Archive for May 2017

Source commodity ex-agriculture ETF launched on Xetra

May 31st, 2017 | By
Horizons switches 12 commodity ETFs to Solactive indices

ETF provider Source has launched a new commodity ETF on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform.



Societe Generale launches 9 ETCs on Borsa Italiana

May 31st, 2017 | By
Lyxor confirms launch of physically-replicated ETFs

Societe Generale has launched 9 new ETCs on Borsa Italiana’s ETFPlus. The ETCs are all listed in euros and offer a mix of direct, leveraged and currency-hedged exposure to a range of commodities.



Building portfolios with ETFs

May 31st, 2017 | By
Building portfolios with ETFs

Building portfolios with ETFs, Darren Smith, IFA, 2Plan Wealth Management, Irene Bauer, Chief Investment Officer, Twenty20 Investments, Amanda Robello, Head of Passive Distribution, UK, Ireland & Channel Islands, Deutsche Asset Management and Andrew Keegan, Portfolio Strategist, Multi-Asset Strategies Group, BlackRock.



IHS Markit and Emirates NBD launch sukuk bond index

May 31st, 2017 | By
IHS Markit and Emirates NBD launch sukuk bond index

Index provider IHS Markit has launched the Emirates NBD Markit iBoxx USD Sukuk Index, in collaboration with Middle East banking group Emirates NBD. The index, which has been designed so as to be suitable to underlie ETFs, aims to provide a transparent benchmark for investors in USD sukuk.



UBS cross-lists US multi-factor ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange

May 31st, 2017 | By
UBS rolls out US multi-factor ETF on SIX

UBS has cross-listed the UBS MSCI USA Select Factor Mix UCITS ETF (USFM) on the Swiss stock exchange with USD and CHF trading share classes, having made its debut on the London Stock Exchange earlier in the month.



BNP Paribas launches low vol Germany and Japan ex weapons ETFs on Xetra

May 30th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches distributing share class for defensive European high yield bond ETF

BNP Paribas has launched two new equity ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform that track German and Japanese stocks. The former is a low volatility factor play, while the latter is a market cap-weighted fund which excludes firms that make controversial weapons.



LSE bolsters FTSE Russell franchise with acquisition of Citi Fixed Income Indices

May 30th, 2017 | By
LSE bolsters FTSE Russell franchise with acquisition of Citi's Yield Book and Fixed Income Indices

London Stock Exchange Group (LSEG) has agreed to acquire The Yield Book and Citi Fixed Income Indices from Citigroup for $685 million in cash. The acquisition represents a significant opportunity for LSEG to enhance its fixed income data and analytics capabilities and strengthen its FTSE Russell index franchise, bringing an increase in benchmark AUM of around $2 trillion. The deal substantially bolsters FTSE Russell’s footprint and product offering in the fixed income space – one of the fastest-growing segments of the ETF industry – and follows the acquisition of the Russell Indexes business in 2014.



BNP Paribas launches quality Japan ETF on Xetra

May 30th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas has launched the BNP Paribas Easy iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 UCITS ETF (Xetra: ISTM) on Deutsche Börse’s platform. The underlying index of the ETF is the iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index, which was launched in August 2015 in collaboration with Japanese bank Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation. The index captures the performance of the 150 Japanese equities in the STOXX Japan 600 ex-REITs with the highest combined ranking of four fundamental ratios: return on equity, debt-to-capital, cash flow generation ability and business stability.



Malaysian Securities Commission pushes ETF growth

May 30th, 2017 | By
SSgA launches SPDR Citi Asia Local Government Bond ETF

A task force on exchange traded funds (ETFs) for Securities Commission Malaysia (SC) has released a set of key recommendations aimed at attracting greater investor participation and incentivising ETF issuers in the Malaysian market.



FTSE Russell and Bursa Malaysia launch two new indices

May 30th, 2017 | By
Fixed income ETF inflows outpace equities in Asia Pacific

FTSE Russell has teamed up with Bursa Malaysia to offer two new indices tracking mid and small-cap Malaysian companies, the FTSE Bursa Malaysia MidS Cap Index and the FTSE Bursa Malaysia MidS Cap Shariah Index.