Archive for December 2014

ETF industry on course to break through $3 trillion milestone, says ETFGI

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
ETFs reveal valuable insights into market conditions, finds Vanguard.

The global exchange-traded fund industry reached an all-time high of $2.76 trillion in assets at the end of November 2014 and is on track to break through the $3 trillion milestone in the first half of 2015, according to research from ETFGI, a leading London-based ETF consultancy. Year-to-date net inflows of $275.3 billion are a new record, beating prior full-year net inflows. Inflows were boosted by a particularly strong November, with a whopping $42.0 billion in net new asset flows, the fourth largest month on record.



UBS broadens range of fixed income ETFs with new medium duration offering

Dec 8th, 2014 | By
UBS broadens range of fixed income ETFs with new medium duration offering

UBS Global Asset Management has broadened its range of fixed income exchange-traded funds with the listing on the London Stock Exchange of three ETFs providing medium-duration exposure to US investment-grade corporate bonds. The funds are linked to the Barclays US Liquid Corporates 1-5 Year Index, an index measuring the performance corporate bonds with a maturity of between one and five years issued in US dollars by financial and non-financial companies based in the USA. The funds include a GBP-hedged version, a USD trading version and GBP trading version.



SSGA expands range of European government bond ETFs

Dec 5th, 2014 | By
UBS unveils USD-hedged MSCI EMU ETF

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has announced the launch of the SPDR Barclays 3–5 Year Euro Government Bond UCITS ETF (SYB4) on the Deutsche Börse. The ETF adds to SSGA’s existing range of European government bond ETFs, which includes the short maturity SPDR Barclays 1-3 Year Euro Government Bond UCITS ETF and the all-maturities SPDR Barclays Euro Government Bond UCITS ETF. This latest ETF provides access to Eurozone government bonds with a maturity between one and up to (but not including) three years.



Research reveals growing demand for smart beta investments

Dec 4th, 2014 | By
Research reveals growing demand for smart beta investments

Invesco PowerShares, a leading global provider of smart beta exchange-traded funds, has published research showing that demand for smart beta investments in Europe is growing. Bryon Lake, Head of Invesco PowerShares, EMEA, said: “As the provider with the longest track record for managing smart beta ETFs, we have championed this strategy and our research reveals that Europe is ready to take advantage of the benefits…Our research has illustrated that big opportunities lie in the UK, Italy, Germany and Switzerland and in the institutional market as these products become increasingly mainstream.”