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MCX and Thomson Reuters to launch co-branded commodity indices

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
MCX and Thomson Reuters launch co-branded commodity indices

Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) and Thomson Reuters have agreed to launch a suite of co-branded commodity indices in India. The indices will track the performance of commodity derivatives listed on MCX and will be created and maintained by Thomson Reuters.



Thomson Reuters updates ESG ratings and indices

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
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Thomson Reuters, in partnership with boutique index provider S-Network Global Indexes, has announced changes to the methodology underlying its corporate responsibility ratings and index suite. The range also been rebranded the Thomson Reuters/S-Network ESG Best Practices Ratings & Indices to better reflect the change.



Booming ETFs help BlackRock weather investors’ cost-cutting

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
Booming ETFs help BlackRock weather investors' cost-cutting

BlackRock Inc, the world’s biggest asset manager, on Wednesday reported double-digit profit gains as investors plowed money into lower-cost index funds, but the company’s share price slipped as revenue fell short of analysts’ expectations.



Lipper report finds ETFs gaining ground in ‘efficient’ markets

Feb 24th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI reports strong factor performances in Q2

Research from Thomson Reuters Lipper found that, across 107 global asset class classifications, 75 of the categories displayed a directional divergence in net flows between active mutual funds and ETFs listed in Europe. According to Lipper, the figures showed that ETFs are gaining a greater relative share of assets in categories covering efficient markets while investors are still preferring active funds over ETFs where market inefficiencies present opportunities.



Investors sticking with ETFs in stock picker’s market

Feb 13th, 2017 | By
Investors sticking with ETFs in stock picker's market

European investors are piling into exchange-traded funds, favouring those that mimic active fund managers, in a market where traditional trading relationships between assets are breaking down. Investment in ETFs, securities which track an index or basket of assets, rose to more than half a trillion euros at the end of last year, a record. A combination of low costs and flexibility kept investors hooked even though this break-down of so-called correlations should favour actively-managed mutual funds.



European investors favour S&P 500 ETFs ahead of Trump Presidency

Jan 16th, 2017 | By
Landmark for European ETFs as iShares S&P 500 fund crosses $20bn milestone

Europe-listed US equity ETFs raised €0.9bn of net inflows in December, thanks predominantly to strong demand for the iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF (LON: CSPX) which by itself generated net gatherings of €0.6bn. Despite several predictions of a drop in US markets following Trump’s election, the equity rally has largely continued with Trump’s anti-regulation rhetoric turning fear to optimism and encouraging investors back into the market.



Thomson Reuters Lipper highlights product segments most at risk of ETF closures

Dec 7th, 2016 | By
Thomson Reuters Lipper highlights ETF asset classes most at risk of closure

In a new report, Thomson Reuters Lipper has identified the ten least popular asset classes in Europe and the handful of ETFs within each that are at risk of closing down. The funds range from exotic exposures such as Kuwait equities to broader ETFs such as emerging market corporate bonds. Detlef Glow, Head of EMEA research at Lipper, said: “Some funds in the European ETF market are quite low in assets and may face the risk of being closed in the near future. They are obviously lacking investor interest and might therefore not be profitable for the respective fund promoters.”



ETF and mutual fund flows show major differences in third quarter

Nov 8th, 2016 | By
Thomson Reuters Lipper highlights ETF asset classes most at risk of closure

While European investors in both ETFs and mutual funds poured into bonds during the third quarter of 2016 in the search for yield, ETF and traditional active fund flows majorly diverged when it came to equities, alternatives and money markets. Detlef Glow, head of EMEA research at Thomson Reuters Lipper commented: “ETFs are often used as short-term investments to gather exposure to specific markets or asset classes, while mutual funds are rather long-term products, since it takes a while until they are producing the expected alpha from the active management.”



Thomson Reuters expands ESG suite with Diversity & Inclusion Index

Sep 28th, 2016 | By
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Thomson Reuters has launched the Diversity & Inclusion Index, measuring the performance of 100 global companies with diverse and inclusive workplaces. The index may form the basis for future investment products such as ETFs. Debra Walton, Chief Product & Content Officer at Thomson Reuters, commented: “Our research shows that companies that make investments and focus on ESG matters can have a stronger stock performance and better long-term profitability.”



Commodities return best three months since 2009

Jun 3rd, 2016 | By
Horizons switches 12 commodity ETFs to Solactive indices

Commodities have enjoyed their biggest three month gain since 2009, according to a note from S&P Dow Jones Indices. The S&P GSCI (formerly Goldman Sachs Commodity Index) has seen a total return of 9.8% this year-to-date, with commodities now outperforming stocks for the first year since 2007. While not every broad commodity index has performed as strongly as the S&P GSCI, which is weighted by world production and significantly energy sector-heavy, 2016 has seen a rebound in most commodities from their five-year trend, providing benefits to investors in a range of exchange-traded funds linked to these indices.