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First Trust launches first active FX ETF in Europe

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Currency Trading

London-based ETF issuer First Trust Global Portfolios has launched the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (LON: FTFX), Europe’s first actively managed exchange-traded fund investing in foreign exchange markets. The ETF will primarily seek to earn alpha through the implementation of multiple carry trades, a strategy which seeks to capitalise on the interest rate differential between various currencies.



JP Morgan launches new MBS agency index

Jul 27th, 2017 | By
Mortgage Property ETF REIT, Real Estate

JP Morgan has unveiled the JP Morgan MBS Agency Index (MAX), tracking the largest and most traded fixed-rate agency issues in the US mortgage-backed securities (MBS) market. The index is suitable as a benchmark in discretionary fund management or as an underlying reference index for index-linked investment products such as ETFs.



SIX launches SXI Swiss Real Estate All Shares Index

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
SIX Switzerland Swiss Real Estate Property

SIX Swiss Exchange has introduced the SXI Real Estate All Shares Index, tracking the performance of companies operating within the real estate sector with a primary listing on SIX. The index is an extension of the existing SXI Real Estate Index family and is suitable to underlie future investment products including ETFs.



Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

Jun 26th, 2017 | By
Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

Harvest Portfolios Group has launched the Global REIT Leaders Income ETF (Toronto: HGR), an actively managed ETF investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed globally.



Amundi/EDHEC study reveals significant uptake of smart beta ETFs

Jun 8th, 2017 | By
Lionel Martellini, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute

About two-thirds of ETF users (67%) are using the vehicles to gain exposure to smart beta strategies, a considerable increase compared to 49% in 2014, according to the latest results of the 10th EDHEC European ETF and Smart Beta Survey. Professor Lionel Martellini, director of EDHEC-Risk Institute, said: “The survey confirms that transparency and the possibility of making explicit choices on risk exposures are key drivers behind investors’ growing appetite for smart beta.”



Solactive and Panthera Solutions launch global multi-asset index

Jun 8th, 2017 | By
Solactive and Panthera Solutions launch global market portfolio index

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive and asset allocation consultancy Panthera Solutions have launched the Solactive Panthera World Market Portfolio Index, a multi-asset allocation tracking the performance of 11 asset classes through a combination of ETFs and minor cash positions.



MV Index Solutions launches global long/short equity index

May 19th, 2017 | By
Weighing Scale

MV Index Solutions has launched the MVIS All World Long/Short Equity Index which aims to capture the systematic returns (beta) of long/short equity hedge funds that invest both regionally and globally. After identifying the factors driving these hedge funds returns, the index mimics the exposure by constructing a low volatility portfolio of ETFs corresponding to the factors with the most positive momentum.



ETFs as market access tools

May 10th, 2017 | By

ETFs as market access tools, with Gerard Stocks, Founder & CIO, Foxborough Wealth Management, Liz Wright, Head of UK Wealth and Intermediaries, ETF Securities, and Simon Smith, MD, ETF Strategy.



RBC Global launches real estate leaders ETF

May 10th, 2017 | By
RBC Global launches RBC Quant Global Real Estate Leaders ETF

RBC Global Asset Management has launched the RBC Quant Global Real Estate Leaders ETF (TSX: RGRE), providing access to a globally diversified portfolio of REITs and real estate management and development companies within a single ETF wrapper.



Deutsche to close five US-listed ETFs

Apr 28th, 2017 | By
Deutsche roll out MSCI USA Sector ETFs on Xetra

Deutsche Asset Management has announced that it will be closing and liquidating five of its US-listed ETFs due to insufficient investor demand. The five ETFs, which cover US and international exposures and include funds tracking equities and alternative investments, collectively account for just 0.1% of the $13.6bn invested across Deutsche’s US ETF platform.