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BlackRock introduces currency hedging for global fallen angels ETF

May 23rd, 2018 | By
BlackRock introduces currency hedging for global fallen angels ETF

BlackRock has listed new currency-hedged share classes for the iShares Fallen Angels High Yield Corp Bond UCITS ETF, providing currency risk mitigation for investors trading in euros or pounds sterling. The fund tracks a portfolio of fallen angel bonds issued by companies in developed market countries.



ETF market update from BMO GAM’s Morgane Delledonne

May 23rd, 2018 | By
Morgane Delledonne, ETF investment strategist, BMO Global Asset Management.

Developed equity markets were relatively flat to slightly rising last week, while the US 10y Treasury yield rose to 3.11%, the highest since July 2011, and oil prices climbed to $79.3 per barrel on Thursday.



Lyxor launches multi-factor long/short equity ETF

May 21st, 2018 | By
Lyxor launches multi-factor long/short equity ETF

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor Scientific Beta Developed Long/Short UCITS ETF, providing exposure to an equity market neutral index that is composed of a long position in a number of portfolios designed to maximise exposure to different factors and a short position in a broad market capitalization-weighted index.



First Trust unveils multi-asset addition to Dorsey Wright ETF suite

May 21st, 2018 | By
Dorsey Wright determines ‘relative strength’ by comparing the price performance, or momentum, between asset classes.

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF (DALI US) on Nasdaq Exchange. The fund dynamically adjusts its exposure across four broad asset classes based on price momentum signals analysed by relative strength specialist Nasdaq Dorsey Wright.



REX Shares launches actively managed blockchain ETF

May 20th, 2018 | By
Brian Kelly, CEO and founder of BKCM Funds

REX Shares has launched the REX BKCM ETF (BKC US) on NYSE Arca. BKC provides exposure to a globally diversified, actively managed portfolio of companies deriving revenue from any aspect of the blockchain ecosystem. The fund will be managed by Brian Kelly, a leading authority on cryptocurrencies, the author of the book “The Bitcoin Big Bang”, and a regular contributor to CNBC’s “Fast Money”.



Global X launches AI and big data ETF

May 17th, 2018 | By
Alex Ashby, director of product development at Global X

Global X Funds has launched the Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (AIQ US) on Nasdaq Exchange. The fund provides access to companies that are generating vast amounts of data and developing proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) systems to derive actionable insights from that data. Alex Ashby, director of product development at Global X, said: “Given AI’s potential to impact a variety of sectors, we believe it is poised to become one of the most significant technological innovations of the modern era.”



Four ETF trends show cautious optimism for 2018

May 17th, 2018 | By
Four ETF trends show cautious optimism for 2018

By Martin Small, head of US iShares at BlackRock.

Recent flows suggest that investors are priming for a rougher but hopeful future. Here’s where the money went and why.



Passive sustainable funds continue to gain traction, says Morningstar

May 17th, 2018 | By
Passive sustainable funds continue to gain traction, says Morningstar

The proportion of passive funds within the global sustainable funds universe has increased from less than 6% five years ago to approximately 12% today, according to a report by investment research house Morningstar. The study notes this rise has been driven by the general trend towards passive investing and the development of more sophisticated indices on the back of better ESG data.



HSBC active ETFs cross-listed onto Xetra

May 17th, 2018 | By
Amundi, one of Europe’s leading providers of exchange-traded funds, has a launched a new ETF designed to offer broad access to European equities but without exposure to financial companies. Listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris, the Amundi ETF MSCI Europe Ex Financials (EUXF) tracks the MSCI Europe Ex Financials Index, an index which specifically excludes banks, insurers, real estate and diversified financial companies.

HSBC Global Asset Management has cross-listed two of its actively managed ETFs – the HSBC Multi-Factor Worldwide Equity UCITS ETF (H41J GR) and HSBC Economic Scale Worldwide Equity UCITS ETF (H41I GR) – onto Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.



Lyxor expands suite of ESG Trend Leaders ETFs

May 16th, 2018 | By
Lyxor has launched three new sustainability ETFs in Xetra.

Lyxor has launched three new sustainability-focused ETFs, providing exposure to equities in the eurozone, the US, and globally. The funds, part of the firm’s newly unveiled “Trend Leaders” suite of ETFs, target firms with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings as determined by index provider MSCI.