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Brazil equity ETFs record strong monthly gains

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
Brazil equity ETFs on hot streak

ETFs that track the performance of Brazil equities are among the top performing ETFs in Europe over the last month. Brazil equity ETFs from Lyxor, iShares, Deutsche Asset Management, HSBC and Amundi are all up over 10% in the month to 25 July 2017.



HSBC cross-lists five ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

HSBC has become the 16th ETP issuer to list products on Borsa Italiana’s ETFplus platform after it cross-listed five funds on the Italian exchange.  The ETFs, which all offer broad market equity exposures, are also listed on London Stock Exchange, NYSE Euronext, Deutsche Börse and SIX.



IG: Six of the best global equity ETFs

Jun 13th, 2017 | By
IG picks six of the best US ETFs

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

Exchange-traded funds are widely regarded as excellent products for getting exposure to a wide number of asset classes, but with competing ETF providers using different indices, it can be difficult to know where to start.



Cheapest ETFs not always the best, say industry experts

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Cheapest ETFs not always the best, say industry experts

Investors should avoid looking exclusively at fund fees when selecting exchange-traded funds, according to a panel of industry experts who addressed an event held by HSBC last week. The speakers explained that while choosing an ETF with a competitive fee structure is undoubtedly important, investors should not discount the tracking precision of the fund.



Mexican equity ETFs face volatile future

Feb 6th, 2017 | By
Mexican equity ETFs face volatile future

Mexican equity ETFs have traveled a bumpy road over the last few months thanks to political turmoil and a general performance slowdown in emerging markets. The Mexican Bolsa Index plummeted more than 8% in the ten days following the 2016 US Presidential election as investors priced in the risk of worsening US-Mexican relations under President Trump. The index returned 6% in 2016, underperforming the MSCI Emerging Markets Index return of 11%. Investors who believe the Trump risk is now fully priced in may wish to consider Mexican equity ETFs from iShares, HSBC or Deutsche Asset Management.



Donald Trump is ‘making Russian ETFs great again’

Jan 12th, 2017 | By
Donald Trump is 'making Russia ETFs great again'

In the world of Donald Trump’s post-truth politics, one fact remains undisputed: Russian equity ETFs have performed well in 2016 and analysts expect this performance to continue this year. The bounce back of crude oil prices and the olive branch from the US President-elect to Russian President Vladimir Putin helped the widely-followed MICEX Index to rise 27.6% during 2016 in Russian rouble terms, compared to a fall of 6.7% in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over the same period. European investors may gain access to Russian equities through ETFs provided by Lyxor, iShares, Deutsche Asset Management, ComStage, RBS and HSBC.



Economic and military tensions weigh on South Korea ETFs

Jan 4th, 2017 | By
MSCI reports top performing country, factor and sector indices for January

ETFs tracking South Korean equities may experience a downturn in 2017 as the domestic economy has taken a turn for the worse, the country struggles to navigate a major political scandal, and the threat from north of the border has increased. As the fourth largest economy in the Asia region, South Korea still represents an important part of a balanced portfolio, but with slower predicted growth and risk creeping up, investors may wish to consider an ETF which offers better diversification.



Political instability weighs on Turkish equity ETFs

Dec 14th, 2016 | By
Political instability weighs on Turkish equity ETFs

Turkish equity ETFs have experienced increased volatility in the second half of the year as the Turkish lira has plummeted in value, the government fended off a military coup over the summer, and the economy suffered its first year-on-year contraction since 2009. The Turkish Borsa Istanbul 100 Index fell 13.3% in the seven days after the coup until 22 July. While the economy was previously heralded as a leading emerging markets performer, these developments have raised questions as to the suitability of Turkish exposures in investors’ portfolios.



Brazilian equity ETFs defy political turmoil

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
S&P Dow Jones unveils Brazil non-state owned enterprises index

Exchange-traded funds tracking Brazilian equities have soared in 2016 with the market on track to be the best performing asset category in 2016, despite ongoing political uncertainty in the country which has recently culminated in the impeachment of the country’s president Dilma Rousseff. The MSCI Brazil is up 32.7% year-to-date (1 September 2016) in local currency terms, contributing to significant gains for ETFs from iShares, Amundi, HSBC and db X-trackers which track the index.



Aegon’s acquisition of Cofunds to boost retail distribution of ETFs

Aug 12th, 2016 | By
Aegon’s acquisition of Cofunds to boost retail distribution of ETFs

Edinburgh-based pensions, insurance and investment company Aegon UK, part of the Dutch-owned group, has announced its acquisition of Cofunds, a leading UK investment platform, for £140m. Aegon has stated its intention to ‘enhance’ the platform through offering a wider choice of investments, which includes, for the first time, exchange-traded funds (ETFs). With £77.5bn of assets on the platform, the accession of ETFs is likely to result in greater adoption of ETFs among independent financial advisors (IFAs) who use the platform, many of whom have complained at the lack of access to ETFs.