‘ Emerging and Frontier ’

VanEck launches global mining ETF on LSE

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
VanEck global mining ETF

VanEck Europe has launched the VanEck Vectors Global Mining UCITS ETF (GDIG LN) on the London Stock Exchange, providing access to firms around the world which are operating in the mining industry. The new offering complements the firm’s existing portfolio of ETFs which includes funds tracking the global gold mining sector.



Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE in March

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
March saw 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs listed on the LSE.

The number of ETFs and ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange rose significantly in March, with 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs added during the month. New listings on the exchange were provided by VanEck, UBS, Societe Generale, Blackrock, Lyxor and Deutsche Asset Management.



Expat lists new single-country ETFs on Xetra

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Eastern Europe Hungary ETFs Expat Asset Management

Bulgarian investment manager Expat Asset Management has introduced six new ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering investors exposure to the main stock indices of Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia.



ITI Funds cross-lists two Russia ETFs on MOEX

Apr 15th, 2018 | By
Short interest in Russian ETFs declines as economic conditions improve

ITI Funds, the ETF issuing arm of emerging markets specialist Da Vinci Capital Management, has cross-listed two of its Russia focused ETFs on Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX). The two ETFs – an equity fund and a bond fund – were first listed on London Stock Exchange on 22 February of this year.



VanEck lists multi-factor emerging markets ETF in Australia

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
VanEck head of Asia Pacific Arian Neiron

VanEck Vectors has launched a smart beta emerging markets ETF – the VanEck Vectors MSCI Multifactor Emerging Markets Equity ETF (EMKT AU) – on the Australian Securities Exchange. Arian Neiron, head of Asia Pacific, VanEck Vectors, said, “The index EMKT tracks is a rules-based smart beta strategy that has a strong history of outperformance compared to the benchmark MSCI Emerging Markets Index.”



Saudi Arabia promoted to ‘Emerging’ status by FTSE Russell

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Khalid Al Hussan, Chief Executive Officer of Tadawul

FTSE Russell has promoted Saudi Arabia to Secondary Emerging Market status. As a consequence, the country will now be added to the FTSE Emerging Index, underlying reference to Vanguard’s sizeable EM ETFs, with a projected overall weighting of roughly 2.7%. Khalid Al Hussan, chief executive officer of Tadawul, said the promotion “marks a significant moment in the development of our [Saudi Arabia’s] capital markets.”



Lyxor launches low cost Asian emerging markets equity ETF

Apr 3rd, 2018 | By
Emerging Asia ETFs set for growth and re-rating

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor MSCI Emerging Markets Asia UCITS ETF on the London, Frankfurt and Milan exchanges. The new ETF offers exposure to Asian emerging market equities by tracking the MSCI Emerging Markets Asia Index, and with a total expense ratio of just 12 bps becomes Europe’s cheapest EM ETF.



Absa launches new equity factor ETFs on JSE

Mar 28th, 2018 | By
Absa NewFunds Smart Beta ETFs

Absa Bank has partnered with the University of Witwatersrand to launch two new smart beta ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), providing exposure to South African equities whose returns are strongly linked to the low volatility and value factors.



Nationwide adds emerging markets to smart beta ETF line-up

Mar 28th, 2018 | By
Smart beta ETF launch

Nationwide, a Columbus, Ohio financial services firm, has expanded the firm’s range of smart beta ETFs with the launch of the Nationwide Maximum Diversification Emerging Markets Core Equity ETF (MXDE US) on NYSE Arca.



Masraf Al Rayan launches Sharia-compliant Qatar equities ETF

Mar 26th, 2018 | By
Masraf Al Rayan launches Sharia-compliant Qatar equities ETF

Investment manager Masraf Al Rayan has launched the Al Rayan Qatar ETF (QATR QD) on Qatar Stock Exchange, providing exposure to local equities from Sharia-compliant firms.