‘ Fixed Income ’

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.”



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.



iShares’ newly launched short-term TIPS ETF sees large inflow

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Newly-launched iShares short-term TIPS ETF sees large inflow

The iShares $ TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETF has recorded a significant inflow of around $177 million. The newly launched fund, introduced on the London Stock Exchange in April of this year, saw its total assets under management jump on Monday 7th August 2017 to $185m from approximately $7.5m in seed capital.



Flows into Europe-listed bond ETFs hit by hawkish central banks, reports Lyxor

Aug 16th, 2017 | By
Bond ETF flows hit by hawkish central banks, reports Lyxor

European-listed ETF market flows remained steady in July with net new assets (NNA) over the month totalling €8.7 billion, according to monthly flows analysis from Lyxor. However, fixed income flows decreased to €2.3bn, close to the lowest monthly level of the year.



Vanguard changes indices underlying three bond ETFs

Aug 16th, 2017 | By
Vanguard changes indices underlying three bond ETFs

Vanguard has announced a change in indices underlying three of its government bond ETFs. The changes, which are due to take place during the fourth quarter of 2017, will see the ETFs’ underlying indices transition to pure Treasury indices. The move is expected to provide more targeted exposure to segments of the US government bond market and may potentially reduce bid-ask spreads.



Transamerica launches new suite of strategic beta ETFs

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Deutsche launches two strategic beta min vol ETFs

Transamerica Asset Management has launched four new strategic beta ETFs designed to provide core equity strategies with an embedded risk management feature. Called the Deltashares By Transamerica suite, the new ETFs are the first to track the S&P Manged Risk 2.0 Index Series, which offers exposure to a given segment of the equity market while seeking to control volatility.



Blue Tractor files amended SEC application for ‘shielded alpha’ ETFs

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Blue Tractor files amended SEC application for ‘shielded alpha’ ETF structure

Blue Tractor Group has filed a third amended application with the US SEC for a new fund structure called a ‘Shielded Alpha ETF’. The proposed structure is an extension of a traditional actively managed ETF that does not require full portfolio disclosure on a daily basis. Consequently, Shielded Alpha ETFs allow active managers to fully obscure their proprietary alpha generation strategy from the market.



Global YTD ETP flows surpass 2016 total, finds ETFGI

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Global YTD ETP flows surpass 2016 total, finds ETFGI

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed globally gathered $43.5 billion in net new assets during July, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to $391.3bn and passing the $390.4bn recorded during all of last year, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. The strong demand for ETFs/ETPs during July marked the 41st consecutive month of positive net inflows for the industry.



BlackRock cuts fees on iShares ESG and bond ETFs

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
BlackRock cuts fees on iShares ESG and bond ETFs

BlackRock has reduced the fees charged on three socially responsible ETFs and eight fixed income ETFs listed in the US. The 11 funds have total assets under management of approximately $4 billion.



21 ETFs added to E*TRADE’s commission-free platform

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
21 ETFs added to E*TRADE’s commission-free platform

Since 1 March 2017, E*TRADE has added 21 ETFs from seven providers, including ACSI Funds, ArrowShares, ETF Securities, Janus Henderson, JP Morgan, Legg Mason, and OppenheimerFunds, to its commission-free ETF program.