Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Equium Capital rolls out ETF share class of tactical allocation fund

Nov 7th, 2017 | By
Manulife Investments launches two new multi-factor ETFs

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.

Vanguard cross-lists entire UCITS ETF range on Deutsche Börse

Oct 26th, 2017 | By

Vanguard has expanded its offering in Germany after cross-listing its entire range of European-domiciled ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The suite of 23 ETFs includes 13 market-cap weighted equity funds, six fixed income funds and four smart beta equity funds. Sean Hagerty, head of Europe at Vanguard, commented, “We are very excited to be bringing our value proposition to Germany.”

BlackRock cross-lists ten iShares ETFs to SIX

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

BlackRock has cross-listed ten iShares ETFs to the SIX Exchange in Switzerland. The funds include a variety of asset class exposures including Treasuries, US sector equities, corporate bonds, and broad commodities.

SPDR ETFs: Four principles for building your core portfolio

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
SPDR ETFs: Four principles for building your core portfolio

By Matthew J. Bartolini, head of SPDR Americas research, State Street Global Advisors.

A strong, flexible portfolio depends heavily on how assets are allocated in its core. That’s because the core is the largest part of a portfolio, and research has long shown that asset allocation decisions explain over 90% of the variance in portfolio returns. And today’s low return expectations make building an ultra-low cost, diversified core more important than ever so that costs don’t erode your investment returns.

IndexIQ cuts fees for hedge fund ETF

Oct 24th, 2017 | By
Bermstein: Exponential rise in indices spells death of benchmarking

IndexIQ has reduced the management fee charged for its IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (NYSE Arca: QIA) from 0.75% to 0.53%. Including the acquired fund fees, the total expense ratio will now be 0.76%, effective 1 November 2017.