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Horizons launches Canadian equity smart beta ETF

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canadian equity smart beta ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Inovestor Canadian Equity Index ETF (INOC CN) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The ETF, linked to the Nasdaq Inovestor Canada Index, gives access to Canadian equities that offer high exposure to the value and quality factors.



Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

Reality Shares and Nasdaq have launched the Reality Shares Nasdaq Blockchain Economy Index, a smart beta index tracking the development of leading global companies creating and implementing blockchain solutions. An ETF that will track the index is already in the works, with Reality Shares submitting initial regulatory papers on 2 November 2017.



First Trust launches US SMID dividend achievers ETF

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
First Trust launches SMID dividend achievers ETF

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (Nasdaq: SDVY), providing exposure to a diversified portfolio of high quality US-listed income-producing equities from the small- and mid-cap segments of the market.



ETFMG sued by Nasdaq as HACK ETF fallout continues

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
ETFMG sued by Nasdaq as HACK ETF fallout continues

ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) is being sued by Nasdaq for allegedly fabricating reasons to justify taking control of a number of ETFs, including the $1.1 billion fund now known as the ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (NYSE Arca: HACK).



Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Deutsche Asset Management has unveiled a low-cost suite of US-listed ETFs designed to offer investors access to various segments of the international (ex-US) equity market. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented: “Our European heritage mean that we are well-positioned to bring meaningful efficiencies and cost savings to US investors for these exposures.”



Principal launches two US single factor ETFs

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Principal launches two US single factor ETFs

Iowa-headquartered Principal Financial has rolled out two new single factor ETFs, expanding the firm’s smart beta line-up of funds. The new launches target large- and mid-cap US equities with strong value and momentum characteristics.



Principal launches mega-cap low-vol ETF

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
Principal launches US mega-cap low-vol ETF

Iowa-headquartered Principal Financial has launched a new smart beta ETF tracking the performance of US mega-cap equities with a tilt toward lower volatility stocks. Paul Kim, managing director of ETF strategy, Principal Global Investors, commented: “Everyone likely has domestic large-cap equity exposure. USMC provides a more efficient way to get that exposure with potentially better risk-adjusted returns.”



Thematic investing with ETFs: Cybersecurity

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
Thematic investing with ETFs: Cybersecurity

As more and more of our existence becomes digitised, cybersecurity is becoming ever more important. From our work lives, to our cars, to our homes, everything is increasingly controlled by code which, in conjunction with increased connectivity, means that cybersecurity will be of paramount importance to all of us in the years to come. For investors looking to exploit this theme, there are dedicated cybersecurity ETFs offering targeted exposure.



Nasdaq and Taiwan Stock Exchange sign memorandum of understanding

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Nasdaq and Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote mutual development and foster cooperation between the two companies. The memorandum paves the way for both sides to work closely together in expanding their ETF markets and facilitating the cross-listing of ETFs on both the Nasdaq and TWSE.



First Trust switches ETF to Dorsey Wright momentum strategy

Aug 18th, 2017 | By
iShares’ global momentum ETF seeing large inflows

First Trust has announced changes to the First Trust CBOE S&P 500 VIX Tail Hedge Fund (VIXH), transitioning the ETF to a new strategy that will harness investment advisory firm Dorsey, Wright & Associates’ research into relative strength analysis to rotate among large-cap equities and Treasuries. To reflect the changes, the fund will be rebranded the First Trust Dorsey Wright People’s Portfolio ETF (Nasdaq: DWPP).