ETF and Index News

ETF/ETP assets in Japan reach record highs despite outflows

May 19th, 2017 | By
ETF/ETP assets in Japan reach record highs despite outflows

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Japan have reached a new record high of $209 billion at the end of April 2017, despite monthly net outflows of $837 million, according to analysis by ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



Vanguard launches online investment service for UK investors

May 17th, 2017 | By

Vanguard has launched a new investment service for retail investors in the UK that provides direct access to the firm’s ETF range as well as Vanguard’s other funds for an administration fee of just 0.15% per annum. Sean Hagerty, head of Vanguard’s European business, commented: “We aim to deliver investors the highest value investment products and services available with an unwavering commitment to lowering the cost of investing in the UK.”



ETF/ETP assets in Europe top $650bn in April

May 17th, 2017 | By
ETF/ETP assets in Europe top $650bn in April

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in Europe reached a new record high of $658 billion at the end of April 2017 surpassing the prior record of $640bn set at the end of Q1 2017, according to analysis by ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



Central Bank of Ireland publishes discussion paper on ETFs

May 17th, 2017 | By
Ireland ETFs - Ireland’s economic turnaround gathering momentum

The Central Bank of Ireland has published a discussion paper on the exchange-traded funds industry to facilitate engagement between the central bank and industry participants on issues related to ETFs.



Allfunds to offer ETFs on platform

May 17th, 2017 | By
Delta One enhances SOLA index and ETF data platform

Allfunds, Europe’s largest fund platform, with more than €280 billion in assets under management, is to launch a new ETF service from 1 June 2017 to supplement the 52,000 funds from 540 fund managers already available to investors.



London Stock Exchange sees 14 new ETF listings during April

May 17th, 2017 | By
London Stock Exchange sees 14 new ETF listings during April

Fourteen new ETF listings (including share classes) debuted on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) during April 2017, bringing the total number of ETF and ETP listings on the exchange to 905 and 450 respectively. The month saw new listings from Fidelity, iShares, Deutsche Asset Management and VanEck.



European active funds failing to outperform benchmarks

May 12th, 2017 | By
European active funds failing to outperform benchmarks, finds Lyxor

Only 28% of active funds in Europe outperformed their traditional benchmarks in 2016, according to research from European ETF provider Lyxor, adding support to passive trackers such as ETFs in the active vs. passive superiority debate.



US-listed ETFs/ETPs gather record April inflows

May 11th, 2017 | By
US-listed ETFs/ETPs gather record April inflows

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed in the US gathered $36.1 billion in net new assets during last month, a record amount for April, according to analysis from London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



ETFs/ETPs listed globally hit $4 trillion in assets

May 11th, 2017 | By
ETFs/ETPs listed globally hit $4 trillion in assets

Assets invested in exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed globally reached the $4 trillion milestone during April, finishing the month at $4.002tn, according to analysis from London-based ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



International equity ETFs in favour during April, finds BlackRock

May 11th, 2017 | By
BlackRock introduces accumulating share classes for seven fixed income ETFs

Flows into non-US equity ETFs were robust during April, reaching $15.2bn for the month, driven by favourable outlooks for broad Europe and emerging market exposures, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP landscape report.