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BlackRock introduces currency hedged versions of floating rate bond ETF

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock has introduced GBP and EUR hedged versions of its iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (LON: FLOT). The move comes at a time when the dollar is losing ground against other major currencies which may be discouraging investors from holding unhedged dollar-denominated assets.



Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Vanguard has filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF which is due to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. The fund will offer investors access to the entire US investment-grade corporate bond market by investing in other Vanguard ETFs.



iShares’ giant high-yield bond ETF gets criticised by Kames

Aug 23rd, 2017 | By
iShares' giant high-yield bond ETF (HYG) get criticised by Kames

The world’s largest high-yield bond ETF has come in for some criticism from a bond mutual fund manager at London and Edinburgh-based investment manager Kames Capital. Stephen Baines, co-manager of the Kames Short Dated High Yield Global Bond Fund, says the performance of the iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: HYG), which has returned 70.8%, or 5.5% per annum, over in the ten years since its launch, “looks somewhat disappointing” when compared to the broad high-yield market.



Vanguard changes indices underlying three bond ETFs

Aug 16th, 2017 | By
Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Vanguard has announced a change in indices underlying three of its government bond ETFs. The changes, which are due to take place during the fourth quarter of 2017, will see the ETFs’ underlying indices transition to pure Treasury indices. The move is expected to provide more targeted exposure to segments of the US government bond market and may potentially reduce bid-ask spreads.



WisdomTree cross-lists three UCITS ETFs into Mexico

Aug 14th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree cross-lists three UCITS ETFs into Mexico

WisdomTree has cross-listed three UCITS-compliant ETFs into Mexico. The new listings, which include two broad equity funds and one broad commodity fund, bring the total number of WisdomTree ETFs listed on Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV) to 42, made up of 32 US-listed ETFs and ten UCITS ETFs.



ETF Securities cross-lists two broad commodity ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Aug 9th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities cross-lists two broad commodity ETFs on Deutsche Börse

London-based ETF Securities has cross-listed two broad commodity ETFs on Deutsche Börse, tracking two indices from the Bloomberg Commodity Index family. The ETFS All Commodities GO UCITS ETF tracks a broad index of front month commodity futures while the ETFS Longer Dated All Commodities Ex-Agriculture and Livestock GO UCITS ETF tracks an index of longer-dated commodity futures on energy and metals.



BlackRock: Three ways ETFs have revolutionized the bond market

Aug 2nd, 2017 | By
Matthew Tucker iShares BlackRock

By Matthew Tucker, head of iShares Americas fixed income strategy at BlackRock.

Fifteen years ago this week the first bond ETFs debuted, changing the way investors can access fixed income markets. At first, only four iShares bond ETFs were available, with just a small amount of assets and access limited to Treasuries and US investment grade credit. Today there are over 300 bond ETFs in the US with more than $500 billion in AUM, offering entry into almost every sector of the bond market. What brought about this exceptional growth?



BlackRock launches iShares diversified commodities ETF

Jul 27th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares diversified commodities ETF in London

BlackRock has launched the iShares Diversified Commodity Swap UCITS ETF (LON: ICOM), providing exposure to 20 different commodities from across the energy, agriculture, industrial metals, precious metals and livestock sectors. The fund may appeal to investors looking to diversify their portfolios at a time when the correlation between equities and bonds is rising.



BlackRock slashes fees on iShares MBS ETF

Jul 17th, 2017 | By
BlackRock slashes fees on iShares MBS ETF

BlackRock has reduced the fees charged on the iShares MBS ETF (NYSE Arca: MBB) from 0.27% to just 0.09%. MBB tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US Mortgage Backed Securities Index, composed of a broad range of investment-grade mortgage-backed pass-through securities issued and/or guaranteed by US government agencies such as Ginnie Mae, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac.



ETF Securities rolls out new Bloomberg commodity ETFs

Jul 11th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities rolls out new Bloomberg commodity ETFs

London-based ETF Securities has listed two new broad commodity ETFs on the London Stock Exchange, tracking two indices from the Bloomberg Commodity Index family. The ETFS All Commodities GO UCITS ETF tracks a broad index of front month commodity futures while the ETFS Longer Dated All Commodities Ex-Agriculture and Livestock GO UCITS ETF tracks an index of longer-dated commodity futures on energy and metals.