Lyxor adds accumulating share classes for European Stoxx ETFs

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out accumulating share classes for European equity ETFs

Lyxor has added three new euro-denominated, accumulating share classes for ETFs listed on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The ETFs offer exposure to various market-capitalisation segments of the eurozone and European equity markets.

China Post cross-lists Japan quality ETF to SIX

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Amundi ETF offers access to Japan’s Topix with inbuilt euro/yen hedge

China Post has cross-listed its Market Access iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index UCITS ETF (MAJQ) to SIX Swiss Exchange (SIX). The smart beta equity fund will now be available to trade in yen on SIX, in addition to the existing listing in euros on Deutsche Börse (Ticker: M9SQ).

Lyxor cross-lists two ETFs in Italy

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Lyxor has cross-listed two ETFs onto Borsa Italiana, the Lyxor EUR 2-10Y Inflation Expectations UCITS ETF (INFL) and the Lyxor EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (MSE). INFL offers investors exposure to inflation expectations while MSE gives exposure to eurozone large-cap equities.

Healthtech ETFs get shot in the arm

Sep 6th, 2017 | By
Healthtech ETFs get shot in the arm

ETFs tracking biotechnology and healthcare technology equities have posted impressive recent performance: since 21 August 2017, the Source NASDAQ Biotech UCITS ETF (LON: SBIO) is up 10.2% and the iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF (LON: HEAL) has returned 5.6%. In comparison, the S&P 500 rose just 2.0% over the same period.

WisdomTree: How to use ETPs to manage equity risk

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Nizam Hamid , ETF strategist at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Nizam Hamid, ETF strategist, WisdomTree in Europe.

The European macro-economic backdrop for equities has remained positive with a renewed focus on stronger underlying growth, and limited political risk compared to the first part of 2017. However, as recent market events have shown there is every reason for investors to consider efficient tools to help manage overall portfolio risk.

Brexit: Reading between the lines when UK PLC and the UK economy don’t match

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By
Brexit: Reading between the lines when UK PLC and the UK economy don’t match

By Dr. Jan-Carl Plagge, Head of Research – STOXX

Recent political events such as the US and the French election were found to have had a major impact on stock markets. While the impact of such events may often be short-lived, Brexit will remain on the agenda as the country is negotiating its withdrawal from the European Union over the next two years. In this context, investors face a number of challenges when considering such political events in their portfolio management.

SPDR ETFs: Three reasons why eurozone stocks have room to run

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
SPDR ETFs: Three reasons why eurozone stocks have room to run

By Matthew Bartolini, head of SPDR Americas research, State Street Global Advisors.

After a strong rally, eurozone stocks have lost momentum since May, hurt by a strengthening euro. In the past two months, the EURO Stoxx 50 Index has registered negative return in local currency and underperformed the S&P 500 Index by 5%, while flows into European equity ETFs have slowed to their lowest level since March.

Horizons to close US Risk Managed ETF

Aug 11th, 2017 | By
SSGA to close seven UCITS ETFs

Horizons ETFs Management has announced that the Horizons US Managed Risk ETF (NYSE Arca: USMR) will close effective at the close of business on 8 September 2017.

Direxion launches triple leveraged Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

Jul 13th, 2017 | By
Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion

Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Euro Stoxx 50 Bull 3X Shares (EUXL) which provides 300% of the daily performance of the Euro Stoxx 50 Index. Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion, said: “As political risks dissipate following the results of the French elections, the eurozone economy strengthens and prospects for earnings improve, this ETF may offer active traders exposure to a highly reputable index tracking 50 of the largest and most liquid blue-chip European stocks.”

BMO to launch three enhanced income equity ETFs

Jul 5th, 2017 | By
Chris McHaney, vice president & portfolio manager, BMO Global Asset Management

BMO Global Asset Management is planning to launch three new ETFs on the London Stock Exchange tracking the FTSE 100, Euro Stoxx 50 and S&P 500 indices while boosting portfolio income through the use of covered call overlay strategies. Chris McHaney, vice president & portfolio manager, BMO GAM, commented: “By using an options overlay that adds meaningful income while mitigating the opportunity cost of the strategy, the new ETFs offer the potential to achieve benchmark returns over the long term, with reduced volatility and higher current income.”