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Thematic investing with ETFs: Infrastructure

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By
Thematic investing using ETFs: Infrastructure

Infrastructure is an essential part of a functioning society. It encompasses the physical structures and services that connect the different parts of a society and enable its efficient functioning. In this article, we take a look at how investors can use thematic ETFs to gain exposure to infrastructure.

Thematic investing with ETFs: Healthtech

Sep 27th, 2017 | By
Themtatic investing using ETFs: Healthtech

Advances in technology are changing healthcare. From cell therapy to neuroscience, to big data and nanotechnology, the frontiers of healthcare and medicine are constantly being expanded. The $4.2 billion poured into healthtech start-ups in 2016 shows the vast potential in the area for firms developing cutting-edge healthcare technology solutions. For investors, thematic ETFs such as the iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF provide a simple way to gain pure-play exposure to this exciting megatrend.

Morningstar reports slowdown in Europe-listed ETF flows

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Lyxor builds out small and mid-cap equity ETF offering

After registering dynamic growth in the first half of the year, demand for Europe-listed ETFs slowed considerably in August, according to Morningstar’s monthly ETF asset flows analysis.

Assets tracking Scientific Beta indices top $16bn

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Scientific Beta introduces quality-based multi-factor indices

ERI Scientific Beta, the smart beta index provider offshoot of EDHEC Risk Institute, has announced that assets tracking its indices reached $16.5bn at the end of 30 June 2017, representing an increase of 60% over the past year. A number of ETFs track Scientific Beta indices; the largest of these is the Amundi Global Equity Multi Smart Allocation Scientific Beta UCITS ETF (Euronext: SMRT) which has approximately €500 million in AUM.

Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Lyxor has launched two new ETFs, the Lyxor FTSE USA Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: BILD) and the Lyxor FTSE Developed Europe Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: MAKE), tracking companies from the US and European infrastructure sectors respectively. According to Lyxor, the ETFs may offer investors a steady source of income which is less sensitive to short-term market cycles and hedged against inflation.

Eastern Europe ETFs showing strong 1-year returns

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Eastern Europe ETFs among best performing emerging markets

ETFs tracking Eastern Europe equities have delivered strong returns over the past year following robust economic growth in the countries within this bloc. The iShares MSCI Eastern Europe Capped UCITS ETF (LON: IDEE) is up 20.9% over the past year.

Fourteen new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in June 2017

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
Twelve new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in August 2017

Fourteen new ETFs were listed on London Stock Exchange in June 2017, bringing the total number of ETFs or ETPs listed on the exchange to 912 and 457 respectively. ETF providers listing on the London market during June included Amundi, Deutsche Asset Management, Lyxor, iShares and UBS.

Amundi cross-lists three equity and two fixed income ETFs in London

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
PowerShares launches first preferred shares ETF in Europe on LSE

Amundi has cross-listed three equity and two fixed income ETFs on LSE. The equity ETFs are the Amundi MSCI North America UCITS ETF (NRAM), the Amundi MSCI World UCITS ETF (MWRD) and Amundi FTSE EPRA NAREIT Global UCITS ETF (EPRA), while the fixed income ETFs are the Amundi Index JP Morgan GBI Global Govies UCITS ETF (GGOV) and Amundi Index Barclays Global AGG 500M UCITS ETF (GGAG).

Scientific Beta releases narrow factor index series

Jun 20th, 2017 | By
ERI Scientific Beta indices surpass $10bn in tracking assets

ERI Scientific Beta has announced the launch of a new series of indices that target narrow exposure to a range of single factors. The narrow high factor exposure index family consists of 90 separate indices, each covering one of 15 regions and one of six factors.

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.”