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Lyxor cross-lists floating rate bond ETF on SIX

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Francois Millet, head of product line management, ETFs & indexing, at Lyxor.

Lyxor has listed the Lyxor $ Floating Rate Note CHF Monthly Hedged UCITS ETF (FLOTH SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing currency-hedged exposure to dollar-denominated corporate debt that is protected from rising interest rates. Francois Millet, head of product line management, ETFs & indexing, at Lyxor said: “For us, it was important to create a simple, low-cost way for investors to access the US dollar-denominated floating rate note market. As a Luxembourg SICAV, this ETF will be attractive to investors right across Europe.”



Euronext to acquire Irish Stock Exchange

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Euronext buys Irish Stock Exchange for €137m

Euronext has announced the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) for €137 million. Euronext is planning to combine ISE’s ETF issuer and listing expertise with its own pan-EU trading platform to deliver a pan-European ETF trading hub.



Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Robotics and Automation Index ETF (ROBO CN), the first ETF listed in Canada to offer thematic exposure to the robotics and automation industry. Steve Hawkins, president and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, said: “This could be the largest untapped investment opportunity for Canadian investors.”



Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Lyxor has cross-listed the Lyxor SG Japan Quality Income UCITS ETF (SGQJ SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund was launched in September this year and provides access to high-quality Japanese companies that pay high dividends.



Robotic ETFs cash in

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
2017 – the year of the robot?

Thematic ETFs providing access to companies involved in the manufacture or use of robotics and automation have seen stunning growth in assets under management (AUM) in 2017, fuelled both by large inflows and remarkable returns.



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
Vanguard files for active smart beta ETFs

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.



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.”