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VanEck launches global mining ETF on LSE

Apr 25th, 2018 | By
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VanEck Europe has launched the VanEck Vectors Global Mining UCITS ETF (GDIG LN) on the London Stock Exchange, providing access to firms around the world which are operating in the mining industry. The new offering complements the firm’s existing portfolio of ETFs which includes funds tracking the global gold mining sector.

Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios AUM

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios AUM

Investment research firm Morningstar has published the latest instalment of its ETF Managed Portfolios Landscape Report. The report, which covers the fourth-quarter of 2017, found that total AUM in the ETF managed portfolios segment increased by 7.0%, to $123.0 billion. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory holds the top spot with over $12.4bn in AUM across 15 strategies.

Expat lists new single-country ETFs on Xetra

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
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Bulgarian investment manager Expat Asset Management has introduced six new ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering investors exposure to the main stock indices of Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia.

Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Hartford Funds has launched the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF (HTAB US) on NYSE Arca. Sub-advised by Schroder Investment Management North America, the actively managed ETF targets strong after-tax returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of taxable and tax-exempt bonds. Vernon Meyer, CIO, Hartford Funds, said, “Investors are seeking high quality fixed income solutions providing compelling after-tax returns at a competitive price.”

EventShares combines three government policy ETFs into single strategy

Apr 19th, 2018 | By
Ben Phillips, chief investment officer at EventShares

EventShares has combined the “best ideas” of three of its actively managed, government policy-driven ETFs into a single strategy – the EventShares US Policy Alpha ETF (PLCY US). Ben Phillips, chief investment officer at EventShares, commented, “With the Policy Alpha fund, we’ve created an investment vehicle that we believe provides access to our best ideas, giving investors the opportunity to get exposure to policy without suggesting a political commitment.”

Stoxx launches LDI indices in partnership with RiskFirst

Apr 19th, 2018 | By
Stoxx launches investable indices for defined benefit pension plans

Zurich-based index provider Stoxx is to launch the iStoxx RiskFirst LDI Index family, providing a range of benchmarks for liability-driven investment (LDI) portfolios. Stoxx, which is a leading provider of indices to the ETF industry, has partnered with UK-based RiskFirst to develop the family.

JP Morgan launches emerging markets ESG indices

Apr 18th, 2018 | By
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JP Morgan has unveiled three fixed income indices targeting the emerging markets universe, integrating environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors within their construction methodology. The launches mark the beginning of a wider venture, conceived in partnership with BlackRock, to introduce a suite of global bond indices revolving around sustainability.

BlackRock introduces euro-hedging for two HY corporate bond ETFs

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
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BlackRock has introduced two new currency-hedged share classes for two of its high yield corporate bond ETFs listed on Deutsche Börse. The funds offer exposure to US dollar-denominated corporate bonds and global fallen angel bonds, while the new share classes mitigate exchange rate risk relative to the euro.

DWS cuts fees on euro cash and US Treasury ETFs

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
Blanca Koenig, fixed income strategist at Deutsche Wealth Solutions.

DWS has reduced the fees charged on five of its Xtrackers-branded ETFs. The funds include four US Treasury ETFs and a euro cash deposit rate tracker.

“We are making our US Treasuries and EUR cash offering even more attractive for our clients at a time when, particularly with increased volatility, investors are trading more fixed income exposures using ETFs,” said Blanca Koenig, fixed income strategist at DWS.

Satrix launches first Nasdaq 100 ETF on JSE

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
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Satrix Managers, the first company to launch an ETF in South Africa, has brought to market a new fund offering access to the well-known, tech-heavy US Nasdaq 100 Index.