‘ Asia Pacific ’

KraneShares launches China Environment ETF

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
KraneShares launches China Environment ETF

KraneShares has launched the KraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF (NYSE Arca: KGRN). The ETF provides exposure to companies in China’s fast-growing environmental protection industry that has rapidly grown to be the largest renewable energy market in the world.



SGX and FactSet launch thematic index series

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
SGX and FactSet launch thematic index series

Singapore Exchange (SGX) and FactSet have launched a series of co-branded indices, designed to provide investors with exposure to regional and global themes including robotics, cybersecurity, and healthcare. The indices are likely to attract attention from ETF product developers, given the growing demand for thematic products – according to ETFGI, there were 447 thematic ETFs as of the end of 2016, up from 183 in 2012.



Lion Global and Phillip launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Lion Global and Phillips launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Lion Global Investors and Phillip Capital Management, two Singapore-based asset managers, have teamed up to launch the first ETF to focus entirely on Singapore real estate investment trusts (REITs). The Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF will trade on the Singapore Exchange and will track the Morningstar Singapore REIT Yield Focus Index.



MSCI launches factor ESG index series

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By
MSCI launches factor ESG index series

MSCI has announced the launch of a new range of indices, the MSCI Factor ESG Target Index Series, designed to provide exposure to target factors while integrating environmental, social and governance (ESG) stock selection filters. Diana Tidd, head of index at MSCI, commented: “MSCI is seen as a thought leader in ESG and factor investing, and this new suite of indexes helps our clients integrate ESG while still focusing on the benefits of Factor Investing.”



FTSE Russell makes China (A-Shares) and Saudi Arabia wait

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell disagrees with MSCI on China A-Shares inclusion

FTSE Russell has declined to follow fellow index provider MSCI by deciding not to include China A-Shares in the emerging markets classification of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series. The London-headquartered index provider said China A-Shares would remain on the watch list for possible future inclusion. Saudi Arabia has also been made wait, though FTSE Russell said the country was close to upgrade and will be assessed again in March 2018.



Lyxor launches SG Japan quality income ETF

Sep 28th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: Abe's landslide means Japanese equities deserve higher PE

Lyxor has expanded its popular suite of quality income ETFs with the launch of the Lyxor SG Japan Quality Income UCITS ETF. Being rolled out on the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Paris, the multi-factor smart beta ETF offers investors exposure to high-quality Japanese stocks (excluding financials) that also pay high dividends. The ETF tracks the SG Japan Quality Income Index which uses a three-step smart beta process designed by Andrew Lapthorne, Global Quantitative Research Strategist at Societe Generale.



UBS lists AUD distributing share class of MSCI Australia ETF on LSE

Sep 27th, 2017 | By
UBS lists AUD distributing share class of MSCI Australia ETF on LSE

UBS has listed a distributing Australian dollar share class for its UBS ETF MSCI Australia UCITS ETF (AUAD) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) . The new trading line complements the existing accumulating and currency-hedged versions already listed on the exchange. The ETF, which is linked to the MSCI Australia Index, offers investors exposure to 70 large- and mid-cap Australian-domiciled equities that represent approximately 85% of the total Australian listed equity market.



Daiwa launches Japan ESG ETF tracking FTSE Blossom index

Sep 26th, 2017 | By
Daiwa launches Japan ESG ETF tracking FTSE Blossom index

Daiwa Asset Management has launched the Daiwa ETF FTSE Blossom Japan Index (1654) on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The ETF tracks the FTSE Blossom Japan Index, which provides exposure to Japanese equities that display strong environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.



ETF Securities lists global robotics ETF in Australia

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Robotics ETFs record strong inflows as sector outperforms

ETF Securities has listed the ETFS ROBO Global Robotics and Automation ETF (ROBO) on the Australian Stock Exchange, providing exposure to one of the fastest growing themes within the global technology segment.



ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have reached a new record high of $155 billion as of the end of August 2017, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI.