‘ Vanguard ’

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.

Invesco knocks down fee on PowerShares Active US Real Estate ETF

Mar 12th, 2018 | By
Invesco knocks down fees on Active US Real Estate fund

Invesco is to take a chunk out of the management fee on its NYSE Arca-listed PowerShares Active US Real Estate ETF (PSR US), knocking it down from 0.80% to 0.35% as of 1 April 2018.

Vanguard sector ETFs to reflect GICS changes

Mar 5th, 2018 | By
Three Vanguard ETFs switch indices to align with MSCI's sector changes

Vanguard is to alter the underlying indices for three of its NYSE-listed sector ETFs to reflect changes to the Global Industry Classification Standards methodology announced by MSCI in November 2017.

HANetf sees exciting opportunities for active managers in ETF space

Mar 1st, 2018 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

HANetf, a European white-label ETF platform, has urged active managers to prepare themselves for the rise of passives by launching their own low-cost products. Hector McNeil, co-CEO of HANetf, said, “It is a game-changing opportunity, allowing them [active managers] to distribute products in a different way and access new asset bases, particularly Millennials and cost-sensitive investors.”

Vanguard unveils suite of actively managed factor ETFs in US

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley.

Vanguard has launched six new factor-based ETFs — the firm’s first actively managed ETFs in the US — on Cboe ETF Marketplace. The suite consists of five single factor funds, targeting exposure to the minimum volatility, value, momentum, liquidity, and quality factors, and a multi-factor approach, each within the US equities universe. Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley, commented, “The newly launched factor funds represent a differentiated approach – disciplined, rules-based, targeted exposure to factors – along with Vanguard’s low costs.”

Mirae anchors US presence by buying ETF provider Global X

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Taeyong Lee, President, Global Head of ETFs for Mirae Asset

Global X, the seventeenth-largest US-based ETF issuer, has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its fully diluted shares to Mirae Asset Global Investments, an independent financial services business based in Asia. “With Global X on board, we are now connecting one of the most successful US ETF firms to a prominent Asian-based global ETF manager, creating a powerful ETF platform.” said Taeyong Lee, president, global head of ETFs for Mirae Asset.

Vanguard trims fees on $1.3bn Canadian bond ETF

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Vanguard introduces four Canadian fixed income ETFs

Vanguard Investments Canada has lowered the management fee for one of its largest fixed income ETFs listed in Canada, reinforcing its reputation as a leading low-cost ETF provider. Atul Tiwari, managing director for Vanguard Investments Canada, said, “Vanguard’s mission is to give investors the best chance for investment success, and part of that commitment is to lower the cost of investing for all Canadians.”

Vanguard REIT ETF changes its index

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Source launches real estate ETF on Deutsche Börse

Vanguard has changed the underlying index for the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ US) from the MSCI US REIT Index to the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Transition Index, including a broader scope of real estate related companies such as those involved in services and development.

Vanguard’s new single-ticket solutions

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
Atul Tiwari, managing director for Vanguard Investments Canada

Vanguard Investments Canada has listed three new multi-asset ETFs of ETFs – each among the lowest cost for their categories – on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Atul Tiwari, managing director, Vanguard Investments Canada, said the ETFs will suit investors and advisers “looking for simple yet sophisticated single-ticket investment solutions that provide well-diversified global equity and bond exposure within a low-cost ETF structure.”

Eight ways institutional investors use ETFs

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Andreas Zingg, head of ETF distribution management at Vanguard Asset Management.

ETFs are growing in popularity as more investors use them for long-term investment strategies and not just for tactical investing. Andreas Zingg, head of ETF distribution management at Vanguard Asset Management, outlines eight ways institutional investors are utilizing ETFs.