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Investors flock to gold amid geopolitical tensions, reports ETF Securities

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Investors flock to gold amid geopolitical tensions, reports ETF Securities

London-based ETF Securities has reported that its gold ETPs attracted $63.2 million of net new assets in the week ending Friday 11 August 2017. The strong asset gathering, reportedly in response to demand for portfolio protection amid rising geopolitical tensions, marked the third consecutive week of positive net inflows for the yellow metal.



First Trust launches first active FX ETF in Europe

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Currency Trading

London-based ETF issuer First Trust Global Portfolios has launched the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (LON: FTFX), Europe’s first actively managed exchange-traded fund investing in foreign exchange markets. The ETF will primarily seek to earn alpha through the implementation of multiple carry trades, a strategy which seeks to capitalise on the interest rate differential between various currencies.



Strategic beta ETFs suffering from mixed messages, finds Cerulli

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Strategic beta ETFs suffering from mixed messages, finds Cerulli

New research from Cerulli Associates, a global research and consulting firm, finds there is a misalignment between US ETF issuers and advisors on the use and implementation of strategic beta. Nearly two-thirds of ETF issuers claim to position strategic beta as a replacement for passive ETFs, but nearly two-thirds of advisors who use strategic beta report using such products to replace active mutual funds.



WisdomTree offers outlook for UK equities & sterling

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Viktor Nossek , director of research at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Viktor Nossek , director of research at WisdomTree in Europe.

Expectations of a hard Brexit that triggered a marked devaluation of sterling last year have effectively reversed since a now markedly weakened PM in charge of a minority government must lead the exit negotiations with diminished political capital/leverage. Britain looks ready to make more concessions to the EU than previously envisioned.



ETF Securities comments on outlook for the euro

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Tradeweb reports strong buying of equity ETFs during July

By Martin Arnold, global FX & commodity strategist at ETF Securities.

European Central Bank (ECB) President Draghi wants to engineer a smooth transition away from ultra stimulative monetary policy…but not too soon, because inflationary forces remain depressed. The problem is the strength of the euro, which further depresses inflation. The ECB wants a weaker euro…



First Trust to launch actively managed currency ETF on LSE

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
First Trust to launch actively managed currency ETF on London Stock Exchange

London-based ETF issuer First Trust Global Portfolios is to launch the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (LON: FTFX), an actively managed exchange-traded fund investing in foreign exchange markets. The ETF will primarily seek to earn alpha through the implementation of various carry trades, a strategy which seeks to capitalise on the interest rate differential between various currencies.



ETF Securities: Gold ETPs see outflows as ECB and BOE turn hawkish

Jul 3rd, 2017 | By
ETF Securities: Gold ETPs see outflows as ECB and BOE turn hawkish

Gold ETPs saw their largest weekly outflows in over six months during the week beginning 26 June in response to hawkish comments from the European Central Bank (ECB) and the Bank of England (BOE), as well as the release of higher than expected inflation data in Germany, according to the weekly flows analysis from ETF Securities.



UBS unveils euro-hedged MSCI Europe ETF

Jun 27th, 2017 | By
UBS unveils euro-hedged MSCI Europe ETF

UBS has launched the UBS MSCI Europe UCITS (hedged to EUR) ETF on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The fund provides exposure to the MSCI Europe Index while minimizing the exchange rate risk between various non-euro currency exposures within the portfolio (including Swedish krona, Swiss franc, Norwegian krone, Danish krone and British pound) and the euro.



VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs now tradable in GBP on LSE

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs now tradable in GBP on London Stock Exchange

VanEck has rolled out British pound-denominated share classes for its range of four VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs. Now tradable on the London Stock Exchange, the GBP-denominated ETFs build upon the US-dollar denominated UCITS ETFs already registered on the LSE, providing greater flexibility in currency exposure for local and international investors.



Rising rates could boost oil ETFs finds S&P DJI

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree cross-lists Boost inverse and leveraged oil ETPs on LSE

Analysis from S&P Dow Jones Indices ahead of the rate announcement by the Federal Reserve on 14 June assesses the historical impact of rising interest rates on various commodities.