Equities

EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports five years of outperformance

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports benchmark-beating performance on five-year anniversary

The EcoLogical Strategy ETF (NYSE Arca: HECO), an actively managed ETF focused on investing in green companies, has provided benchmark-beating returns since its inception five years ago.



Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

South African asset manager Sygnia has unveiled four new ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as part of its Sygnia Itrix range. The funds provide exposure to a range of local and international asset classes including JSE-listed equities, US equities and global property.



Franklin Templeton unveils passive ETF line-up linked to FTSE indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first fully passive ETFs, including 14 single-country and two regional funds. The ETFs, which track market cap-weighted indices designed by FTSE Russell, are scheduled to be listed on NYSE Arca on 6 November 2017. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said: “Our new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our offerings for US investors.”



FTSE Russell launches Saudi Arabia Index Series

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series, a comprehensive suite of indices designed in response to regional growth and the partial opening of the country’s capital markets. The index series has been constructed to be suitable for index-linked investment products, such as ETFs, and includes three sets of indices at the country, regional, and global level.



Vanguard launches Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Robyn Laidlaw, UK head of distribution at Vanguard

Vanguard has expanded its suite of UCITS ETFs to 23 with the launch of the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E). The ETF provides equity exposure to megacap stocks in the eurozone. Robyn Laidlaw, UK head of distribution at Vanguard, commented: “We continue to expand our range of ETFs in the UK and Europe, always with the aim of meeting the evolving needs of investors.”



Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Deutsche Asset Management has unveiled a low-cost suite of US-listed ETFs designed to offer investors access to various segments of the international (ex-US) equity market. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented: “Our European heritage mean that we are well-positioned to bring meaningful efficiencies and cost savings to US investors for these exposures.”



Horizons launches actively managed international dividend ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches active equity dividend ex-North America ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active Intl Developed Markets Equity ETF (HADM), an actively managed ETF providing exposure to international dividend-paying stocks. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Now that Canadians are so aggressively investing outside of Canada using ETFs, we felt it was very important to give them access to an active ETF strategy, focusing on dividend stocks in the EAFE regions.”



Evolve launches active healthcare ETF in Toronto

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Evolve launches active healthcare ETF in Toronto

Evolve Funds has launched the Evolve Global Healthcare Enhanced Yield ETF (LIFE) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The ETF provides exposure to healthcare stocks listed globally with a covered call overlay to improve yield.



Premia Partners debuts multi-factor China A-shares ETFs

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Will investors be ready when Chinese bonds go global?

Hong Kong-based asset manager Premia Partners has launched two smart beta China ETFs which utilize a fundamental multi-factor approach to select Mainland China A-share equities. The funds have been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.



Fidelity adds Europe and EM ETFs to smart beta suite

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
PowerShares study finds record satisfaction among smart beta users

Fidelity International is expanding its smart beta ETF range with two new quality income-focused funds, providing exposure to high quality companies with attractive dividend yields within the European and emerging markets universes.