Alternatives / Multi-Asset

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.

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 introduces five new income-oriented ETFs

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
Global X Robotics & AI ETF passes $450m in assets one year after launch

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.