‘ High Income ’

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).



First Asset to close Can-Energy Covered Call ETF

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
First Asset to close Can-Energy Covered Call ETF

First Asset Investment Management has announced that the First Asset Can-Energy Covered Call ETF (OXF CN) is to close. The fund, currently listed on Toronto Stock Exchange, will be de-listed on 15 February 2018.



Purpose Investments launches actively managed North American enhanced dividend ETF

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Purpose Investments launches North American enhanced dividend ETF

Toronto-based Purpose Investments has launched the actively managed Purpose Enhanced Dividend Fund (PDIV CN), combining a portfolio of high-quality North American dividend-paying equities with a tactical covered-call option overlay. 



WisdomTree restructures value fund into US quality income ETF

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree restructures value fund into US quality income ETF

Wisdomtree has announced that the WisdomTree US LargeCap Value Fund (EZY US) has been restructured into the WisdomTree US Quality Shareholder Yield Fund (QSY US). QSY is an actively managed factor-based ETF which focuses on US-listed companies offering attractive shareholder yield (dividends or buybacks) with a focus on sustainability of income payments.



GraniteShares acquires Master Income ETF; lowers fees

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Strategy Shares unveils multi-asset target distribution ETF

US-based ETF provider GraniteShares has acquired the Master Income ETF (HIPS US) and rebranded it as the HIPS US High Income ETF. The fund invests in pass-through securities offering high levels of income.



Deutsche closes European and EM high dividend ETFs

Dec 18th, 2017 | By
Deutsche closes European and emerging markets high dividend ETFs

Deutsche Asset Management has closed two Xtrackers ETFs – the Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEE US) and the Xtrackers MSCI Eurozone High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEZ US). The funds were de-listed from Cboe ETF Marketplace on 18 December 2017.



What’s the smart approach to Japanese equity exposure?

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Nizam Hamid , ETF strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Nizam Hamid, ETF Strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

After US equities, Japanese equities are the second largest country weighting in the MSCI World Index, at close to 9% as of the end of October 2017. As such, Japan is an important allocation for many investors. However, the country has unique economic and equity market attributes, and therefore it’s paramount that investors find an appropriate investment solution.



New entrant Advisors AM launches two dividend ETFs

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Strategy Shares unveils multi-asset target distribution ETF

Advisors Asset Management has entered the US ETF market with the launch of two dividend-focused ETF strategies targeting US-listed and emerging market equities. The NYSE Arca-listed funds aim to enhance the sustainability of their dividend yields by employing a quality screen to constituent selection.



BetaShares launches Australia’s first actively managed hybrids ETF

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
BetaShares launches Australia’s first actively managed hybrids ETF

Australian ETF provider BetaShares has launched the BetaShares Active Australian Hybrids Fund (HBRD AU), the country’s first active ETF to invest in hybrids, on Australian Securities Exchange. Alex Vynokur, managing director of BetaShares, commented: “As an asset class, hybrids offer investors attractive tax-efficient income, and generally higher levels of capital stability and lower levels of volatility compared to Australian shares.”



Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

The world’s largest 1,200 companies distributed a third-quarter record of $328.1 billion (£248bn) in dividends, according to research from Janus Henderson, putting a new full-year record for 2017 comfortably within reach. The dividend windfall is likely to enhance the appeal of equity income ETFs to yield-seeking investors.