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ETF commentators respond to BoE’s ‘dovish’ rate hike

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
BOE announces dovish rate hike

The Bank of England (BoE) has announced a widely expected increase in the base rate from 0.25% to 0.50%, the first rise in over a decade, after the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 in favour of the hike. Market commentators from across the ETF industry share their interpretations of the rate rise.



PowerShares rolls out eurozone HY bond ETF in partnership with PIMCO

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
PowerShares Source rolls out new euro bond ETF in partnership with PIMCO

Invesco PowerShares has unveiled a eurozone short-term high yield ETF to complement its existing $1.2 billion US-focused product. Launched in partnership with fixed income specialists PIMCO, the ETF is likely to appeal to investors who are seeking higher income than they can get from government or investment grade corporate bonds.



Unpredictability in the air for Germany ETFs after election

Sep 27th, 2017 | By
German election results likely to have muted impact on ETFs

The results from Germany’s election are in and Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition remains the largest force in parliament. But with the two largest parties recording their worst result since the 1940s and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party enjoying considerable support, the political direction of Germany has an added air of unpredictability. How has all this affected markets and, in turn, what’s been the impact on ETFs linked to German equities and bonds?



Morningstar reports slowdown in Europe-listed ETF flows

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Amundi lists distributing share class of Euro Stoxx 50 ETF on Xetra

After registering dynamic growth in the first half of the year, demand for Europe-listed ETFs slowed considerably in August, according to Morningstar’s monthly ETF asset flows analysis.



PIMCO launches three RAFI multi-factor equity ETFs

Sep 6th, 2017 | By
PowerShares study finds record satisfaction among smart beta users

PIMCO has launched three smart beta equity ETFs providing investors with diversified exposure to US, international, and emerging market stocks. The funds target multiple factors including value, quality, low volatility, momentum and size which research shows have historically outperformed the broader equity market over the long term.



Invesco completes acquisition of ETF provider Source

Aug 21st, 2017 | By
Martin L. Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco

Invesco has announced it has completed its acquisition of European ETF provider Source. The transaction sees Invesco add Source’s $26 billion in assets under management to Invesco’s own existing global ETF AUM of approximately $120bn. Martin L. Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, commented: “The addition of Source’s specialist expertise and product innovation to Invesco’s strong and diversified range of investment capabilities will further enhance our ability to meet the investment needs and outcomes our clients seek.”



ETFGI: Assets in active ETFs/ETPs up by 31% in H1 2017

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Assets invested in actively managed ETFs/ETPs have grown by 30.5% in the first half of 2017 to reach a new record of $57 billion, according to research by ETFGI. The number of active ETFs/ETPs listed globally also grew by 20% to 364 in the first half of 2017. However, active funds remain a small part of the overall ETF/ETP landscape accounting for only 5% of the total number of ETFs/ETPs listed globally and a mere 1.2% of global assets.



Tradeweb’s European ETF marketplace reports strong trading in Q2

Jul 11th, 2017 | By
Vanguard UCITS ETFs move to T+2 settlement

Trading activity on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace amounted to €12.15 billion in June, significantly lower than the record €17.74bn recorded the month before. June marked the end of the platform’s second strongest quarter on record however, with total activity amounting to €43.65bn over the course of the last three months.



OPEC and oil prices: Looking ahead to the May meeting

May 19th, 2017 | By
Greg Sharenow, real assets portfolio manager at PIMCO.

By Greg Sharenow, real assets portfolio manager at PIMCO.

For all the attention paid to changes in US shale output, OPEC is capable of swinging oil balances more in a single month than US shale can in a year. As a result, any oil outlook must make some material assumptions about OPEC’s intentions at the upcoming meetings later this month and in November.



PIMCO: A less ‘impulsive’ China – bracing for lower growth

May 2nd, 2017 | By
PIMCO: A less ‘impulsive’ China - bracing for lower growth

By Gene Frieda, executive vice president and global strategist at PIMCO.

By focusing so intensely on US political developments, investors risk missing a silent shift in what has arguably been the strongest driver of global reflation in the last five years: Chinese credit. This driver is now moving sharply in reverse.