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DWS closes three US-listed Xtrackers ETFs

May 17th, 2018 | By
DWS will close and liquidate three of its Xtrackers ETFs.

DWS will close and liquidate three of its US-listed Xtrackers ETFs—the Xtrackers MSCI Brazil Hedged Equity ETF (DBBR US), Xtrackers MSCI EAFE Small Cap Hedged Equity ETF (DBES US), and Xtrackers MSCI Mexico Hedged Equity ETF (DBMX US). The funds, which collectively account for less than 1% of DWS’s total US AUM, will have their last day of trading on 31 May 2018.



DWS launches Xtrackers emerging markets bond ETF on Xetra

May 17th, 2018 | By
DWS launches Xtrackers emerging markets bond ETF on Xetra

DWS has launched the Xtrackers II USD Emerging Markets Bond UCITS ETF (XUEM GY) on Xetra, providing exposure to investment grade and high yield emerging market bonds denominated in US dollars. The fund’s reference index is composed of bonds issued by governments, regional governments, or government-related entities.



DWS launches Xtrackers ETFs with sustainability focus

May 11th, 2018 | By
DWS launches Xtracker ETFs with sustainability focus

DWS has launched four new Xtrackers-branded ETFs, providing exposure to equities of firms with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, as well as small current and expected future carbon footprints. The funds, which target large- and mid-cap stocks in Japan, the US, Europe and globally, harness sustainability ratings from index provider MSCI.



EM ETFs in global sell-off

May 10th, 2018 | By
EM ETFs in global sell-off

An increasingly assertive US foreign policy and a strengthening dollar have contributed to a global sell-off in emerging markets, with Turkey and Latin America among those suffering the biggest falls. ETFs tracking Turkish equities are down almost 15% over the month, and ETFs linked to Mexico and Latin America are down about 10% and 6% respectively. Flows into EM ETFs have also been pared.



Gold ETFs enjoy strongest inflows for over a year

May 9th, 2018 | By
Gold ETFs increased AUM 3% ($3.1bn) in April.

Global gold-backed ETFs/ETPs (hereafter ETFs) enjoyed their strongest month of net inflows during April since early 2017, according to data from the World Gold Council. Despite a 1% drop in the gold price over the month, flows into gold ETFs remained steady throughout April leading to an increase in assets under management of 3% ($3.1bn).



Tradeweb reports solid but weaker trade volumes in April

May 9th, 2018 | By
Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb.

Trading activity on Tradeweb’s European-listed ETF marketplace remained solid in April with total traded volume at €16.7 billion. Europe Equities emerged as the month’s most heavily-traded ETF category. Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb, said: “April saw the return of the equity ETF buyer, reversing the sell-off that took hold of the market in the two preceding months.”



BetaShares launches low-cost Australia 200 ETF on ASX

May 9th, 2018 | By
BetaShares launches low-cost Australia 200 ETF on ASX

Australian ETF provider BetaShares has launched the BetaShares Australia 200 ETF (A200 AU) on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX). A200 tracks the Solactive Australia 200 Index, which provides exposure to 200 of the largest companies listed on ASX, weighted by free-float market capitalisation.



World Gold Council to launch new low-fee gold ETF

May 9th, 2018 | By
Royal Canadian Mint offers alternative to gold ETCs

The World Gold Council (WGC) is anticipated to launch a new gold-backed ETF, reports Reuters. The WGC owns the world’s largest gold-backed ETF—the SPDR Gold Shares ETF (GLD US), which is marketed by ETF giant SSGA— but is creating a second gold offering with lower management fees.



DWS introduces EUR-hedged share class for “core” Xtrackers MSCI USA ETF

May 8th, 2018 | By
DWS introduces EUR-hedged share class of core Xtrackers MSCI USA ETF

DWS Group, the asset manager recently spun out of Deutsche Bank, has introduced a euro-hedged version of its core US equity ETF on Xetra. The newly listed Xtrackers MSCI USA UCITS ETF 2C – EUR Hedged (XD9E GR) share class offers euro-referenced investors currency-hedged equity exposure to large and medium-sized US companies.



Solactive launches Australian equities index

May 4th, 2018 | By
Solactive partners with Deutsche to launch European sustainability index

Index provider Solactive has launched the Solactive Australia 200 Index, tracking the performance of the 200 largest companies by market capitalisation listed on the Australian Securities Exchange. Timo Pfeiffer, head of research at Solactive, commented: “With the Solactive Australia 200 Index, we are targeting investors interested in gaining access to the largest corporations driving the Australian economy.”