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UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on blockchain technology ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on ETF exposed to blockchain technology

Reality Shares, a San Diego-based asset manager and ETF issuer, has partnered with Nasdaq to launch an ETF providing access to companies involved in blockchain technology. “The blockchain ecosystem potentially presents one of the most profound, long-term investment opportunities many of us have or will ever see in our lifetime,” said Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares.



Global ETF industry grows assets by a third in 2017

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

The global ETF industry (including ETPs) grew by a record $1.287 trillion (36.3%) in 2017, more than double the previous record of $554.0 billion set in 2016, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. They comprise a China A-Shares ETF, a euro-denominated corporate bond ETF, a global government bond ETF, an inflation-linked bond ETF, and an income-focused multi-asset ETF of ETFs.



BlackRock: 2017 an extraordinary year for ETFs

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

BlackRock, the parent of the iShares, has published its latest ETP Landscape report, which in this edition looks back at 2017 – an extraordinary year for ETPs. Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team, highlights five key stories behind the 2017 European ETP flows.



Deutsche lists UCITS ETFs on Mexican Stock Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche lists UCITS ETFs on Mexican Stock Exchange

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has announced the listing of its first set of UCITS-compliant exchange-traded funds on the Mexican Stock Exchange. ETFs are rapidly gaining importance among Latin American institutions. Moreover, they are increasingly seeking UCITS products due to their potential for tax efficiency and access to exposures and features unavailable to other ETF jurisdictions.



Fidelity introduces GBP-hedged share classes for smart beta income ETFs

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Fidelity introduces currency hedging on smart beta income ETFs

Fidelity International has introduced currency-hedged share classes for three of its London-listed smart beta income ETFs. Investors will now have the option of currency hedging with pound sterling on the Fidelity Europe Quality Income UCITS ETF (FEQP LN), Fidelity US Quality Income UCITS ETF (FUSP LN), and Fidelity Global Quality Income UCITS ETF (FGQP LN).



The truth about ETP liquidity

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
By Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets at WisdomTree in Europe.

Misconceptions about ETPs are common and one is around an ETP’s available liquidity. Although the ability to trade ETPs intraday is well known, many institutional investors believe ETPs aren’t tradeable in institutional size. The reality, however, couldn’t be further from this belief.



Tradeweb reports net selling of ETFs across all asset classes in December

Jan 11th, 2018 | By
Tradeweb reports net selling across all ETF asset classes in December

Tradeweb has reported net selling of ETFs across all asset classes on its European ETF marketplace during December.



UBS introduces gender equality ETF

Jan 9th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces gender equality ETF

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (GENDER SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing exposure to global companies leading the field in terms of gender equality. Commenting on the launch, Michael Baldinger, head of sustainable and impact investing at UBS, said, “The launch of this new ETF provides investors with a unique opportunity to benefit from systematically investing in the leading global companies on gender diversity”.