Alternatives / Multi-Asset

VanEck launches actively managed real asset allocation ETF

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
VanEck launches actively managed real asset allocation ETF

VanEck has unveiled the VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX US) on NYSE Arca. The actively managed fund seeks to provide an inflation-hedge and a play on global growth through exposure to a range of real asset investments.



ETFs see outflows as investors trim equity exposure

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
ETFs remain buoyant despite two months of outflows

Investors continued to trim equity exposure in March as the US-listed ETF industry experienced its second consecutive month of outflows ($1.7bn) – the first time since 2008 that US-listed ETFs had back-to-back months of outflows.



Amplify to liquidate oil-hedged MLP income ETF

Mar 29th, 2018 | By
Amplify to Liquidate Amplify YieldShares Oil-Hedged MLP Income ETF

Amplify ETFs has announced the upcoming liquidation of the Amplify YieldShares Oil-Hedged MLP Income ETF (AMLX US).



Cboe Vest launches option-enhanced S&P 500 ‘dividend aristocrats’ ETF

Mar 28th, 2018 | By
Cboe Vest launches S&P 500 dividend aristocrats ETF

Cboe Vest, the asset management arm of exchange operator Cboe Global Markets, has launched the Cboe Vest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Target Income ETF (KNG US), combining a well-recognised dividend growth strategy with a dynamic covered-call options overlay.



Vident Financial launches US real estate ETF on NYSE

Mar 27th, 2018 | By
Nuveen launches US short-term REIT ETF

US ETF provider Vident Financial has launched the US Diversified Real Estate ETF (PPTY US), a rules-based fund that uses stable geographic and property type targets to provide diversified exposure to US real estate.



Lyxor launches new ‘Core’ ETF range, with fees as low as 4bps

Mar 21st, 2018 | By
Lyxor launches new ‘Core’ ETF range, with fees as low as 4bps

Lyxor has launched a new range of ‘Core’ ETFs with total expense ratios starting from just 4 basis points. The range is composed of 16 ETFs covering the major equity markets as well as gilts and TIPS on the fixed income side. Four new ETFs have been launched to complement 12 existing, re-badged ETFs whose fees have been cut. Arnaud Llinas, head of ETFs and indexing at Lyxor, said, “Investors tell us they want simple, high quality ETFs at low costs. We’ve launched our Core range to achieve precisely that.”



MPI launches hedge fund index business

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI

Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched MPI Hedge Fund Indices, a new business line providing investable indices for the hedge fund universe. Each index has two components: the first involves a sub-set of targeted hedge funds, while the second aims to track the first using ETFs, Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI, commented, “We are combining our experience with our patented dynamic factor model to build better benchmarks for hedge fund performance.”



BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

BlackRock has introduced 15 new trading lines for iShares products on SIX Swiss Exchange, comprising equity and fixed income exposures. The new listings – a mix of accumulating, distributing and currency-hedged share classes – expand the range of tools available for Switzerland-based investors.



STANLIB launches global ETFs on JSE

Mar 15th, 2018 | By
Prejelin Naggan, Head of Primary Markets, JSE and Wehmeyer Ferreira, Chief Operating Officer of STANLIB Index Investments

South African investment manager STANLIB Index Investments has launched a range of global passive ETFs on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE). Each tracks a different international index and is denominated in South African rand. Wehmeyer Ferreira, COO of STANLIB Index Investments, said: “The funds can confidently be used as building blocks for an investor’s portfolio to expand their investment opportunities outside of South Africa in a low cost and transparent manner.”



Commerzbank launches two ComStage multi-asset ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches two ComStage multi-asset ETFs on Deutsche Börse

German investment bank Commerzbank has introduced two new passively managed multi-asset ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, targeting risk-averse and growth-oriented investors.