Alternatives / Multi-Asset

ClearShares launches actively managed multi-asset ETF

Jun 30th, 2017 | By
Elliott Wislar, CEO of Clearbrook Global Advisors

US-based Clearbrook Global Advisors has launched their exchange-traded fund platform ClearShares with the introduction of the ClearShares OCIO ETF (NYSE: OCIO). OCIO is an ETF of ETFs, offering access to an actively managed, diverse portfolio of passive index‐based ETFs and actively managed ETFs.



Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

Jun 26th, 2017 | By
Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

Harvest Portfolios Group has launched the Global REIT Leaders Income ETF (Toronto: HGR), an actively managed ETF investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed globally.



Inverse sterling ETFs in demand following UK election result

Jun 14th, 2017 | By
Edith Southammakosane, multi-asset strategist at ETF Securities

Investors reacted to the UK election on 9 June 2017 by increasing their exposure to short GBP ETPs, according to ETF Securities’ weekly ETF/ETP flows analysis.



Solactive and Panthera Solutions launch global multi-asset index

Jun 8th, 2017 | By
Solactive and Panthera Solutions launch global market portfolio index

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive and asset allocation consultancy Panthera Solutions have launched the Solactive Panthera World Market Portfolio Index, a multi-asset allocation tracking the performance of 11 asset classes through a combination of ETFs and minor cash positions.



ETF Securities: Nothing to worry about for GBP after election

Jun 8th, 2017 | By
VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs now tradable in GBP on London Stock Exchange

By Martin Arnold, global FX & commodity strategist at ETF Securities.

Although markets are pricing significant risk of a GBP decline over the coming week, traders appear unconcerned about the outlook for the UK and GBP in the longer-term.



T3 Index unveils ‘E8’ emerging markets foreign exchange benchmark

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
T3 Index unveils 'E8' emerging markets foreign exchange benchmark

T3 Index has launched the E8 Index, a benchmark for the performance of the world’s eight largest emerging market currencies. The index tracks highly liquid three-month foreign exchange futures contracts, enhancing the investable nature of the index and making it suitable to underlie future investment products such as exchange-traded funds.



Amplify ETFs launches YieldShares oil-hedged MLP ETF

Jun 5th, 2017 | By
Amplify ETFs launches YieldShares oil-hedged MLP ETF

Amplify ETFs has unveiled the Amplify YieldShares Oil-Hedged MLP Income ETF (Bats: AMLX), an energy-based Master Limited Partnership (MLP) ETF which actively hedges its exposure to oil prices. AMLX is the fourth income-oriented ETF to launch on the Amplify YieldShares platform.



What next for China ETFs after Moody’s downgrade?

May 24th, 2017 | By
Moody’s finds MSCI A-Share inclusion positive for Chinese equity markets

On 24 May, Moody’s downgraded China’s long-term local currency and foreign currency issuer ratings to A1 from Aa3 and changed the outlook from stable to negative. This comes on the back of efforts by Chinese authorities to reduce a build-up of debt, after becoming concerned about financial sector stability and asset price bubbles. With short-term uncertainty around China on the rise, what can ETF investors expect in the years ahead?



Exchange Traded Concepts, REX to close gold-hedged EM ETF

May 22nd, 2017 | By
Columbia Threadneedle closing active ETF suite

US white-label ETF provider Exchange Traded Concepts has announced that the REX Gold Hedged FTSE Emerging Markets ETF (NYSE Arca: GHE) is to close and liquidate. The fund, which was launched in collaboration with REX ETFs, was closed to orders for new creation units as of 18 May 2017, and the last day of trading of the fund’s shares on the NYSE Arca will be 1 June 2017.



MV Index Solutions launches global long/short equity index

May 19th, 2017 | By
Weighing Scale

MV Index Solutions has launched the MVIS All World Long/Short Equity Index which aims to capture the systematic returns (beta) of long/short equity hedge funds that invest both regionally and globally. After identifying the factors driving these hedge funds returns, the index mimics the exposure by constructing a low volatility portfolio of ETFs corresponding to the factors with the most positive momentum.