Alternatives / Multi-Asset

WisdomTree comments on how currency fluctuations impact ETF returns

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree comments on how currency fluctuations impact ETF returns

By Wisdomtree’s economic research team.

Investors looking to invest in ETFs may notice there are different currencies associated with the instrument. These currencies can have a significant impact on the return of the product, and therefore it’s important to understand how they work and why they fluctuate. This article seeks to offer some clarity to investors and traders around how currencies in ETFs work.



ProShares unveils inverse ETFs targeting bricks-and-mortar retailers

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
ProShares Inverse Retailers ETF

ProShares has launched the ProShares Decline of the Retail Store ETF (EMTY) on NYSE Arca, the first ETF specifically designed to benefit from the decline of US-listed bricks-and-mortar retail firms. Investors looking for an alternative play on this theme – simultaneously capturing the increasing popularity of online retailing – may wish to consider the ProShares Long Online/Short Stores ETF (CLIX US) which also launched today.



VanEck cross-lists two ETFs on Xetra

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
VanEck cross-lists ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra

VanEck has cross-listed two ETFs on Xetra – the VanEck Vectors Preferred US Equity UCITS ETF (PRF1 GR) and the VanEck Vectors Natural Resources UCITS ETF (HAP1 GR) – providing exposure to US preferred shares and global natural resources equities respectively.



Amundi unveils European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, indexing & smart beta

Amundi has launched the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN FP) on Euronext Paris, providing a means for investors to gain access to the long-term potential of factor risk premia without being exposed to the direction of European equity markets. Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, commented: “In today’s low yield environment, investors are on the lookout for new ways to generate return and diversify their portfolios. This new ETF shows our ongoing determination to give investors transparent and effective investment solutions.”



Equium Capital rolls out ETF share class of tactical allocation fund

Nov 7th, 2017 | By
Equium Capital rolls out ETF share class of tactical allocation fund

Toronto-based Equium Capital has unveiled an ETF share class for its global tactical allocation fund, which was launched in March 2017. The ETF shares will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the name Equium Global Tactical Allocation Fund (ETAC).



VanEck’s MVIS launches cryptocurrency indices

Nov 6th, 2017 | By
Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

MV Index Solutions (MVIS), the indexing division of ETF provider VanEck, has unveiled a series of indices designed to track the performance of the fragmented global cryptocurrency markets. With VanEck having already filed regulatory papers to bring products holding Bitcoin instruments to market, the indices shine a light on the potential strategies which may underpin a future VanEck-branded ETF.



ETF commentators respond to BoE’s ‘dovish’ rate hike

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
BOE announces dovish rate hike

The Bank of England (BoE) has announced a widely expected increase in the base rate from 0.25% to 0.50%, the first rise in over a decade, after the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 in favour of the hike. Market commentators from across the ETF industry share their interpretations of the rate rise.



Invesco cross-lists currency-hedged PowerShares ETFs to SIX

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Deutsche cross-lists six US sector ETFs to SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares ETFs, comprising seven trading lines, to Switzerland’s SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs offer currency-hedged exposure to the Nasdaq 100, a high-dividend low-volatility version of the S&P 500, and US high-yield bonds.



Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Inspire Investing has reported that its family of US-listed biblically responsible ETFs has passed $100 million in assets under management (AUM) just eight months after launching in February this year.



USAA launches six debut ETFs

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
USAA launches six debut ETFs

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has become the latest new ETF issuer with the launch of six ETFs on NYSE Arca. Four of the ETFs track smart beta equity indices while two are actively managed fixed income strategies.