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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.



Inverse & leveraged ETF AUM reaching record highs, finds ETFGI

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
AUM in inverse & leveraged ETFs reaching record highs, finds ETFGI

Assets invested in inverse and leveraged ETFs listed globally increased 14.1% in the first nine months of 2017 to reach a new record high of $77.1 billion, according to London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



Lyxor launches Europe’s first gender equality ETF

Nov 7th, 2017 | By
Lyxor Gender Equality etf

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor Gender Equality ETF (ELLE FP), Europe’s first ETF to focus on companies leading the field in gender equality. Commenting on the launch, Clarisse Djabbari, deputy head of Lyxor ETFs & indexing, said: “This ETF marks an important step in our progress towards a complete range of environmental, social and governance based investment products.” The ETF is linked to the Equileap Global Gender Equality Index, an index of 150 high-ranking stocks based on gender equality.



SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

SIX Swiss Exchange reported a 13.7% drop in Q3 ETF trading volumes compared to Q2, with the majority of the decrease accounted for by equity ETFs, after the benchmark Swiss Market Index SMI traded sideways for much of the quarter. The year-on-year decline was a relatively modest 3.6%.



Are ETF investors losing confidence in the European recovery?

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Are ETF investors losing confidence in the European recovery?

Analysis of recent ETF flows signals ETF investors might be losing confidence in the European recovery story that has become something of a consensus trade lately.



European ETFs record net inflows for 36th consecutive month

Oct 20th, 2017 | By
European-listed ETF assets on course to smash records in 2017, reports ETFGI

ETFs domiciled in Europe saw $7.4bn of inflows during September 2017, marking the 36th consecutive month of net inflows, according to analysis by ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



Franklin Templeton adds EM multi-factor ETF to LibertyShares suite

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton adds multi-factor ETF to Liberty Shares suite

Franklin Templeton has added to its line-up of Europe-listed ETFs with the launch of the Franklin Templeton LibertyQ Emerging Markets UCITS ETF, tracking the performance of large- and mid-cap emerging markets stocks selected using a multi-factor approach. Vivek Kudva, head of EMEA and India at Franklin Templeton, said, “We think this new strategy can be utilised as a strategic and long-term allocation for those investors looking for an alternative way of accessing emerging markets as part of their diversified portfolio.”



Boost for Dow ETFs as index passes 23,000

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Boost for Dow ETFs as index passes 23,000

Investors in ETFs that track the Dow Jones Industrial Average (DJIA) have enjoyed a year of incredibly strong performance and were again celebrating as the index closed over 23,000 for the first time on 18 October 2017. The index, which celebrated its 120-year anniversary in 2016, has risen 30.4% in the 12 months to 18 October compared to the 21.9% returned by the S&P 500 Index over the same time period.



Factor allocation ETFs drive European smart beta flows in Q3, finds Lyxor

Oct 18th, 2017 | By
Global ETF inflows hit €500bn for 2017, reports Amundi

The European smart beta ETF market had modest inflows of €555 million in Q3 2017, according to research from Lyxor, with factor allocation ETFs enjoying the bulk of inflows with €1.1 billion. The strong flows into factor allocation ETFs represent more than a 50% increase on Q2 flows of €719m.



September ETF trading on LSE up 18% from 2016

Oct 11th, 2017 | By
VanEck launches two new ETFs in London

The London Stock Exchange (LSE) has released its monthly ETF roundup for September 2017. Total on-exchange value traded for ETFs during the month was £28.2 billion through 289k trades, up 18% compared to September 2016.