Equities

FTSE Russell launches float adjusted China A-shares indexes

May 19th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches float adjusted China A-shares indexes

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE China A Free Indexes, offering a free float adjusted version of the FTSE China A Indexes, a common benchmark used by international investors when referencing the performance of China’s A-shares market.



Pakistan set to join MSCI Emerging Markets ETFs

May 17th, 2017 | By
Pakistan MSCI

Index provider MSCI has re-confirmed the upgrade of Pakistan from frontier market to emerging markets status following the firm’s latest market reclassification review. The move will see Pakistan rejoin the bellwether MSCI Emerging Markets Index, tracked by several large ETFs in Europe including the giant iShares Core EM IMI UCITS ETF (LON: EIMI).



WisdomTree: Five reasons Indian equities could spice up your portfolio

May 17th, 2017 | By
India Spice ETFs

By Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree Europe.

India is at an interesting crossroad where leadership is pro-actively taking tough reforms for long-term growth. Two pillars of the Indian economy, that is consumption and demographics, have encouraging projected growth numbers.



First Trust lists US equity income ETF on Borsa Italiana

May 17th, 2017 | By
First Trust lists US equity income ETF on Borsa Italiana

London-based ETF issuer First Trust Global Portfolios has launched the First Trust US Equity Income UCITS ETF (UNCA) on Borsa Italiana, marking the first time the firm has issued an ETF on the Milan exchange.



First Trust launches US Large Cap AlphaDEX ETF on Xetra

May 17th, 2017 | By
Deutsche Börse Xetra surpasses 1,000 exchange-traded fund (ETF) listings

First Trust Global Portfolios has launched the First Trust US Large Cap Core AlphaDEX UCITS ETF (FTGU) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform. The fund, which already trades on the London Stock Exchange, uses a smart beta framework to select US large-cap stocks based on value and growth factors in an attempt to generate positive alpha.



IndexIQ launches multifactor US small cap ETF

May 17th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches multifactor US small cap ETF

IndexIQ has launched the IQ Chaikin US Small Cap ETF (Nasdaq: CSML), providing investors with a smart beta investment solution targeting multifactor exposure across US-listed small cap equities.



FTSE 100 ETFs rally as index passes 7,500

May 16th, 2017 | By
FTSE 100 ETFs rally as index passes 7,500

Exchange-traded funds tracking the FTSE 100 Index have rallied as the flagship UK large-cap index closed above 7,500 for the first time on 16 May. The ‘Footsie’ ended the day up 0.91%, on 7,522, following a weaker pound after the release of UK inflation figures showing inflation had risen to 2.7%.



Excel Funds set to launch actively managed ETFs in Canada

May 12th, 2017 | By
Bhim D. Asdhir, president & CEO of Excel Funds

Canada-based asset manager Excel Funds has announced that it is to launch its first actively managed exchange-traded funds, the Excel Global Balanced Asset Allocation ETF (EXGB) and the Excel Global Growth Asset Allocation ETF (EXGG). Bhim D. Asdhir, president & CEO of Excel Funds, commented: “As a pioneer in actively-managed core and specialty emerging market funds, the launch of these ETFs reaffirms our commitment to providing our investors with a diverse suite of actively managed solutions to meet their unique investment objectives.”



Principal launches actively managed global dividend ETF

May 12th, 2017 | By
Principal launches actively managed global dividend ETF

Iowa-headquartered investment manager Principal Financial has launched the Principal Active Global Dividend Income ETF (GDVD) on the Bats ETF Marketplace. GDVD is an actively managed ETF investing in common stocks and real estate investment trusts that are seen to have attractive and sustainable dividend yields.



Desjardins launches international multifactor controlled volatility ETF

May 11th, 2017 | By
Desjardins launches international multifactor controlled volatility ETF

Desjardins Global Asset Management has launched an ETF targeting global stocks excluding Canada and the US which have been weighted to amplify exposure to a selection of equity market risk factors – value, momentum, size and low volatility.