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UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Bulgarian issuer Expat debuts ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 11th, 2018 | By
Nicola Yankov, chairman of the board of directors of Expat Asset Management.

Bulgarian ETF issuer Expat Asset Management has launched its first ETF on Deutsche Börse – the Expat Bulgaria SOFIX UCITS ETF (BGX GR) – providing exposure to the most liquid equities on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange. Nicola Yankov, chairman of the board of directors of Expat Asset Management, said the ETF “represents a unique market proposition which provides access to country-specific exposure for international investors”.



UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

UBS Asset Management has expanded its socially responsible ETF suite on the London Stock Exchange with two new listings offering GBP- and USD-hedged exposure to the all-country world MSCI ACWI SRI 5% Issuer Capped Index. Simone Rosti, head of passive & ETF sales Europe at UBS Asset Management, said: “With these listings, clients can increase their exposure to ESG-screened large and mid-cap stocks across both developed and emerging markets. Clients can also benefit from our currency-hedging product, which has enjoyed significant net inflows in the year to date.”



Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Deutsche Asset Management has announced it is offering two new ETFs on Schwab ETF OneSource, Charles Schwab & Co.’s program that provides investors and advisors with access to commission-free ETFs. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, said, “Through the addition of these funds to the program, Schwab clients will have the ability to access the Chinese and German equity markets in a cost-efficient way.”



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.



ARK IM launches Israel innovative technology ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Israel Technology ETFs Middle East

ARK Investment Management has launched the ARK Israel Innovative Technology ETF (IZRL US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. The fund provides exposure to Israel-listed companies whose main business operations are causing disruptive innovation in the internet, technology, genomics, health care, biotechnology, industrials, and manufacturing sectors.



BNP Paribas cross-lists US and EM sustainability ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas cross-lists US and EM sustainability ETFs on Deutsche Börse

BNP Paribas has cross-listed two new equity ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, providing exposure to companies listed in the US and in emerging markets.



Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Lyxor has cross-listed the Lyxor SG Japan Quality Income UCITS ETF (SGQJ SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund was launched in September this year and provides access to high-quality Japanese companies that pay high dividends.



Morgan Stanley’s global smart beta ETF sees large inflows

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
UBS launches two MSCI ACWI sustainability ETFs on LSE

The MS Scientific Beta Global Equity Factors UCITS ETF (GEF LN) has recorded significant inflows, gaining approximately $270 million in net new assets in Q3 2017.



US financials lead S&P 500 to record highs

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
US Financials ETFs lead S&P 500 to record highs

US financial stocks have helped push the S&P 500 Index to fresh highs this week. ETFs tracking the sector, such as the iShares S&P 500 Financials Sector UCITS ETF (IUFS LN), are up approximately 4.8% this week as the S&P 500 put on 0.9% to hit a record close of 2627.04 on 28 November.