Archive for October 2017

Invesco cross-lists currency-hedged PowerShares ETFs to SIX

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Deutsche cross-lists six US sector ETFs to SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares ETFs, comprising seven trading lines, to Switzerland’s SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs offer currency-hedged exposure to the Nasdaq 100, a high-dividend low-volatility version of the S&P 500, and US high-yield bonds.



Emotion, Acronyms and ETFs

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Peter Sleep, Senior Investment Manager, Seven Investment Management (7IM)

Peter Sleep, Senior Investment Manager, Seven Investment Management (7IM) explores some criticisms of ETFs that have recently been levelled by some commentators in the media.



Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Global passive assets are set to more than double from $14 trillion in 2016 to $37tn by 2025, according to a recent report from professional services firm PwC.



Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive is celebrating ten years since its founding in 2007. The firm has grown to produce more than 4,500 indices for over 350 clients and there are now over 260 ETFs tracking indices calculated by Solactive. Steffan Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, commented, “This has been a wonderful ten-year journey full of excitements and challenges.”



Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Inspire Investing has reported that its family of US-listed biblically responsible ETFs has passed $100 million in assets under management (AUM) just eight months after launching in February this year.



EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports five years of outperformance

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports benchmark-beating performance on five-year anniversary

The EcoLogical Strategy ETF (NYSE Arca: HECO), an actively managed ETF focused on investing in green companies, has provided benchmark-beating returns since its inception five years ago.



Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

South African asset manager Sygnia has unveiled four new ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as part of its Sygnia Itrix range. The funds provide exposure to a range of local and international asset classes including JSE-listed equities, US equities and global property.



UK wealth managers taking an active approach to index investing

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
UK wealth managers are taking an active approach to index investing, according to a BlackRock-commissioned survey from KPMG.

A survey from KPMG commissioned by BlackRock released today shines a light on the index investing habits of financial advisers and wealth managers: how and why they are using ETFs and index mutual funds, as well as how they are reacting to regulation and technological change.



Franklin Templeton unveils passive ETF line-up linked to FTSE indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first fully passive ETFs, including 14 single-country and two regional funds. The ETFs, which track market cap-weighted indices designed by FTSE Russell, are scheduled to be listed on NYSE Arca on 6 November 2017. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said: “Our new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our offerings for US investors.”



ETF issuers top list of world’s largest asset managers

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
ETF issuers top list of world’s largest asset managers

ETF providers have taken the top three places in a ranking of global asset managers by assets under management (AUM), according to research from risk management and investment consultants Willis Towers Watson.