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SSGA introduces currency-hedging for global aggregate bond ETF

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
SSGA rolls out currency-hedging for Bloomberg Barclays global aggregate bond ETF

State Street Global Advisors has introduced three currency-hedged share classes for the recently launched European-listed SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate UCITS ETF. The new share classes offer currency hedging relative to US dollars, pounds sterling, or euros.



Deutsche adds USD high-yield corporate bond ETF to fixed income suite

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds USD high-yield corporate bond ETF to fixed income suite

Deutsche Asset Management has expanded its fixed income ETF range with the listing of the db x-trackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (XUHY LN) on London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. Blanca Koenig, Deutsche AM fixed income ETF strategist, said, “The new USD high-yield ETF expands the toolkit available to investors to address today’s market challenges.”



BlackRock turns active iShares ETF passive

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
iShares turns an active ETF passive

BlackRock has transitioned its iShares Edge US Fixed Income Balanced Risk ETF (FIBR US) from an actively managed fund to an index-based fund, adopting the Bloomberg Barclays US Fixed Income Balanced Risk Index as its underlying reference. The move brings FIBR into alignment with the other iShares Edge ETFs, which are all index-based, smart-beta funds.



Mind your P’s and F’s: Don’t confuse leveraged ETPs with ETFs

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches dividend and buyback ETF on Cboe

By Martin Small, Head of US iShares at BlackRock

As the recent market volatility made clear, there’s a big difference between plain vanilla ETFs and leveraged products making big bets with big risks.



SSGA launches global aggregate bond ETF in Europe

Jan 29th, 2018 | By
SSGA launches SPDR Barclays global aggregate bond ETF in Europe

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate UCITS ETF (SYBZ GR) in Europe, providing a single point of access for investors looking for globally diversified, investment grade fixed income exposure. The ETF has debuted on Xetra with listings on the London Stock Exchange and Borsa Italiana to follow. Stephen Yeats, MD and head of EMEA and APAC fixed income beta solutions for SSGA, commented, “An allocation to the global aggregate index offers investors one-stop-shop access to the global bond market.”



Invesco cross-lists three PowerShares fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Jan 12th, 2018 | By
Invesco cross-lists three Powershares fixed income ETFs on SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares fixed income ETFs onto Borsa Italiana, tradable in euros. The ETFs, which track Bloomberg Barclays indices, offer exposure to dollar-denominated corporate bonds, euro-denominated corporate bonds and dollar-denominated emerging market sovereign bonds.



Gold and precious metals ETFs stage strong start to year, reports ETF Securities

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Aneeka Gupta, Associate Director, Equity & Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities

Gold ETFs have staged a strong start to 2018, with ETF Securities reporting that its range of gold products received inflows of $19.2 million during the first week of the year. Precious metals ETFs also did well, gathering inflows worth $18.8m.



Loomis Sayles lists actively managed short-duration bond ETF

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Loomis Sayles lists actively managed short-duration bond ETF

Loomis, Sayles & Company, a US-based affiliate of French asset manager Natixis Investment Managers, has launched the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST US), providing actively managed short-duration bond exposure.



BlackRock lists euro-hedged global aggregate bond ETF on Xetra

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
BlackRock lists euro-hedged global aggregate bond ETF on Xetra

BlackRock has cross-listed the iShares Global Aggregate Bond UCITS EUR Hedged ETF to Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The fund provides diversified exposure to investment grade fixed income across currencies, regions and sectors, while hedging returns relative to the ETF’s trading currency – the euro.



BlackRock cross-lists five iShares fixed income ETFs to SIX

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Investors turn to ETFs during Tuesday’s market volatility, finds BlackRock

BlackRock has cross-listed five fixed income ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. The suite of iShares funds provides exposure to inflation-linked government bonds, EUR-denominated high yield corporate bonds, USD-denominated corporate bonds, long-term Treasuries, and a core portfolio of corporate bonds.