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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.



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”.



BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

BNP Paribas Asset Management has cross-listed four ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange. Three provide smart beta exposure to European and US-listed equities, and the other to a diversified portfolio of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in eurozone countries.



JP Morgan launches managed futures ETF on NYSE

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches actively managed futures ETF on NYSE

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund follows an actively managed hedge fund strategy and provides exposure to carry and momentum factors across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets.



JP Morgan unveils event-driven hedge fund ETF

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
JP Morgan unveils event-driven hedge fund ETF

JP Morgan Asset Management has launched the JP Morgan Event Driven ETF (JPED US), an actively managed fund offering diversified exposure to returns historically accessed by event-driven hedge fund strategies.



Mackenzie launches three new active ETFs on TSX

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Michael Cooke Mackenzie

Mackenzie Investments has launched three new actively managed ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange. The new ETFs provide various opportunities to manage interest rate risk, leverage non-traditional asset classes and invest in enhanced global equity diversification. Michael Cooke, head of ETFs at Mackenzie Investments, commented: “We are very excited to deliver solutions that offer the benefits of our portfolio management expertise plus the structural benefits unique to ETFs including liquidity and flexibility.”



JP Morgan lists first European-domiciled ETFs on LSE

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan unveils event-driven hedge fund ETF

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has listed two ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) – the JPM Equity Long-Short UCITS ETF (JELS LN) and the JPM Managed Futures UCITS ETF (JPMF LN) – marking the firm’s entrance into the European ETF provider space. The actively managed funds provide exposure to traditional hedge fund strategies.



VanEck’s MVIS launches cryptocurrency indices

Nov 6th, 2017 | By
Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

MV Index Solutions (MVIS), the indexing division of ETF provider VanEck, has unveiled a series of indices designed to track the performance of the fragmented global cryptocurrency markets. With VanEck having already filed regulatory papers to bring products holding Bitcoin instruments to market, the indices shine a light on the potential strategies which may underpin a future VanEck-branded ETF.



Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Global passive assets are set to more than double from $14 trillion in 2016 to $37tn by 2025, according to a recent report from professional services firm PwC.



Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

South African asset manager Sygnia has unveiled four new ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as part of its Sygnia Itrix range. The funds provide exposure to a range of local and international asset classes including JSE-listed equities, US equities and global property.