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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.”



China tops MSCI’s country indices during bullish July

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
China tops MSCI’s country indices during bullish July

MSCI has released its index performance report for July 2017, breaking down the best and worst performing equity indices over this period by country, factor and sector. The index provider, which is one of the leading providers of equity indices to the exchange-traded fund industry, reports the highest index returns in July were achieved by China (8.9%) for country exposure in a month where the lowest return was still positive, at 0.9% for Switzerland.



UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

UBS has cross-listed six ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing currency-hedged exposure to the performance of equities listed in the US, the eurozone or Japan. The ETFs track broad-market indices created by MSCI and offer either accumulating or distributing treatment of income generated within their portfolios.



Deutsche rolls out GBP-hedged share class for MSCI World ETF

Aug 8th, 2017 | By
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Deutsche Asset Management has launched a new share class for its db x-trackers MSCI World Index UCITS ETF, listed on the London Stock Exchange. The new share class (Ticker: XDWG) allows investors to gain access to the performance of the MSCI World Index, a widely followed benchmark for global equities performance, while hedging currency risk relative to the British pound.



Assets tracking Scientific Beta indices top $16bn

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Scientific Beta introduces quality-based multi-factor indices

ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider offshoot of EDHEC Risk Institute, has announced that assets tracking its indices reached $16.5bn at the end of 30 June 2017, representing an increase of 60% over the past year. A number of ETFs track Scientific Beta indices; the largest of these is the Amundi Global Equity Multi Smart Allocation Scientific Beta UCITS ETF (Euronext: SMRT) which has approximately €500 million in AUM.



Assets in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs reach new record

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Assets in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs reach new record

Assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs have reached a new record high of $592 billion at the end of June 2017, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. Smart beta equity ETF/ETP assets have increased by nearly 15% from $515bn during the first half of 2017.



Deutsche cross-lists ‘core’ MSCI emerging markets ETF on SIX

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Deutsche cross-lists ‘core’ MSCI emerging markets ETF on SIX

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed the db x-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Index UCITS ETF (XMME) on SIX Exchange. Introduced as part of Deutsche’s ‘core’ range of ETFs – low-cost, diversified funds designed to act as foundational building blocks for portfolio construction – the fund comes with a price tag of just 0.20%.



Brazil equity ETFs record strong monthly gains

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
Brazil equity ETFs on hot streak

ETFs that track the performance of Brazil equities are among the top performing ETFs in Europe over the last month. Brazil equity ETFs from Lyxor, iShares, Deutsche Asset Management, HSBC and Amundi are all up over 10% in the month to 25 July 2017.



UBS lists new ETF share classes on SIX

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
UBS lists continental Europe and UK mid-cap equity ETFs

UBS has listed new shares classes for two of its ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs are the UBS ETF MSCI Canada UCITS ETF (SIX: CANA) and the UBS ETF MSCI Japan UCITS ETF (SIX: JPNA). Both new share classes will reinvest any income received from dividends and will supplement existing share classes that distribute dividends.



BlackRock research suggests further gains for Japan equity ETFs

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
With downside risks rising, more volatility looms for global markets: BlackRock

Japanese equities have further upside potential after their recent rally, according to market commentary by BlackRock. Easy monetary policy, low valuations and an improving earnings outlook should all help to sustain upwards momentum seen since the middle of 2016. Such tailwinds will likely benefit broad market Japan equity ETFs such as the popular $2.8 billion iShares Core MSCI Japan IMI UCITS ETF (LON: SJPA).