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Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE in March

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
March saw 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs listed on the LSE.

The number of ETFs and ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange rose significantly in March, with 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs added during the month. New listings on the exchange were provided by VanEck, UBS, Societe Generale, Blackrock, Lyxor and Deutsche Asset Management.



JP Morgan makes ETF debut on SIX

Apr 18th, 2018 | By
Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs, JP Morgan Asset Management.

JP Morgan Asset Management has made its ETF debut in Switzerland with the cross-listings of four products on SIX Swiss Exchange. Bryon Lake, head of international ETFs at JP Morgan commented, “In developing our ETF business, we are seeking to make JP Morgan Asset Management’s acknowledged, long-established expertise available in the ETF domain.”



ITI Funds cross-lists two Russia ETFs on MOEX

Apr 15th, 2018 | By
Short interest in Russian ETFs declines as economic conditions improve

ITI Funds, the ETF issuing arm of emerging markets specialist Da Vinci Capital Management, has cross-listed two of its Russia focused ETFs on Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX). The two ETFs – an equity fund and a bond fund – were first listed on London Stock Exchange on 22 February of this year.



SSGA cross-lists global aggregate bond ETF onto SIX Swiss Exchange

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
SSGA enters fee war with ultra-low-cost SPDR Portfolio ETFs

State Street Global Advisors has cross-listed the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETF provides investors with low cost, globally diversified fixed income exposure, and has been listed with several currency-hedged share classes.



CICC and Krane launch China internet ETF

Apr 9th, 2018 | By
CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF is now listed on SEHK.

China International Capital Corporation and Krane Funds Advisors have launched their first joint ETF, the CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF. Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the ETF offers investors exposure to Chinese internet companies.



Deutsche launches two new quality-focused high-dividend ETFs

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
Deutsche launches two new quality-focused high-dividend ETFs

Deutsche Asset Management, part of newly listed DWS Group, has unveiled two new Xtrackers ETFs offering exposure to high-dividend-paying quality stocks. The funds, which target US and global equity markets, have been listed on Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange.



ETFs for Japan’s ongoing turnaround

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Japan equity indices slide on BoJ policies and Brexit fears

The Japanese market has come a long way since the so-called ‘lost decade,’ a period of severe economic stagnation for the country, following the Nikkei 225 index’s plunge from its all-time high of 38,957 in the winter of 1989. Investors seeking to benefit from the country’s ongoing turnaround have a multitude of interesting ETFs to choose from.



Deutsche cross-lists two Xtrackers income ETFs on SIX

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Deutsche AM cross-lists two ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed two income ETFs, the Xtrackers MSCI World High Dividend Yield UCITS ETF (XDWY SW) and Xtrackers iBoxx USD Corporate Bond Yield Plus UCITS ETF (XYLD SW), on SIX Swiss Exchange.



BlackRock launches iShares MSCI World Small Cap ETF

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has announced the launch of the iShares MSCI World Small Cap UCITS ETF (WSML LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The new ETF provides exposure to small-cap companies in developed markets worldwide. While investors can expect higher risk and the prospect of higher returns compared to global large-cap equity ETFs, the fund has the potential to play a strategic or tactical role within portfolios.



Lyxor launches low cost Asian emerging markets equity ETF

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Emerging Asia ETFs set for growth and re-rating

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets Asia UCITS ETF on the London, Frankfurt and Milan exchanges. The new ETF offers exposure to Asian emerging market equities by tracking the MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Index, and with a total expense ratio of just 12 bps becomes Europe’s cheapest EM ETF.