‘ Real Estate ’

Vanguard REIT ETF changes its index

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Source launches real estate ETF on Deutsche Börse

Vanguard has changed the underlying index for the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ US) from the MSCI US REIT Index to the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Transition Index, including a broader scope of real estate related companies such as those involved in services and development.

BNP Paribas cross-lists Eurozone REIT ETF onto Deutsche Börse

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
Over $40bn in Euro STOXX 50 ETFs as blue-chip index turns 20

BNP Paribas has cross-listed the BNP Paribas Easy FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Eurozone Capped ETF (EEEG GR) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Börse Frankfurt markets. The ETF tracks the performance of listed real estate companies and REITs in the Eurozone.

Amundi rolls out nine ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Feb 6th, 2018 | By
Amundi rolls out nine ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Amundi has launched nine new ETFs on Deutsche Börse, offering investors a variety of exposures including equities, real estate, and government and corporate bonds.

Lion Global and Phillip launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Lion Global and Phillips launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Lion Global Investors and Phillip Capital Management, two Singapore-based asset managers, have teamed up to launch the first ETF to focus entirely on Singapore real estate investment trusts (REITs). The Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF will trade on the Singapore Exchange and will track the Morningstar Singapore REIT Yield Focus Index.

Northern Trust unveils industry-first sustainable real estate index

Feb 1st, 2017 | By
Northern Trust unveils sustainable real estate index

Northern Trust Asset Management has launched a unique sustainable real estate index tracking the performance of developed market real estate investment trusts (REITs) with strong responsible investment characteristics. According to GRESB, property ESG analyst and co-creator of the index, the global property sector is at the heart of the most important and far-reaching issues of our time, including urbanization, demographic change, resource constraints, environmental impacts and emerging technologies.

WisdomTree bullish on Japanese equities for 2017

Dec 12th, 2016 | By
Nikko: Japan’s inflation and monetary policy outlook

By Jesper Koll, Head of Japan for WisdomTree: “Japanese equities have been made great again by the Trump victory – they have outperformed most global markets since 8 November, with TOPIX up 7.2% against the 3% rise in the S&P 500, as of 29 November 2016. We believe that, Japan’s recent performance is not just a one-off adjustment but does have the potential to develop into a broad-based rally throughout the next 12-18 months. In coming weeks, any consolidation after the recent strong rally offers a great opportunity to reconsider a sizeable Japan allocation to capture positive momentum for dollar investors.”

Robo-advisor Scalable Capital launches in the UK

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By
Scalable Capital launch robo-advisor business in the UK

European digital investment manager Scalable Capital has entered the UK market, opening its portfolio management business with portfolios constructed exclusively from exchange-traded funds. The move into the UK marks a key step in the firm’s ambitions to expand throughout Europe, having already established operations in Germany and Austria. The firm is the latest “robo-advisor” to enter the UK market. “The UK launch is a key milestone as we look to continue the strong growth of our business across Europe,” commented Adam French, Managing Director and co-Founder at Scalable Capital. “We are already one of the fastest growing digital investment managers in Europe and currently manage more than 1,200 client portfolios.”

Suspension of UK property funds highlights liquidity benefits of ETFs

Jul 5th, 2016 | By
Source launches real estate ETF on Deutsche Börse

Investment houses Standard Life, Aviva and M&G have frozen trading in their UK Real Estate funds following a rapid increase in redemption requests as a result of the Brexit vote. The move, which prevents investors withdrawing their money from the funds as managers seek to sell off parts of the portfolio to accommodate the backlog of redemption requests, serves to highlight the relative liquidity benefits of ETFs. The freezing of the two funds precipitated the Bank of England to state it was monitoring the behaviour of investors in open-ended commercial property funds, as one of the risks to financial stability in the UK.

S&P Dow Jones highlights portfolio benefits of real assets

Feb 17th, 2016 | By
Gold Q&A with Jodie Gunzberg, VP of Commodity Indices at S&P Dow Jones

Following the recent launch of its S&P Real Assets Index, S&P Dow Jones has issued a report examining the potential benefits of allocating to real assets. The report, entitled “Let’s Get Real About Indexing Real Assets” and authored by Jodie Gunzberg, Global Head of Commodities & Real Assets at S&P Dow Jones, highlights how real assets offer an effective means of reducing risk, enhancing diversification and achieving inflation protection. Unveiled on 31 December 2015, the S&P Real Assets Index measures the performance of real assets including global property, infrastructure, commodities, and inflation-linked bonds by using liquid and investable component indices that track public equities, fixed income, and futures. By using liquid and investable component indices, the index is suitable for use as an underlying reference for exchange-traded funds.

Singapore Exchange targets Asian ETF market with launch of thematic sector indices

Dec 8th, 2015 | By
Singapore Exchange expands investors’ toolkit with 11 sector-focused equity indices

SGX Index Edge, the newly launched index division of the Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX), has introduced 11 new equity indices targeting sector-specific exposure within the Singapore economy. The new additions are part of SGX’s Thematic Indices, a project aimed at increasing transparency in the Asia-Pacific region, and the building blocks for investable products such as exchange-traded funds.