Equities

UBS introduces gender equality ETF

Jan 9th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces gender equality ETF

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (GENDER SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing exposure to global companies leading the field in terms of gender equality. Commenting on the launch, Michael Baldinger, head of sustainable and impact investing at UBS, said, “The launch of this new ETF provides investors with a unique opportunity to benefit from systematically investing in the leading global companies on gender diversity”.



Commerzbank launches Comstage German dividend ETF with active market hedging

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches Comstage German dividend ETF with active market hedging

German investment bank Commerzbank has launched the ComStage Alpha Deutschland Dividend Plus UCITS ETF (F751 GR) on Deutsche Börse Xetra, providing exposure to German equities through a rules-based selection process while also employing an actively managed market hedging overlay.



UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

UBS Asset Management has expanded its socially responsible ETF suite on the London Stock Exchange with two new listings offering GBP- and USD-hedged exposure to the all-country world MSCI ACWI SRI 5% Issuer Capped Index. Simone Rosti, head of passive & ETF sales Europe at UBS Asset Management, said: “With these listings, clients can increase their exposure to ESG-screened large and mid-cap stocks across both developed and emerging markets. Clients can also benefit from our currency-hedging product, which has enjoyed significant net inflows in the year to date.”



SSGA partners with Kensho on three ‘new economy’ thematic ETFs on NYSE Arca

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
SSGA launches three ‘innovative industry’ ETFs

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has teamed up with Kensho Technologies for the launch of three ETFs on NYSE Arca designed to provide investors with access to companies driving innovation in three so-called ‘new economy’ industries – intelligent structures, smart mobility, and future security. Nick Good, co-head of the global SPDR business at SSGA, said investors could use the ETFs to “make targeted allocations providing exposure to the firms behind the emerging trends that are reshaping our economy, and very way of life.”



James Investment Research introduces biblically responsible ETF

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Bible Christian Catholic ETFs

James Investment Research has launched the James Biblically Responsible Investment ETF (JBRI US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace, providing multi-factor exposure to US equities that are aligned with biblical values. The launch marks the firm’s debut in the ETF provider space.



Expat launches four single-country ETFs on Bulgaria Stock Exchange

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Bulgaria Expat Asset Management

Expat Asset Management has launched four new single-country ETFs on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE). The ETFs provide exposure to the equity markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Greece.



Arrow Funds launches country rotation and ‘Dogs of the World’ ETFs

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Arrow Funds launches two international equity ETFs

Arrow Funds has launched two ETFs offering distinct approaches to international equities investing. The Arrow DWA Country Rotation ETF (DWCR US) provides exposure to some of the best performing developed and emerging market countries, while the Arrow Dogs of the World ETF (DOGS US) offers a contrarian strategy by targeting the worst performers.



ALPS launches disruptive technologies ETF

Jan 2nd, 2018 | By
Mike Akins, director of ETFs at ALPS Advisors.

ALPS Advisors has teamed up with indexing boutique Indxx to launch the ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. “ALPS is proud to be launching one of the first ETFs that offers investors exposure to so many investment themes within a single product”, said Mike Akins, director of ETFs at ALPS.



Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

Dec 29th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Asian equity market outlook 2018

From the Asian equity desk at Nikko Asset Management.

A robust global economy and monetary policy tightening could benefit export-oriented economies in Asia. Coupled with a recovery of consumption within the region, we continue to believe that Asian equities provide better earnings growth prospects at a more attractive valuation relative to developed markets.



Invesco cuts fees on two PowerShares S&P 500 factor ETFs

Dec 27th, 2017 | By
Invesco cuts fees on two PowerShares S&P 500 factor ETFs

Invesco has lowered the fees charged on two NYSE Arca-listed ETFs, the PowerShares S&P 500 Momentum Portfolio (SPMO US) and the PowerShares S&P 500 Enhanced Value Portfolio (SPVU US), from 0.25% to 0.13%, effective 1 January 2018. Dan Draper, global head of ETFs at Invesco, commented, “We are constantly evaluating our product offerings to ensure that we are offering cost-efficient investment solutions to meet the needs of our investors.”