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Lyxor enters ESG space with launch of “Trend Leaders” ETF

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
Lyxor enters ESG space with launch of "Trend Leaders" ETF on Deutsche Börse

Lyxor has become the latest issuer to unveil an ETF aimed at socially responsible and ethically conscious investors. Listed on Deutsche Börse, the Lyxor MSCI EM ESG Trend Leaders UCITS ETF (LESG) provides investors with exposure to emerging-market companies with strong and improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

UBS cross-lists gender equality ETF onto Borsa Italiana

Mar 9th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists gender ETF onto the Borsa Italiana

UBS has cross-listed its global gender equality ETF onto Borsa Italiana. The share class available on the Italian exchange is hedged to EUR and listed under the ticker code GENDEE IM. The UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF launched in December 2017 and has since accumulated $44m assets under management.

ETFs ring the bell for gender equality

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
The Irish Stock Exchange rings the bell for gender equality.

In events co-coordinated by Women in ETFs, 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted bell ringing ceremonies to mark International Women’s Day and to help advance the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment. ETF issuers have shown they are keen to play their part with a number of ETFs being launched in recent years that select stocks based on gender equality screening.

ETF issuers comment on Italian election results

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
Populist movements in Italy signal a return of political risk in Europe

The results of elections in Italy could signal a return to uncertainty for the European Union as Italian voters favoured two anti-establishment parties, the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Northern League, in a outcome that failed to provide any party with the majority needed to govern. ETF issuers ETF Securities, WisdomTree and SPDR ETFs, offered their take on the election results.

A sunny start to the year for Brazilian equity ETFs

Mar 5th, 2018 | By
A sunny start to the year

So far this year, ETFs tracking Brazilian equity indices have reflected the country’s sunny summer weather. The Ibovespa, an index representing around 60 highly traded stocks listed on the São Paulo stock exchange and the underlying reference for the Lyxor Brazil (Ibovespa) UCITS ETF (RIOU_LN), is up some 10% year-to-date on the back of an improving economic background.

Ramaphosa and the case for South Africa ETFs

Mar 1st, 2018 | By
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, could strengthen the investment case for South Africa ETFs, such as the £145m iShares MSCI South Africa UCITS ETF listed in Europe which has seen significant net inflows of around £80m over the past quarter.

Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Commerzbank, the German bank behind the ComStage line-up of ETFs, has launched a new fund on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering exposure to the STOXX Europe 600 Index.

Lyxor to bring gender equality ETF to London Stock Exchange

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Lyxor to bring gender equality ETF to London Stock Exchange

Lyxor is planning a cross-listing of the Lyxor Gender Equality ETF, Europe’s first ETF to focus on companies leading the field in gender equality, on London Stock Exchange. The fund, which tracks 150 of the highest-ranked stocks based on work-related gender equality characteristics, will trade in pounds sterling under the ticker HERS LN.

Lyxor lists MSCI ACWI gold ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
Lyxor cross-lists MSCI ACWI gold ETF to SIX and Euronext

Lyxor has cross-listed the Lyxor MSCI ACWI Gold UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam. The fund, which was first listed on Euronext Paris in 2012, provides equity exposure to firms globally whose revenues are closely related to gold production.

Volatility blow-up leads to inverse VIX ETN casualty

Feb 6th, 2018 | By
Volatility blow-up leads to inverse VIX ETF casualty

This week’s spike in US equity market volatility led to the temporary suspension of trading in three US-listed inverse VIX exchange-traded products and the decision from Credit Suisse to close its VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term ETN (XIV).