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BlackRock launches iShares US ‘pure revenue’ ETF

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares US ‘pure revenue’ ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Russell 1000 Pure US Revenue ETF (Nasdaq: AMCA), providing exposure to US large- and mid-cap equities which derive the vast majority of their revenue from within the United States. AMCA may provide an efficient means for investors to place a bet on the continuing strength of the US economy.



Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
Harvest launches FTSE China A50 ETF in Shanghai

Harvest Fund Management has launched the Harvest FTSE China A50 Index ETF on Shanghai Stock Exchange, offering investors a new channel to participate in the growing blue-chip market in China. The fund is the first domestically listed ETF to track a FTSE Russell index.



Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Lyxor has launched two new ETFs, the Lyxor FTSE USA Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: BILD) and the Lyxor FTSE Developed Europe Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: MAKE), tracking companies from the US and European infrastructure sectors respectively. According to Lyxor, the ETFs may offer investors a steady source of income which is less sensitive to short-term market cycles and hedged against inflation.



Record Q2 dividends puts spotlight on UK income ETFs

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Record Q2 UK dividends puts spotlight on income ETFs

UK companies distributed an all-time record £33.3 billion in dividends in the second quarter, comfortably beating the previous record of £29.1bn set in Q2 last year, according to research from Capita. The dividend windfall highlights the income-generating potential of UK stocks and is likely to enhance the appeal of UK income ETFs to yield-seeking investors.



IndexIQ slashes fees on 50% hedged international equity ETFs

Jul 13th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ’s chief investment officer Salvatore Bruno

IndexIQ has lowered the total expense ratios for its suite of 50 percent currency hedged equity ETFs. The NYSE Arca-listed ETFs provide exposure to international, European and Japanese equities by tracking indices developed by FTSE Russell. Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ’s chief investment officer, said: “We’re pleased to make it more cost-efficient for investors to access the benefits of our 50 percent hedged suite of international equity ETFs. With these lower fees, this innovative family of funds is even better positioned for future growth.”



Barclays and Time to launch suite of Fortune 500 indices

Jul 6th, 2017 | By
Barclays and Time to launch suite of Fortune 500 indices

Barclays and Time Inc have announced they have entered into an exclusive agreement to launch a new family of indices based on the Fortune 500, the annual list of the largest public and private corporations in the US ranked by revenue. The indices, which will focus on listed stocks, will be designed to be investable and thus suitable to underlie index-linked investment products such as ETFs.



BMO to launch three enhanced income equity ETFs

Jul 5th, 2017 | By
Chris McHaney, vice president & portfolio manager, BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management is planning to launch three new ETFs on the London Stock Exchange tracking the FTSE 100, Euro Stoxx 50 and S&P 500 indices while boosting portfolio income through the use of covered call overlay strategies. Chris McHaney, vice president & portfolio manager, BMO GAM, commented: “By using an options overlay that adds meaningful income while mitigating the opportunity cost of the strategy, the new ETFs offer the potential to achieve benchmark returns over the long term, with reduced volatility and higher current income.”



FTSE Russell launches new Japan ESG Index

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches new Japan ESG Index

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, tracking the performance of Japanese firms which have scored highly in an analysis of their environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices. The index may be used as a benchmark for discretionary fund management or as the underlying for investment products including ETFs.



Lyxor launches two multi-factor income ETFs

Jun 30th, 2017 | By
Adam Laird, head of ETF strategy, Northern Europe, Lyxor

Lyxor has launched two new multi-factor smart beta ETFs, providing exposure to US and UK equities, that give investors exposure to the quality, low volatility and high dividend factors. Each fund has a total expense ratio of 0.19%, pricing the funds as some of the lowest cost income-based ETF strategies available in Europe. Adam Laird, head of ETF strategy, Northern Europe, Lyxor, commented: “Particularly in this environment of low yields, the lower charges on ETFs mean more of the dividend goes to the investor.”



Amundi cross-lists three equity and two fixed income ETFs in London

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
Nine new ETFs list on LSE during September

Amundi has cross-listed three equity and two fixed income ETFs on LSE. The equity ETFs are the Amundi MSCI North America UCITS ETF (NRAM), the Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF (MWRD) and Amundi FTSE EPRA NAREIT Global UCITS ETF (EPRA), while the fixed income ETFs are the Amundi Index JP Morgan GBI Global Govies UCITS ETF (GGOV) and Amundi Index Barclays Global AGG 500M UCITS ETF (GGAG).