‘ United States and Canada ’

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.



Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on blockchain technology ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on ETF exposed to blockchain technology

Reality Shares, a San Diego-based asset manager and ETF issuer, has partnered with Nasdaq to launch an ETF providing access to companies involved in blockchain technology. “The blockchain ecosystem potentially presents one of the most profound, long-term investment opportunities many of us have or will ever see in our lifetime,” said Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares.



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.”



S&P 500 Bond Index sees record issuance in 2017

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Jason Giordano, director of fixed income at S&P Dow Jones Indices.

S&P 500 companies issued $775 billion in bonds during 2017, the sixth consecutive year of record US corporate bond issuance, according to S&P Dow Jones Indices. Jason Giordano, director of fixed income at S&P DJI, said the rise in issuance was reflective of companies continuing to take advantage of the accommodative environment created by low interest rates and strong investor demand.



BlackRock: 2017 an extraordinary year for ETFs

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

BlackRock, the parent of the iShares, has published its latest ETP Landscape report, which in this edition looks back at 2017 – an extraordinary year for ETPs. Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team, highlights five key stories behind the 2017 European ETP flows.



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).



First Trust’s US IPO ETF reaches $1bn AUM

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Dr. Josef Schuster, CEO of IPOX Schuster

The First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF (FPX US), which provides exposure to recent US IPOs and spin-offs, has reached over $1 billion in assets under management. Josef Schuster, creator of the strategy, said it offers access to “an economically significant group of companies which often serve as a proxy for economic growth and innovation”.



Deutsche launches USD short-duration high-yield bond ETF

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Deutsche launches US short duration high yield bond ETF

Deutsche Asset Management has expanded its range of US-listed ETFs with the launch of the Xtrackers Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (SHYL US), targeting short-term, US dollar-denominated corporate debt with credit ratings below investment grade.



Canada-listed ETFs enjoy record net inflows in 2017

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Canada-listed ETFs enjoy record net inflows in 2017

ETFs listed in Canada saw record net inflows of $18.9 billion during 2017, according to data provided by ETF industry consultants ETFGI. This is up 48.5% on the total net inflows recorded in 2016 ($12.7bn) and 44.3% more than the previous record ($13.1bn) set in 2015.