Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Solactive launches global infrastructure low earnings volatility index

May 10th, 2017 | By
Solactive launches global infrastructure low earnings volatility index

Solactive has unveiled the Solactive Global Infrastructure Low Earnings Volatility Index, a reference for the performance of a global portfolio of 100 companies operating in the infrastructure space that exhibit low volatility in reported earnings compared to their peers.

RBC Global launches real estate leaders ETF

May 10th, 2017 | By
RBC Global launches RBC Quant Global Real Estate Leaders ETF

RBC Global Asset Management has launched the RBC Quant Global Real Estate Leaders ETF (TSX: RGRE), providing access to a globally diversified portfolio of REITs and real estate management and development companies within a single ETF wrapper.

Global X’s MLP ETF crosses $500m AUM on 5-year anniversary

May 4th, 2017 | By
Jay Jacobs, director of research of Global X.

The Global X MLP ETF (NYSE: MLPA) has surpassed $500 million in assets under management, coinciding with the fund’s five year anniversary since its launch.

ETFs to consider as inflation erodes cash’s real value

May 2nd, 2017 | By
ETFs to consider as inflation erodes cash’s real value

Seventy percent of financial advisers predict that an increasing number of clients will switch some of their capital out of cash in response to rising inflation, according to a study of 108 UK-based financial advisers commissioned by Investec Wealth & Investment.

PIMCO: A less ‘impulsive’ China – bracing for lower growth

May 2nd, 2017 | By
PIMCO: A less ‘impulsive’ China - bracing for lower growth

By Gene Frieda, executive vice president and global strategist at PIMCO.

By focusing so intensely on US political developments, investors risk missing a silent shift in what has arguably been the strongest driver of global reflation in the last five years: Chinese credit. This driver is now moving sharply in reverse.

Charles Stanley targets smaller investors with Personal Portfolio Service

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Charles Stanley Pan Asset’s PanDynamic model portfolios hit five-year milestone

Charles Stanley has launched a new managed portfolio service aimed at clients with less than £150,000. The offering, called the Personal Portfolio Service (PPS), has been developed as a high value, cost-effective alternative to the firm’s bespoke discretionary managed portfolios, according to Christopher Aldous, head of asset management at Charles Stanley.

IG launches online “Smart Portfolios” built with iShares ETFs

Apr 6th, 2017 | By
Peter Hetherington, CEO of IG Group

Online trading firm IG Group has entered the digital wealth management space with the unveiling of its IG Smart Portfolios suite, a range of model investment portfolios constructed solely with iShares ETFs and using asset allocation insights from BlackRock.

French Presidential Elections 2017: Impacts and Outlook

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
Euronext and Vigeo partner on CAC 40 corporate governance index

With the first round of the French Presidential elections due to take place later this month, Jean Pierre Petit, Head of Cahiers Verts de l’Economie and Antoine Lesné, Head of SPDR ETF Strategy & Research EMEA, sat down to address investors’ key questions concerning the event, including: Which candidates are most likely to succeed in the first round? How strong are Le Pen’s chances? And how will the markets react?

Nikko launches first ETF tracking Asia REITs

Mar 29th, 2017 | By
Singapore Exchange and Thomson Reuters team up to launch SGD bond indices

Nikko Asset Management has launched the Nikko AM-Straits Trading Asia ex-Japan REIT ETF (SGX: CFA), a new ETF on the Singapore Exchange tracking the performance of Asian real estate investment trusts (REITs).

Active Alts launches contrarian ‘short squeeze’ ETF

Mar 23rd, 2017 | By
Brad Lamensdorf, Founder of Active Alts

Active Alts has launched the Active Alts Contrarian ETF (Nasdaq: SQZZ), an actively managed ETF that pursues a contrarian ‘short squeeze’ strategy by investing in companies with solid fundamentals that have very large short positions. Brad Lamensdorf, Founder of Active Alts, commented: “Because of changing market conditions or smart management moves, highly shorted securities may have promising fundamentals, creating the potential for a profitable short squeeze.”