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Launching a successful ETF

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Launching a successful ETF

By John Jacobs and Richard Keary, ETF BILD Project

The industry has done a commendable job of explaining how to launch an ETF; we want to delve into the important activities that are a must for creating a successful ETF after it has been launched.



Europe-listed ETFs gather €7.8bn in July, finds Morningstar

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Europe-listed ETFs gather €7.8bn in July, finds Morningstar

Europe-listed ETFs saw net inflows of €7.8 billion in July 2017, bringing the total for 2017 to €65bn, according to data from Morningstar. While flows into Europe-listed equity ETFs posted a solid reading of €4.9bn, fixed income ETFs saw tepid demand during the month, recording flows of just €1.6bn, the second lowest monthly flows this year.



iShares’ newly launched short-term TIPS ETF sees large inflow

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Newly-launched iShares short-term TIPS ETF sees large inflow

The iShares $ TIPS 0-5 UCITS ETF has recorded a significant inflow of around $177 million. The newly launched fund, introduced on the London Stock Exchange in April of this year, saw its total assets under management jump on Monday 7th August 2017 to $185m from approximately $7.5m in seed capital.



7IM gold exposure hits record high

Aug 16th, 2017 | By
Investors lured to gold’s defensive traits, reports ETF Securities

Seven Investment Management (7IM) has reported that its gold exposure is currently at its highest ever level due to the firm’s “risk off” positioning as a result of perceived elevated risks in the stock market. 7IM’s gold holdings (15.4 tonnes) is now greater than a number of countries including Ireland, United Arab Emirates and the Czech Republic. The discretionary fund manager uses physically backed exchange-traded commodities (ETCs) from Source and iShares to obtain gold exposure in its range of funds and managed portfolios.



Source launches GBP share class for MSCI Europe ex-UK ETF

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
Source launches GBP share class for MSCI Europe ex-UK ETF

European ETF provider Source has introduced a pound sterling-denominated share class for the Source MSCI Europe ex-UK UCITS ETF (LON: MXUK). Chris Mellor, equity product specialist at Source, commented: “Some investors may want to separate their exposures to Europe and the UK, especially with Brexit causing uncertainty around the outlook for the UK. This ETF effectively puts investors in control of the allocation.”



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.



BlackRock cuts fees on iShares ESG and bond ETFs

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
BlackRock cuts fees on iShares ESG and bond ETFs

BlackRock has reduced the fees charged on three socially responsible ETFs and eight fixed income ETFs listed in the US. The 11 funds have total assets under management of approximately $4 billion.



BlackRock launches iShares US ‘pure revenue’ ETF

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares US ‘pure revenue’ ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Russell 1000 Pure US Revenue ETF (Nasdaq: AMCA), providing exposure to US large- and mid-cap equities which derive the vast majority of their revenue from within the United States. AMCA may provide an efficient means for investors to place a bet on the continuing strength of the US economy.



Eleven new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in July 2017

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
Eleven new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in July 2017

Eleven new ETFs were listed on London Stock Exchange in July 2017, bringing the total number of ETFs or ETPs listed on the exchange to 921 and 457 respectively. ETF providers listing on the London market during July included Lyxor, BMO, ETF Securities and BlackRock.



IG picks six of the best US equity ETFs

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
IG picks six of the best US ETFs

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG.

The US market has been a huge growth area for ETFs and index funds, with falling fees enabling investors to get exposure at a very low cost. More recently a number of new products targeting different parts of the market have been launched in the UK. In this piece we take a look at six of the best US ETFs to consider for your portfolio.