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Lyxor launches new ‘Core’ ETF range, with fees as low as 4bps

Mar 21st, 2018 | By
Lyxor launches new ‘Core’ ETF range, with fees as low as 4bps

Lyxor has launched a new range of ‘Core’ ETFs with total expense ratios starting from just 4 basis points. The range is composed of 16 ETFs covering the major equity markets as well as gilts and TIPS on the fixed income side. Four new ETFs have been launched to complement 12 existing, re-badged ETFs whose fees have been cut. Arnaud Llinas, head of ETFs and indexing at Lyxor, said, “Investors tell us they want simple, high quality ETFs at low costs. We’ve launched our Core range to achieve precisely that.”

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.

BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

BlackRock has introduced 15 new trading lines for iShares products on SIX Swiss Exchange, comprising equity and fixed income exposures. The new listings – a mix of accumulating, distributing and currency-hedged share classes – expand the range of tools available for Switzerland-based investors.

MSCI unveils 12 new China indices in preparation for A-share inclusion

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Theodore Niggli, head of APAC index products, MSCI

MSCI has launched 12 new China equity indices to help investors prepare for the next step of the China A-Share inclusion process. Theodore Niggli, head of APAC index products, MSCI, commented, “We are proud to announce the launch of this new suite of China indices. With the increased liberalization and internationalization of the China market, investors have expressed a clear need for more insight and tools to make better informed investment decisions.”

BlackRock introduces distributing share class for giant iShares EM ETF

Mar 13th, 2018 | By
MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF

BlackRock has introduced a distributing share class (EIMU LN) for its giant iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI UCITS ETF on London Stock Exchange.

RBC launches ETF in support of women’s leadership

Mar 12th, 2018 | By

RBC Global Asset Management has launched the RBC Vision Women’s Leadership MSCI Canada Index ETF (RLDR CN), investing in Canadian equities of companies that exhibit a commitment towards women leadership among their board of directors and executive leadership positions. Judy Cotte, vice-president and head of corporate governance and responsible investment, RBC, said, “We hope this new ETF will help bring greater focus to the issue of gender diversity at Canadian companies.”

BlackRock launches iShares MSCI EMU Multifactor ETF

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Edge MSCI EMU Multifactor UCITS ETF (EDMF GY) on Deutsche Börse. The fund, an extension of the ‘iShares Edge’ suite of smart beta ETFs, consists of a portfolio of companies listed in developed eurozone markets that have been selected to maximise exposure to four factors – value, momentum, size and quality – while maintaining a risk profile similar to that of the parent MSCI EMU index.

MSCI reports all country, factor and sector indices negative in February

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
MSCI reports all country, factor and sector indices negative in February

MSCI has released its index performance report for February 2018, breaking down the best- and worst-performing equity indices over the period by country, factor and sector. The index provider, which is one of the leading providers of equity indices to the ETF industry, reports that all of its indices produced a negative return during February.

Vanguard sector ETFs to reflect GICS changes

Mar 5th, 2018 | By
Three Vanguard ETFs switch indices to align with MSCI's sector changes

Vanguard is to alter the underlying indices for three of its NYSE-listed sector ETFs to reflect changes to the Global Industry Classification Standards methodology announced by MSCI in November 2017.

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.