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VanEck launches actively managed real asset allocation ETF

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
VanEck launches actively managed real asset allocation ETF

VanEck has unveiled the VanEck Vectors Real Asset Allocation ETF (RAAX US) on NYSE Arca. The actively managed fund seeks to provide an inflation-hedge and a play on global growth through exposure to a range of real asset investments.



Amplify to liquidate oil-hedged MLP income ETF

Mar 29th, 2018 | By
Amplify to Liquidate Amplify YieldShares Oil-Hedged MLP Income ETF

Amplify ETFs has announced the upcoming liquidation of the Amplify YieldShares Oil-Hedged MLP Income ETF (AMLX US).



First freight futures ETF launches

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By

Breakwave Advisors, a US-based commodity trading advisor, has partnered with ETF Managers Group to launch the Breakwave Dry Bulk Shipping ETF (BDRY US). The NYSE Arca-listed ETF provides investors with exposure to a niche component of the commodities industry: dry bulk shipping space.



MPI launches hedge fund index business

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI

Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched MPI Hedge Fund Indices, a new business line providing investable indices for the hedge fund universe. Each index has two components: the first involves a sub-set of targeted hedge funds, while the second aims to track the first using ETFs, Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI, commented, “We are combining our experience with our patented dynamic factor model to build better benchmarks for hedge fund performance.”



State Street unveils IntelliGX “living indices”

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
State Street unveils IntelliGXSM – a new suite of dynamic indices

State Street, the ultimate parent of SPDR ETFs, has introduced a new suite of rules-based, dynamically adjusting indices.



JP Morgan cross-lists UCITS ETFs onto Deutsche Börse

Feb 27th, 2018 | By
JP Morgan cross-lists all UCITS ETFs onto Deutsche Börse

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has cross-listed its European-listed UCITS ETFs onto Deutsche Börse, comprising two passive bond ETFs and three actively managed ETFs. “We are pleased to be partnering with Deutsche Börse as we launch into the German market for the first time with our initial European ETF offering,” said Christoph Bergweiler, head of Germany, Austria, Central and Eastern Europe and Greece at JPMAM.



JP Morgan cross-lists alternative beta ETFs onto Borsa Italiana

Feb 23rd, 2018 | By
PowerShares Source cross-lists Europe small cap ETF in Italy

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has cross-listed its two active, alternative beta ETFs onto Borsa Italiana in Milan. The ETFs, whcih are already listed on the LSE, aim to provide returns similar to hedge fund strategies by using advanced factor-based investing techniques.



BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Aussie ETF issuer BetaShares, together with global asset manager Legg Mason, have launched two actively managed ETFs on Australian Stock Exchange. Based on investment strategies by Legg Mason affiliate Martin Currie Australia, both funds target high-quality Australian securities with a focus on income generation.



JP Morgan launches long/short equity factor ETF on NYSE

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
JP Morgan launches fixed income ETFs in Europe

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.



Emerita Capital and EQM Indexes launch blockchain index

Jan 25th, 2018 | By
Gabriel Rojo, founder of Emerita Capital Indices

Emerita Capital, a blockchain research firm, has partnered with index-provider EQM Indexes to launch the Blockchain BLOK 50 Global Index. “We are excited to offer exposure to the leading companies engaged in advancing blockchain-based technology,” said Gabriel Rojo, founder of Emerita Capital Indices.