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7IM: Ten years in the life of ETFs

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
Peter Sleep, senior investment manager, Seven Investment Management (7IM).

Peter Sleep, senior investment manager, Seven Investment Management (7IM) takes a look at key developments over the decade that he’s spent with 7IM. He reviews falling fees, the arrival of new players, through to some potential challengers for the future.



Nikko calls China the great disruptor of our time

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Yu-Ming Wang, CIO, Nikko Asset Management.

By Yu-Ming Wang, CIO, Nikko Asset Management.

As China’s economic development enters a more sophisticated and mature phase, it is beginning to challenge many of the status quos that have been taken for granted since the middle of the 20th century. With its large domestic market and huge savings pool, China does not simply follow the rules. China and its companies are becoming increasingly competitive, disrupting many long-established norms by leveraging various competitive advantages such as economies of scale, product differentiation and erecting higher barriers to new entrants.



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.



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.



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.



Deutsche introduces GBP-hedged MSCI World ETF to Switzerland

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
Deutsche introduces GBP-hedged MSCI World ETF to Switzerland

Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new share class for the db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF, listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. The new share class (Ticker: XDWG) allows investors to gain access to the performance of the MSCI World Index, a widely followed benchmark for global equities performance, while hedging currency risk relative to the British pound.



Global YTD ETP flows poised to surpass 2016 total

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
BlackRock reports YTD ETP flows poised to surpass 2016 total

Global ETP flows totalled $39.6 billion in July, bringing year-to-date (YTD) flows to $371.5bn, just shy of the $378.7bn recorded for all of last year, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape report. Equity ETPs led net inflows for the month with $25.8bn, reaching a new full-year high with $257.8bn YTD.



BlackRock reports near-record flows into bond ETFs during Q2 2017

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
YTD ETF flows in US poised to surpass 2016 total

The global bond ETF industry attracted $43.3 billion of net inflows in Q2 2017, just short of the industry record of $44.5bn set in Q1 2017, according to BlackRock’s Q2 Global ETF industry report. Stephen Cohen, head of fixed income beta at BlackRock, writes that the firm’s own ETF arm – iShares – captured $21.0bn (or 48.5%) of these net new assets with flows “driven by investor appetite for investment grade credit, emerging market debt and government bond funds.”



Deutsche rolls out GBP-hedged share class for MSCI World ETF

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
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Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new share class for its db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The new share class (Ticker: XDWG) allows investors to gain access to the performance of the MSCI World Index, a widely followed benchmark for global equities performance, while hedging currency risk relative to the British pound.



BlackRock: Three ways ETFs have revolutionized the bond market

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Matthew Tucker iShares BlackRock

By Matthew Tucker, head of iShares Americas fixed income strategy at BlackRock.

Fifteen years ago this week the first bond ETFs debuted, changing the way investors can access fixed income markets. At first, only four iShares bond ETFs were available, with just a small amount of assets and access limited to Treasuries and US investment grade credit. Today there are over 300 bond ETFs in the US with more than $500 billion in AUM, offering entry into almost every sector of the bond market. What brought about this exceptional growth?