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Pacer launches trend following ETF

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Pacer launches enhanced trend following ETF

Pacer has launched the Pacer WealthShield ETF (PWS US), a trend following ETF that rotates between fixed income and equity sectors using quantitative signals based on risk and momentum.



Hartford Funds launches active fixed income ETF

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Hartford Funds launches active fixed income ETF

Hartford Funds has launched the firm’s fourth actively managed fixed income ETF, the Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF (HMOP US), on NYSE Arca. Vernon Meyer, CIO of Hartford Funds, said, “Investors are very tax-aware and, as interest rates go up, advisors are seeking fixed income strategies with the potential for greater after-tax returns and income.”



IndexIQ launches US large-cap multi-factor ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches US large cap multi-factor ETF

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has launched the IQ Chaikin US Large Cap ETF (CLRG US) on the Nasdaq Exchange. “The addition of CLRG to our product suite provides investors and advisors with a powerful tool as they contemplate their domestic equity holdings,” said Salvatore Bruno, CIO of IndexIQ.



Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

In a review of 2017, Hamish Preston, senior associate, index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices states that “risk was the dog that didn’t bite this year”.



ETF providers take active approach to stewardship: Morningstar

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
ETF providers take active approach to stewardship Morningstar

ETF providers are taking an increasingly active approach to stewardship of the companies they hold passive stakes in, according to new research from Morningstar. The report reveals that contrary to passive investing critics, the shift to index investing has not led to an abdication of shareholder oversight.



Investors drop gold for silver, reports ETF Securities

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Contrasting fortunes for precious metals ETFs, reports ETF Securities

London-based ETF Securities has announced its range of precious metals ETFs saw starkly differing levels of investor demand during the week beginning 4 December, as gold ETFs saw the largest outflows of any segment covered by the firm’s products while silver ETFs recorded the largest inflows.



WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

WisdomTree has launched three new Boost ETPs offering investors inverse exposure to UK Gilts, and triple inverse exposure to German Bunds and US Treasuries. Jose Poncela, head of ETNs at WisdomTree, Europe, said: “We’re excited to be launching three inverse fixed income ETPs at a time when such products are attracting the majority of flows year-to-date in the European short-and-leveraged market.”



Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

The World Gold Council has reported that gold ETFs saw net inflows amounting to 9.1 tonnes of gold ($393 million) during November, bringing total holdings to 2,357t ($8.5 billion).



JP Morgan launches managed futures ETF on NYSE

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches actively managed futures ETF on NYSE

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund follows an actively managed hedge fund strategy and provides exposure to carry and momentum factors across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets.



Asia Index launches suite of Indian market-cap indices

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Asia Index launches suite of Indian market-cap indices

Asia Index has launched five new sized-based indices covering large-, mid-, and small-cap equities listed in India. The indices are available for product development including serving as the underlying for ETFs.