‘ Deutsche X-trackers (Deutsche AWM) ’

Tech ETFs recoup February losses, and then some

Mar 15th, 2018 | By
Cutting-edge technologies support the growth of the sector

One sector has more than recouped its losses from February’s volatility. Technology has stormed ahead over the past month; 12 of the 15 top-performing London-listed ETFs over one-month track a tech-based index. But, as Chris Dhanraj, Head of the ETF Investment Strategy team at iShares, notes, “In investing, past is not prologue… the question is: Can the good times roll on?”

Deutsche expands ‘yield plus’ suite with USD corporate bond ETF

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds USD corporate bond ETF to yield-plus suite

Deutsche Asset Management has added a new ‘yield plus’ corporate bond ETF to its product line-up with the launch of the Xtrackers iBoxx USD Corporate Bond Yield Plus UCITS ETF (XYLD) on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse. The fund tracks the Markit iBoxx USD Corporates 1-20 Yield Plus Index, providing exposure to higher yielding, mostly investment-grade, corporate bonds denominated in US dollars.

BlackRock introduces distributing share class for giant iShares EM ETF

Mar 13th, 2018 | By
MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF

BlackRock has introduced a distributing share class (EIMU LN) for its giant iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI UCITS ETF on London Stock Exchange.

Tradeweb’s European ETF market smashes previous trading record in February

Mar 12th, 2018 | By
Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb.

Trading activity on Tradeweb’s European ETF marketplace reached a record-breaking €24 billion in February, up 20% from the previous record of €20bn set in January 2018. Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb, said, “Enhanced best execution requirements under MiFID II have highlighted the benefits of transacting ETFs on electronic trading venues like Tradeweb.”

Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Gold-backed ETFs (including ETPs) lost 5.1 tonnes of gold during February as investors redeemed assets on the back of a decreasing gold price and increasing volatility, according to data from the World Gold Council.

Wiener Börse and Limeyard partner to bolster index offering

Mar 7th, 2018 | By
Patrick Valovic, founder & managing partner of LIMEYARD

Wiener Börse (or Vienna Stock Exchange) and Zurich-based boutique index provider Limeyard have formed a joint-venture to bolster their capabilities in the fast-growing and increasingly important indexing space. Limeyard was founded by ex Stoxx CFO Patrick Valovic.

A sunny start to the year for Brazilian equity ETFs

Mar 5th, 2018 | By
A sunny start to the year

So far this year, ETFs tracking Brazilian equity indices have reflected the country’s sunny summer weather. The Ibovespa, an index representing around 60 highly traded stocks listed on the São Paulo stock exchange and the underlying reference for the Lyxor Brazil (Ibovespa) UCITS ETF (RIOU_LN), is up some 10% year-to-date on the back of an improving economic background.

Deutsche to introduce quality screen to Euro Stoxx dividend ETF

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
Deutsche to introduce quality screening to euro STOXX dividend ETF

Deutsche Asset Management has announced changes to the underlying index for the Xtrackers Euro Stoxx Select Dividend 30 UCITS ETF (XD3E LN) to a new reference that includes a quality screen in its selection of eurozone dividend-paying stocks.

Deutsche lowers fees on four Xtrackers equity ETFs in US

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Deutsche lowers fees on Xtrackers international equity ETF suite

Deutsche Asset Management has lowered the expense ratios for three international equity and one domestic equity Xtrackers ETFs listed in the US. Fiona Bassett, global co-head of passive asset management, said, “We are committed to providing competitive expense ratios for clients looking to invest domestically or to allocate to international equity markets.”

Deutsche AM lowers fees for two Xtrackers high dividend ETFs

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Deutsche lowers fees on Xtrackers international equity ETF suite

Deutsche Asset Management has lowered the expense ratios of two Xtrackers ETFs within its suite of high dividend equity funds. Fiona Bassett, global co-head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented, “With interest rates globally currently at low levels, equities paying higher dividend rates could be an attractive option to meet ongoing income requirements within portfolios.”