN), and Fidelity Global Quality Income UCITS ETF (FGQP LN).

LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Ten new ETFs and 27 ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in December 2017, making it exchange’s busiest month of the year for new listings. On-exchange ETF/ETP trading, however, was down for the month and broadly flat for the year.

Morgan Stanley launches ETF-based robo-advisor

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Morgan Stanley enters robo-advisor arena with ETF-based service

Morgan Stanley has become the latest entrant into the US robo-advisor market following the official launch of Morgan Stanley Access Investing after a successful six-month pilot programme. The automated digital wealth management service consists of ten portfolios, comprising a mix of blended active-passive solutions, as well as purely passive portfolios constructed using ETFs.

Fidelity adds Europe and EM ETFs to smart beta suite

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
Morgan Stanley’s Fundlogic launches five equity smart beta ETFs

Fidelity International is expanding its smart beta ETF range with two new quality income-focused funds, providing exposure to high quality companies with attractive dividend yields within the European and emerging markets universes.

Fidelity launches two smart beta income ETFs in Europe

Apr 3rd, 2017 | By
Nick King Fidelity ETFs

Fidelity International has launched two income-focused smart beta ETFs on the London Stock Exchange, becoming the latest asset manager to enter the European ETF space.

Generation X powering growth in robo-advisor popularity

Feb 15th, 2017 | By
Morgan Stanley enters robo-advisor arena with ETF-based service

Affluent investors between the ages of 35 and 51 represent approximately 40% of users on digital wealth manager platforms, up from 31% over the past year, according to a US-focused Cogent Reports study released by Market Strategies International. The findings suggest that Generation X investors are increasingly becoming the key demographic to future growth in automated investment advice firms, colloquially known as robo-advisors, which are significant users of ETFs in their portfolios.

Global actively managed ETFs reach record $42bn in assets

Jan 3rd, 2017 | By
ETF industry celebrates $5 trillion AUM milestone

Following net inflows of $1.1bn during the month of November, assets under management for actively managed ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of $42.0bn. Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of November for active ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at $28.7bn, Canada at $5.6bn, and in Asia Pacific ex-Japan at $1.9bn.