Alternatives / Multi-Asset

JP Morgan cross-lists alternative beta ETFs onto Borsa Italiana

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By
PowerShares Source cross-lists Europe small cap ETF in Italy

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has cross-listed its two active, alternative beta ETFs onto Borsa Italiana in Milan. The ETFs, whcih are already listed on the LSE, aim to provide returns similar to hedge fund strategies by using advanced factor-based investing techniques.

EM specialist Da Vinci Capital launches first ETFs in Europe

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
Elio Manca, managing director of ITI Funds

Da Vinci Capital, an emerging markets asset manager with offices in Moscow and Hong Kong, has entered the European ETF market with the launch of two Russia-focused ETFs. Elio Manca, managing director of ITI Funds, commented, “The funds provide efficient entry, with diverse exposure to direct securities, into the Russian equity and bond markets at the low point of economic cycle in Russia.”

Direxion introduces lightly leveraged “Portfolio+” ETF suite

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
Direxion introduces lightly leveraged “Portfolio+” ETF suite

US-based leveraged and inverse ETF specialist Direxion has debuted a new range of ETFs, under a new brand called “Portfolio+ ETFs”. The ETFs provide lightly leveraged exposure to their underlying indices. Andy O’Rourke, Managing Director at Direxion, said, “Over time, a small amount of added exposure can make a significant difference. At the right price point, just a 25% boost allows advisors who already manage a diversified strategy to seek out additional risk-adjusted returns in a manageable way. “

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: Guess who’s driving the ETF bus?

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
Over $40bn in Euro STOXX 50 ETFs as blue-chip index turns 20

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 fixed income ETFs in Europe

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.