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Lyxor launches new ‘Core’ ETF range, with fees as low as 4bps

Mar 21st, 2018 | By
Lyxor launches new ‘Core’ ETF range, with fees as low as 4bps

Lyxor has launched a new range of ‘Core’ ETFs with total expense ratios starting from just 4 basis points. The range is composed of 16 ETFs covering the major equity markets as well as gilts and TIPS on the fixed income side. Four new ETFs have been launched to complement 12 existing, re-badged ETFs whose fees have been cut. Arnaud Llinas, head of ETFs and indexing at Lyxor, said, “Investors tell us they want simple, high quality ETFs at low costs. We’ve launched our Core range to achieve precisely that.”

Active managers take a beating

Mar 20th, 2018 | By
Active managers struggling to beat their benchmarks, finds S&P DJI

Active equity managers in Europe have taken a beating in the past decade, overwhelmingly failing to outperform their benchmark indices over the last ten years, according to the latest S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) Scorecard. The results support the ongoing argument that passive funds, such as index-tracking ETFs, pack a better punch than their actively managed counterparts.

ETF issuers comment on UK inflation data

Mar 20th, 2018 | By
Consumer Price Index CPI Inflation

Inflation in the UK fell more than expected during February, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), providing some relief for hard-pressed consumers. Representatives from ETF issuers offered their take on what the results mean for UK monetary policy.

LSE enjoys strong ETF listings activity in February

Mar 19th, 2018 | By
Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE during February

Nineteen ETFs or share classes debuted on London Stock Exchange in February, bringing the total number of new ETF (inc share classes) listings on the exchange this year to 26. Listings included new ETFs from ITI, JP Morgan, and Deutsche, plus new share classes from BlackRock and SSGA.

Two months into MiFID II: How post-trade reporting is benefitting ETF investors

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Stephen Cohen, head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock.

By Stephen Cohen, head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock.

Investors use ETF trading volumes in different ways: for asset allocators it is a useful, real-time window into where money is flowing through the trading day. For others, visible flows provide comfort in knowing that there is sufficient liquidity within the products they intend to invest in.

Ashburton lists global government bond ETF on JSE

Mar 13th, 2018 | By
Ashburton Global Government Bond ETF JSE

Ashburton Investments, the asset management arm of the FirstRand group, has launched the Ashburton World Government Bond ETF (ASHWGB SJ) on Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The ETF is the first to list on JSE to provide exposure to global government bonds.

BlackRock launches iShares MSCI EMU Multifactor ETF

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Edge MSCI EMU Multifactor UCITS ETF (EDMF GY) on Deutsche Börse. The fund, an extension of the ‘iShares Edge’ suite of smart beta ETFs, consists of a portfolio of companies listed in developed eurozone markets that have been selected to maximise exposure to four factors – value, momentum, size and quality – while maintaining a risk profile similar to that of the parent MSCI EMU index.

ETF issuers comment on Italian election results

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
Populist movements in Italy signal a return of political risk in Europe

The results of elections in Italy could signal a return to uncertainty for the European Union as Italian voters favoured two anti-establishment parties, the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Northern League, in a outcome that failed to provide any party with the majority needed to govern. ETF issuers ETF Securities, WisdomTree and SPDR ETFs, offered their take on the election results.

JP Morgan’s fixed income ETFs go live on LSE

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
JP Morgan launches fixed income ETFs in Europe

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has now launched on the London Stock Exchange the three bond ETFs it unveiled last month, marking the formal introduction of the first JP Morgan-branded fixed income ETFs in Europe.

White-label ETF platform marketβeta to launch in Europe

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
New white-label ETF platform marketβeta to launch in Europe

A new white-label UCITS ETF platform, called marketβeta, is set to be established in Europe, providing third-party asset managers with the infrastructure to build and launch ETFs into Europe without having to establish their own full-service business. The platform is being launched by Graeme Dewar, previously head of strategy implementation at LGIM; and Joy Yang, former head of equities at Vanguard.