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WisdomTree comments on how currency fluctuations impact ETF returns

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree comments on how currency fluctuations impact ETF returns

By Wisdomtree’s economic research team.

Investors looking to invest in ETFs may notice there are different currencies associated with the instrument. These currencies can have a significant impact on the return of the product, and therefore it’s important to understand how they work and why they fluctuate. This article seeks to offer some clarity to investors and traders around how currencies in ETFs work.



LGIM to buy ETF Securities’ European ETF platform

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
LGIM to buy ETF Securities’ European ETF platform

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has agreed to buy ETF Securities’ European ETF platform known as Canvas. The news comes two days after WisdomTree announced a deal to buy ETF Securities’ European ETP business. Graham Tuckwell, founder and chairman of ETF Securities, commented, “Combining the ETF expertise and capabilities of Canvas with the scale and reach of LGIM should be transformative for existing and new customers.”



WisdomTree to acquire ETF Securities’ European ETP business

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree to acquire ETF Securities’ European business

WisdomTree has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the European exchange-traded product operations of London-based ETF Securities, comprising 307 ETPs, including commodity, currency, and short & leveraged exposures, with over $17.6 billion of AUM combined. Graham Tuckwell, founder and chairman of ETF Securities, commented: “I believe this combination creates a uniquely positioned firm which will flourish in the years ahead, continuing to deliver huge value for customers and stakeholders.”



ETF commentators respond to BoE’s ‘dovish’ rate hike

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
BOE announces dovish rate hike

The Bank of England (BoE) has announced a widely expected increase in the base rate from 0.25% to 0.50%, the first rise in over a decade, after the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 in favour of the hike. Market commentators from across the ETF industry share their interpretations of the rate rise.



WisdomTree and IQCIO launch ETF model portfolios

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
WisdomTree and IQCIO launch ETF model portfolios

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree IQCIO Risk-Managed Model Portfolios in collaboration with quant-focused portfolio advisors IQCIO. The model portfolios combine WisdomTree’s fundamentally weighted investment approach with IQCIO’s Intelligent Portfolio Optimizer for ETF selection and dynamic asset allocation.



WisdomTree launches technology platform aimed at financial advisors

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches technology platform aimed at financial advisors

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Advisor Solutions platform, focused on providing technology-enabled solutions to help advisors grow and scale their business. The platform includes several key benefits and tools for advisors: investment research and ETF education, portfolio construction services, ETF model portfolios, practice management resources, and wealth management technology.



Six trading best practices to improve your ETF execution

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets, WisdomTree.

By Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets, WisdomTree.

New investors are using ETFs more and more every day. As a result, we’re increasingly asked about ETF execution and implementation. While it’s important to note that there are several ways to implement an ETF trade and therefore there isn’t one right or best way to execute, there are, however, some simple guidelines we believe will help investors better understand the nature of ETF execution and could help investors achieve better execution.



WisdomTree: Abe’s landslide means Japanese equities deserve higher PE

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: Abe's landslide means Japanese equities deserve higher PE

By Jesper Koll, head of Japan at WisdomTree.

In the world of politics and policy making, Japan has become the envy of the world. The snap election got “Team Abe” re-elected with a strong majority and they will be controlling parliament with basically the same two-thirds super majority they had before. Stability, continuity and consistency of a strong pro-growth and pro-business agenda is poised to be rewarded with a growing “Japan Premium” in financial markets.



TD Ameritrade unveils largest commission-free ETF program

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
TD Ameritrade unveils largest commission-free ETF program

Nebraska-based brokerage firm TD Ameritrade has announced a major increase in the scope of its commission-free ETF trading platform, tripling the number of ETFs available from 100 to 296. The expansion means TD Ameritrade now offers the largest commission-free ETF trading program in the industry.



WisdomTree: Abe-Koike rivalry to bring supply-side reforms

Oct 14th, 2017 | By
Jesper Koll, WisdomTree's head of Japan.

By Jesper Koll, WisdomTree’s head of Japan.

Japan’s upcoming election is poised to usher in a new era of policy competition and political accountability. Structural reform in general, supply-side reform in particular, is poised to accelerate.