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UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Global ETF industry grows assets by a third in 2017

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

The global ETF industry (including ETPs) grew by a record $1.287 trillion (36.3%) in 2017, more than double the previous record of $554.0 billion set in 2016, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



American Century launches its first ETFs

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Edward Rosenberg, senior vice president and head of ETFs for American Century

American Century Investments has become the latest asset manager to roll out ETFs, with the launch of the the American Century STOXX US Quality Value ETF (VALQ US) and American Century Diversified Corporate Bond ETF (KORP US) on NYSE Arca. Edward Rosenberg, head of ETFs for American Century, commented: “Our goal with the launch of American Century ETFs is to provide innovative strategies that strive to deliver better outcomes for investors.”



Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. They comprise a China A-Shares ETF, a euro-denominated corporate bond ETF, a global government bond ETF, an inflation-linked bond ETF, and an income-focused multi-asset ETF of ETFs.



Nikko remains positive on Japanese equities in 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Naoki Kamiyama, chief strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

Naoki Kamiyama, Chief Strategist at Nikko Asset Management, discusses some of the key forces shaping the outlook for the Japanese economy and stock market in 2018, including government policy, earnings growth, wage growth, and capital expenditure.



Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Amundi has cross-listed the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN FP) onto Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana. The fund offers hedge-fund-like returns by providing a means for investors to gain access to the long-term potential of factor risk premia without being exposed to the overall direction of European equity markets.



BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
BlackRock: 7 portfolio ideas for 2018

By Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist, BlackRock

Richard shares seven investing ideas to consider as 2018 gets underway.



Fidelity introduces GBP-hedged share classes for smart beta income ETFs

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Fidelity introduces currency hedging on smart beta income ETFs

Fidelity International has introduced currency-hedged share classes for three of its London-listed smart beta income ETFs. Investors will now have the option of currency hedging with pound sterling on the Fidelity Europe Quality Income UCITS ETF (FEQP LN), Fidelity US Quality Income UCITS ETF (FUSP LN), and Fidelity Global Quality Income UCITS ETF (FGQP LN).



ERI Scientific Beta counters Mercer’s criticism of factor-index investing

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
ERI Scientific Beta counters Mercer’s criticism of factor investing

ERI Scientific Beta, a smart beta index provider and affiliate of EDHEC-Risk Institute, has jumped to the defence of factor-index investing in a strong rebuttal of a report published by investment consultants Mercer. Noël Amenc, CEO of ERI Scientific Beta, said the Mercer report was “representative of undocumented opinions on factor investing and as such is liable to misinform investors.”



China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

China Post Global has cross-listed the Market Access iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index UCITS ETF (MAJQ LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The ETF is the first product China Post Global has listed on the LSE since it acquired the Market Access ETFs from RBS in 2016.