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First Trust unveils multi-asset addition to Dorsey Wright ETF suite

May 21st, 2018 | By
Dorsey Wright determines ‘relative strength’ by comparing the price performance, or momentum, between asset classes.

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF (DALI US) on Nasdaq Exchange. The fund dynamically adjusts its exposure across four broad asset classes based on price momentum signals analysed by relative strength specialist Nasdaq Dorsey Wright.



First Trust Canada launches actively managed international equity ETF

May 17th, 2018 | By
First Trust Canada launches actively managed international equity ETF

First Trust Portfolios Canada has launched the First Trust International Capital Strength ETF (FINT CN) on Toronto Stock Exchange. The actively managed fund invests in equity securities of developed market companies, excluding the US and Canada, with a focus on fundamental strength and growth.



First Trust launches Europe’s first blockchain ETF

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios

First Trust Global Portfolios has launched Europe’s first blockchain ETF, the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction and Process UCITS ETFs (BLOK LN), on the London Stock Exchange. Derek Fulton, CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios, said: “We are pleased to bring to market this innovative UCITS ETF – BLOK. With an increasing number of institutions harnessing blockchain technology and applications spanning a wide range of industries, we believe the efficiency, auditability and transparency provided by blockchain offers the potential for significant growth opportunities.”



First Trust brings its blockchain ETF strategy to Canada

Mar 26th, 2018 | By
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First Trust Portfolios Canada has launched the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction and Process ETF (BLCK CN) on Toronto Stock Exchange. The fund provides rules-based exposure to a basket of companies globally that are associated with blockchain technology.



First Trust reorganizes Taiwan ETF; to track Indian equities instead

Mar 20th, 2018 | By
First Trust changes the objective of its Taiwan ETF to India

First Trust Advisors has announced that the Nasdaq-listed First Trust Taiwan AlphaDEX ETF (FTW US) will effectively cease to exist, with the vehicle being reorganised to pursue a new investment objective – tracking Indian equities – effective on or about 17 April 2018.



First Trust launches AI & robotics ETF on Nasdaq

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
First Trust launches actively managed broad fixed income ETF

First Trust has launched the First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF (ROBT US) on Nasdaq Exchange, providing access to companies globally that are directly exposed to developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Ryan Issakainen, SVP and ETF strategist at First Trust, said, “As a leading provider of thematic ETFs, we are excited to offer ROBT as a way for investors to gain exposure to this dynamic investment theme.”



First Trust Global Portfolios’ ETF suite reaches $600m AUM

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

The assets under management of First Trust Global Portfolios’ (FTGP) European-listed ETF suite has grown to over $600m since the firm debuted its first ETF in the European market in 2011. Derek Fulton, CEO at FTGP said, “We have been hugely encouraged by the increasing interest in our trusted innovative investment solutions and believe this significant growth underlines the value of our proven investment strategies.”



First Trust launches blockchain ETF on Nasdaq

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
First Trust launches ETF tracking newly created blockchain index

First Trust has launched the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF (LEGR US) on Nasdaq, tracking the performance of a basket of companies globally that are associated with blockchain technology. The ETF is linked to the Indxx Blockchain Index, created and administered by New York-based Indxx.



First Trust’s US IPO ETF reaches $1bn AUM

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Dr. Josef Schuster, CEO of IPOX Schuster

The First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF (FPX US), which provides exposure to recent US IPOs and spin-offs, has reached over $1 billion in assets under management. Josef Schuster, creator of the strategy, said it offers access to “an economically significant group of companies which often serve as a proxy for economic growth and innovation”.



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

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
VanEck launches 'fallen angel' and high-yield EM corporate bond ETFs on LSE

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.