‘ Active ETFs ’

Canadian ETF industry see highest asset growth in almost two years

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
Canada Toronto ETFs

Assets invested in ETFs listed in Canada grew by $4.9 billion in January 2018 to reach a record high of $122bn at the end of the month, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI. The surge in assets represents the greatest absolute monthly increase for the Canadian ETF industry in almost two years.



Vanguard unveils suite of actively managed factor ETFs in US

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley.

Vanguard has launched six new factor-based ETFs — the firm’s first actively managed ETFs in the US — on Cboe ETF Marketplace. The suite consists of five single factor funds, targeting exposure to the minimum volatility, value, momentum, liquidity, and quality factors, and a multi-factor approach, each within the US equities universe. Vanguard CEO Tim Buckley, commented, “The newly launched factor funds represent a differentiated approach – disciplined, rules-based, targeted exposure to factors – along with Vanguard’s low costs.”



Horizons launches actively managed hedged US dividend ETF

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Horizons launches actively managed hedged US dividend yield ETF

Horizons ETFs Management US has launched the Horizons Cadence Hedged US Dividend Yield ETF (USDY US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. Co-managed with Cadence Capital Management, USDY is an actively managed multi-factor ETF that invests in US large-cap dividend payers while offering downside protection through the use of an option overlay strategy.



BlackRock turns active iShares ETF passive

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
iShares turns an active ETF passive

BlackRock has transitioned its iShares Edge US Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF (FIBR US) from an actively managed fund to an index-based fund, adopting the Bloomberg Barclays US Fixed Income Balanced Risk Index as its underlying reference. The move brings FIBR into alignment with the other iShares Edge ETFs, which are all index-based, smart-beta funds.



Redwood launches world’s first active marijuana ETF

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
Peter Shippen, president and chief executive officer of Redwood Asset Management.

Redwood Asset Management has launched the Marijuana Opportunities Fund (MJJ CN) on Canada’s NEO Exchange. The fund is a world first as it is currently the only actively managed ETF to focus exclusively on equities tied to the marijuana or marijuana-related industries. Peter Shippen, president and chief executive officer of Redwood Asset Management, said “the significant volatility of the sector and the ongoing evolution of the regulatory environment in the cannabis space have made active management the preferable way to invest.”



Mackenzie Investments launches suite of ETF portfolios

Jan 30th, 2018 | By
Barry McInerney, president and CEO, Mackenzie Investments

Toronto-headquartered Mackenzie Investments has launched the Mackenzie ETF Portfolios, a suite of five globally diversified multi-asset portfolios constructed using the firm’s own ETFs, which include actively managed, smart beta, and traditional index approaches.



Eight ways institutional investors use ETFs

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Andreas Zingg, head of ETF distribution management at Vanguard Asset Management.

ETFs are growing in popularity as more investors use them for long-term investment strategies and not just for tactical investing. Andreas Zingg, head of ETF distribution management at Vanguard Asset Management, outlines eight ways institutional investors are utilizing ETFs.



Active ETF inflows up substantially in 2017, finds ETFGI

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
Active ETF net inflows up 150% in 2017, finds ETFGI

Net inflows into actively managed ETFs and ETPs listed globally amounted to $24.9 billion in 2017, up substantially on the $11.6bn recorded in 2016, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.



JP Morgan to launch fixed income ETFs in Europe; includes smart beta play

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs, JP Morgan Asset Management.

JP Morgan has announced plans to launch a trio of bond ETFs in Europe. The ETFs will provide exposure to ultra-short government and corporate bonds, short-duration European government bonds, and a smart beta play on EM sovereign bonds. Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs at JP Morgan Asset Management, said: “We’re focused on launching products which will serve specific investor needs. Sophisticated investors, across Europe, are saying they want to see innovation in the fixed income arena whether that be our beta builder, smart beta and/or active capabilities.”



JP Morgan launches long/short equity factor ETF on NYSE

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
JP Morgan launches actively managed long/short equity factor ETF

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Long/Short ETF (JPLS US) on NYSE Arca, providing actively managed long and short exposure to equity factors with dynamic market beta.