Fixed Income

Invesco launches three PowerShares fixed income ETFs in Europe

Nov 20th, 2017 | By
Paul Syms, head of fixed income product management at Invesco PowerShares

Invesco has launched three PowerShares-branded fixed income ETFs in Europe. The funds track Bloomberg Barclays indices and provide exposure to bonds from USD-denominated corporates, EUR-denominated corporates, and emerging market sovereigns. Paul Syms, head of fixed income product management at Invesco PowerShares, commented: “There is strong demand from investors for low-cost, simple, transparent and well-structured fixed income solutions. Invesco PowerShares is determined to be the leading provider of such ETFs in Europe.”



Vanguard launches US corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
Vanguard ETF Total Corporate Bond

Vanguard has launched the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF (VTC US) on Nasdaq, providing exposure to the broad US investment grade corporate bond market through a single fund.



UBS launches three bond ETFs on Xetra

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists six GBP-hedged equity ETFs on SIX

UBS has launched three new fixed income ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, providing access to emerging market corporate bonds, as well as different maturity segments of the inflation-linked euro government bond universe.



Invesco to migrate PowerShares Canadian govt bond ETF to NEO

Nov 6th, 2017 | By
Jos Schmitt, president and CEO, NEO Exchange.

Invesco has announced it is planning to change the listing venue of the PowerShares Ultra Liquid Long Term Government Bond Index ETF (PGL) from the Toronto Stock Exchange to Aequitas NEO Exchange. Jos Schmitt, president and CEO, NEO Exchange, commented: “Invesco’s decision to migrate an ETF to us shows that we are succeeding in our mission to innovate and improve Canada’s capital markets for all investors through competition.”



First Trust unveils actively managed municipal high income ETF

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
First Trust unveils actively managed municipal high income ETF

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust Municipal High Income ETF (Nasdaq: FMHI), a new actively managed fund investing primarily in municipal debt securities. The ETF seeks to provide a high level of tax-exempt income with a secondary objective of long-term capital appreciation.



Sage Advisory launches ESG corporate bond ETF

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Sage Advisory launches first ETF

Sage Advisory, an investment management firm based in Austin, Texas, has unveiled its first independently issued ETF, the Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF (Cboe: GUDB). The ETF has been listed on the Cboe ETF Marketplace.



Nikko: Will investors be ready when Chinese bonds go global?

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Will investors be ready when Chinese bonds go global?

By Holger Mertens, head portfolio manager, global credit and Chia Woon Khien, senior portfolio manager, fixed income at Nikko Asset Management.



Fixed income ETF inflows outpace equities in Asia Pacific

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
Fixed income ETF inflows outpace equities in Asia Pacific

ETFGI, an ETF industry consultancy, has reported that fixed income ETFs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have proved significantly more popular with investors than equity ETFs during September. ETFs that track bonds have gained $835 million during the month compared to outflows of $1.0 billion seen by equity ETFs listed in the region.



BNP Paribas launches defensive European high yield bond ETF

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches defensive European high yield bond ETF

BNP Paribas has launched a new ETF offering exposure to the European high yield credit market while hedging against market downturns through the use of a protective put strategy.



IndexIQ goes active with two municipal bond ETFs

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ goes active with two municipal bond ETFs

IndexIQ has begun its foray into the actively managed ETF space with the launch of two new funds targeting the municipal bond market. Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ CIO, said: “We expect that these new products will allow more investors to gain the benefits of exposure to this complex, yet important, sector of the bond market.”