‘ Emerging and Frontier ’

Horizons launches actively managed international dividend ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active Intl Developed Markets Equity ETF (HADM), an actively managed ETF providing exposure to international dividend-paying stocks. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Now that Canadians are so aggressively investing outside of Canada using ETFs, we felt it was very important to give them access to an active ETF strategy, focusing on dividend stocks in the EAFE regions.”



Premia Partners debuts multi-factor China A-shares ETFs

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Will investors be ready when Chinese bonds go global?

Hong Kong-based asset manager Premia Partners has launched two smart beta China ETFs which utilize a fundamental multi-factor approach to select Mainland China A-share equities. The funds have been listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.



Fidelity adds Europe and EM ETFs to smart beta suite

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
PowerShares study finds record satisfaction among smart beta users

Fidelity International is expanding its smart beta ETF range with two new quality income-focused funds, providing exposure to high quality companies with attractive dividend yields within the European and emerging markets universes.



Solactive EM consumer technology index to underlie new KraneShares ETF

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
New Solactive EM consumer technology index to underlie KraneShares ETF

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched the Solactive Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index, providing exposure to the growing role of internet technology and e-commerce in emerging markets. The index will underlie a new ETF launched by KraneShares on the NYSE Arca.



QuantShares’ Canadian ETF range renamed to AGFiQ

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
QuantShares' Canadian ETF range renamed to AGFiQ

Toronto-based AGF Investments has announced that its line-up of Canadian-domiciled QuantShares ETFs will be renamed AFGiQ ETFs to bring greater alignment across its brands. The name change will not affect the investment objectives, strategies, management or ticker symbols of the ETFs.



Fixed income ETF inflows outpace equities in Asia Pacific

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
Fixed income ETF inflows outpace equities in Asia Pacific

ETFGI, an ETF industry consultancy, has reported that fixed income ETFs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have proved significantly more popular with investors than equity ETFs during September. ETFs that track bonds have gained $835 million during the month compared to outflows of $1.0 billion seen by equity ETFs listed in the region.



Franklin Templeton adds EM multi-factor ETF to LibertyShares suite

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton adds multi-factor ETF to Liberty Shares suite

Franklin Templeton has added to its line-up of Europe-listed ETFs with the launch of the Franklin Templeton LibertyQ Emerging Markets UCITS ETF, tracking the performance of large- and mid-cap emerging markets stocks selected using a multi-factor approach. Vivek Kudva, head of EMEA and India at Franklin Templeton, said, “We think this new strategy can be utilised as a strategic and long-term allocation for those investors looking for an alternative way of accessing emerging markets as part of their diversified portfolio.”



BlackRock: What’s next for China’s economy?

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
BlackRock: What’s next for China’s economy?

By Richard Turnill, global chief investment strategist at BlackRock.

China’s growth is set to cool in 2018 after a surprisingly strong year while economic risks are rising, thinks Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist at BlackRock.



TD Ameritrade unveils largest commission-free ETF program

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
TD Ameritrade unveils largest commission-free ETF program

Nebraska-based brokerage firm TD Ameritrade has announced a major increase in the scope of its commission-free ETF trading platform, tripling the number of ETFs available from 100 to 296. The expansion means TD Ameritrade now offers the largest commission-free ETF trading program in the industry.



KraneShares launches China Environment ETF

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
KraneShares launches China Environment ETF

KraneShares has launched the KraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF (NYSE Arca: KGRN). The ETF provides exposure to companies in China’s fast-growing environmental protection industry that has rapidly grown to be the largest renewable energy market in the world.