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VanEck launches global mining ETF on LSE

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
VanEck global mining ETF

VanEck Europe has launched the VanEck Vectors Global Mining UCITS ETF (GDIG LN) on the London Stock Exchange, providing access to firms around the world which are operating in the mining industry. The new offering complements the firm’s existing portfolio of ETFs which includes funds tracking the global gold mining sector.



Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE in March

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
March saw 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs listed on the LSE.

The number of ETFs and ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange rose significantly in March, with 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs added during the month. New listings on the exchange were provided by VanEck, UBS, Societe Generale, Blackrock, Lyxor and Deutsche Asset Management.



Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios AUM

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios AUM

Investment research firm Morningstar has published the latest instalment of its ETF Managed Portfolios Landscape Report. The report, which covers the fourth-quarter of 2017, found that total AUM in the ETF managed portfolios segment increased by 7.0% to $123.0 billion. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory holds the spot at the top of the mountain with over $12.4bn in AUM across 15 strategies.



BNP Paribas launches two sustainability ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas has launched two new ETFs providing exposure to European and Japanese equities with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics. The new funds, which select constituents based on data from MSCI ESG Research, the world’s largest provider of ESG ratings, are available to trade on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.



Invesco launches new share class for its preferred shares ETF

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
Invesco launches new share class for its preferred shares ETF

Invesco has launched a currency-hedged share class of its recently listed PowerShares Preferred Shares UCITS ETF, which provides exposure to preferred shares issued into the US market. The new share class, which mitigates exchange rate risk between the US dollar and the euro, has been listed on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.



Direxion launches 3x leveraged robotics, automation and AI ETF

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
Direxion changes index for leveraged small cap ETF

Direxion has launched the Direxion Daily Robotics, Artificial Intelligence & Automation Index Bull 3X Shares (UBOT US) on NYSE Arca, providing triple leveraged exposure to an equity index composed of firms operating in the robotics and automation industry. Sylvia Jablonski, managing director at Direxion, commented, “The launch of UBOT allows traders to take a bold position in companies that are at the forefront of technology.”



MiFID II takes away US’ edge in ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
MiFID II takes away US’ edge in ETFs

By Hector McNeil, co-CEO and founder of HANetf.

MiFID II, the package of comprehensive Europe-wide rules designed to strengthen protection for investors and improve transparency, was formerly enacted at the beginning of 2018, in a move which should accelerate adoption of ETFs in Europe – a market that already grew by over 40% last year.



Expat lists new single-country ETFs on Xetra

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Eastern Europe Hungary ETFs Expat Asset Management

Bulgarian investment manager Expat Asset Management has introduced six new ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering investors exposure to the main stock indices of Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia.



Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Hartford Funds has launched the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF (HTAB US) on NYSE Arca. Sub-advised by Schroder Investment Management North America, the actively managed ETF targets strong after-tax returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of taxable and tax-exempt bonds. Vernon Meyer, CIO, Hartford Funds, said, “Investors are seeking high quality fixed income solutions providing compelling after-tax returns at a competitive price.”



Global X launches Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Global X Robotics & AI ETF passes $450m in assets one year after launch

Global X has launched the Global X Autonomous & Electric Vehicles ETF (DRIV US) on Nasdaq Exchange. The fund provides exposure to companies involved in the production of electric vehicles, hybrid vehicles and the development of self-driving technology. “Electric and autonomous vehicles are poised to have one of the most profound impacts on society since the industrial revolution, affecting a wide range of sectors in ways that we’ve only just begun to imagine,” said Jay Jacobs, director of research at Global X.