Equities

Davis Advisors’ actively managed equity ETFs turn one

Jan 19th, 2018 | By
Chris Davis, portfolio manager and chairman, Davis Advisors.

Davis Advisors’ suite of three actively managed ETFs has reached its one-year anniversary, with each of the funds having surpassed the $100m assets-under-management mark. “We’re delighted to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Davis ETFs: some of the first investment solutions that provide actively managed equity exposure in a traditional ETF wrapper,” said Chris Davis, chairman of Boston-based investment manager.



UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS adds new share classes to Bloomberg Barclays fixed income ETF suite on SIX

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on blockchain technology ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on ETF exposed to blockchain technology

Reality Shares, a San Diego-based asset manager and ETF issuer, has partnered with Nasdaq to launch an ETF providing access to companies involved in blockchain technology. “The blockchain ecosystem potentially presents one of the most profound, long-term investment opportunities many of us have or will ever see in our lifetime,” said Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares.



Nikko remains positive on Japanese equities in 2018

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Naoki Kamiyama, chief strategist, Nikko Asset Management.

Naoki Kamiyama, Chief Strategist at Nikko Asset Management, discusses some of the key forces shaping the outlook for the Japanese economy and stock market in 2018, including government policy, earnings growth, wage growth, and capital expenditure.



Deutsche lists UCITS ETFs on Mexican Stock Exchange

Jan 17th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds USD high-yield corporate bond ETF to fixed income suite

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has announced the listing of its first set of UCITS-compliant exchange-traded funds on the Mexican Stock Exchange. ETFs are rapidly gaining importance among Latin American institutions. Moreover, they are increasingly seeking UCITS products due to their potential for tax efficiency and access to exposures and features unavailable to other ETF jurisdictions.



Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX

Vanguard has cross-listed the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, offering another access point for investors seeking exposure to mega-cap blue-chip stocks in the eurozone. The ETF, which is based on the widely followed Euro Stoxx 50 index, is already available on the London Stock Exchange and on Deutsche Börse.



Fidelity introduces GBP-hedged share classes for smart beta income ETFs

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Fidelity introduces currency hedging on smart beta income ETFs

Fidelity International has introduced currency-hedged share classes for three of its London-listed smart beta income ETFs. Investors will now have the option of currency hedging with pound sterling on the Fidelity Europe Quality Income UCITS ETF (FEQP LN), Fidelity US Quality Income UCITS ETF (FUSP LN), and Fidelity Global Quality Income UCITS ETF (FGQP LN).



China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
China Post Global lists iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality ETF on LSE

China Post Global has cross-listed the Market Access iStoxx MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index UCITS ETF (MAJQ LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The ETF is the first product China Post Global has listed on the LSE since it acquired the Market Access ETFs from RBS in 2016.



First Trust’s US IPO ETF reaches $1bn AUM

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Dr. Josef Schuster, CEO of IPOX Schuster

The First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF (FPX US), which provides exposure to recent US IPOs and spin-offs, has reached over $1 billion in assets under management. Josef Schuster, creator of the strategy, said it offers access to “an economically significant group of companies which often serve as a proxy for economic growth and innovation”.



UBS introduces InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
UBS InsightShares ETF LGBT

UBS Investment Bank has announced the launch the InsightShares LGBT Employment Equality ETF (PRID US) on NYSE Arca, providing exposure to US-listed companies with employment policies that promote LGBT equality.