Archive for November 2017

Solactive launches Tradable European Factor Index Series

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched a family of five European single factor equity indices, which will tracks firms with strong value, quality, low beta, price momentum, and earnings momentum characteristics. The smart beta indices have been exclusively licensed to Invesco PowerShares to underlie a suite of ETFs launched on Deutsche Börse earlier this week.



Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Barclays has launched the Barclays Rates Factor Indices, a suite of indices designed to capture risk premia (including carry, value, and momentum factors), from interest rate markets.



Vietnam equity ETFs surge

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Vietnam equity ETFs surge

ETFs that provide exposure to Vietnam-listed equities, such as the db x-trackers FTSE Vietnam UCITS ETF (XFVT GR), have displayed remarkable performance recently, rising nearly 30% between the start of August and 28 November, as the country’s stock market has soared.



Vanguard files for actively managed smart beta ETFs

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Three Vanguard ETFs switch indices to align with MSCI's sector changes

Asset management titan Vanguard has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch six new actively managed smart beta ETFs providing exposure to US equities. The firm’s foray into the active ETF space will initially include momentum, liquidity, quality, value and low volatility single factor ETFs as well as a multi-factor fund.



VanEck rolls out four UCITS ETFs on the Mexican Stock Exchange

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
VanEck rolls out four UCITS ETFs on the Mexican Stock Exchange

VanEck has introduced four VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, offering a mix of exposure: emerging market bonds, global gold miners, global small-cap gold miners, and US companies with wide ‘economic moats’.



FTSE Russell launches two new ESG index families

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches two new ESG index families

FTSE Russell, one of the biggest players in the ETF indexing space, has announced the expansion of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity index offering with the launch of the FTSE Global Climate Index Series and the FTSE ESG Index Series.



USCF to launch two new private equity ETFs

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
USCF to launch two new private equity ETFs

USCF has announced it has registered two new ETFs that aim to provide investors with the long-term return characteristics of a private equity allocation. John Love, president and CEO of USCF, commented: “The new USCF ETFs are intended to make it easy for investors to access private equity-like long-term profiles at a lower price point that traditional private equity investments.”



Morgan Stanley’s global smart beta ETF sees large inflows

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
UBS launches two MSCI ACWI sustainability ETFs on LSE

The MS Scientific Beta Global Equity Factors UCITS ETF (GEF LN) has recorded significant inflows, gaining approximately $270 million in net new assets in Q3 2017.



US financials lead S&P 500 to record highs

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
US Financials ETFs lead S&P 500 to record highs

US financial stocks have helped push the S&P 500 Index to fresh highs this week. ETFs tracking the sector, such as the iShares S&P 500 Financials Sector UCITS ETF (IUFS LN), are up approximately 4.8% this week as the S&P 500 put on 0.9% to hit a record close of 2627.04 on 28 November.



BlackRock launches iShares US Biotechnology ETF

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares US Biotechnology ETF BTEC LN

BlackRock has launched the iShares Nasdaq US Biotechnology UCITS ETF (BTEK LN) on London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, providing exposure to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed in the US.