Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Vanguard REIT ETF changes its index

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Source launches real estate ETF on Deutsche Börse

Vanguard has changed the underlying index for the Vanguard REIT ETF (VNQ US) from the MSCI US REIT Index to the MSCI US Investable Market Real Estate 25/50 Transition Index, including a broader scope of real estate related companies such as those involved in services and development.



Mind your P’s and F’s: Don’t confuse leveraged ETPs with ETFs

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches dividend and buyback ETF on Cboe

By Martin Small, Head of US iShares at BlackRock

As the recent market volatility made clear, there’s a big difference between plain vanilla ETFs and leveraged products making big bets with big risks.



BNP Paribas cross-lists Eurozone REIT ETF onto Deutsche Börse

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
BNP Paribas cross lists its REITs-based ETF

BNP Paribas has cross-listed the BNP Paribas Easy FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Eurozone Capped ETF (EEEG GR) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Börse Frankfurt markets. The ETF tracks the performance of listed real estate companies and REITs in the Eurozone.



Mackenzie Investments launches suite of ETF portfolios

Jan 30th, 2018 | By
Barry McInerney, president and CEO, Mackenzie Investments

Toronto-headquartered Mackenzie Investments has launched the Mackenzie ETF Portfolios, a suite of five globally diversified multi-asset portfolios constructed using the firm’s own ETFs, which include actively managed, smart beta, and traditional index approaches.



PIMCO: Four investment themes for the year ahead

Jan 30th, 2018 | By
Ryan Blute Pimco

By Ryan P. Blute, Head of Global Wealth Management, Europe, PIMCO.

PIMCO’s European global wealth management team recently surveyed financial intermediary clients across Europe. Drawing on the responses of 70 investors, including advisors, fund buyers and researchers, we can identify four themes as top-of-mind in 2018.



Mackenzie Investments launches 12 passive index ETFs on Toronto exchange

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Mackenzie Investments ETFs Canada Toronto Stock Exchange

Mackenzie Investments has launched 12 new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange, providing passive broad-based access to segments of the equity and fixed-income markets across various single-country, regional, and global exposures.



JP Morgan launches long/short equity factor ETF on NYSE

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
JP Morgan launches actively managed long/short equity factor ETF

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Long/Short ETF (JPLS US) on NYSE Arca, providing actively managed long and short exposure to equity factors with dynamic market beta.



Strategy Shares unveils multi-asset target distribution ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Horizons launches actively managed hedged US dividend yield ETF

Strategy Shares, a New York-state based ETF provider, has launched the Strategy Shares Nasdaq 7HANDL Index ETF (HNDL US) on Nasdaq Exchange, tracking a first-of-its-kind strategy index that targets a 7.0% annual distribution rate, all or a portion of which may include a return of capital.



American Century launches its first ETFs

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Edward Rosenberg, senior vice president and head of ETFs for American Century

American Century Investments has become the latest asset manager to roll out ETFs, with the launch of the the American Century STOXX US Quality Value ETF (VALQ US) and American Century Diversified Corporate Bond ETF (KORP US) on NYSE Arca. Edward Rosenberg, head of ETFs for American Century, commented: “Our goal with the launch of American Century ETFs is to provide innovative strategies that strive to deliver better outcomes for investors.”



Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche cross-lists five ETFs to SIX

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed five ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. They comprise a China A-Shares ETF, a euro-denominated corporate bond ETF, a global government bond ETF, an inflation-linked bond ETF, and an income-focused multi-asset ETF of ETFs.