‘ Emerging and Frontier ’

US and EM equity ETPs lead September flows, finds BlackRock

Oct 12th, 2017 | By
US and EM equity ETPs lead September flows, finds BlackRock

Global ETPs gathered $38.7 billion in net new assets during September, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape Report, with significant flows recorded for those offering exposure to US and broad emerging market equities.



Poland promoted to developed economy by FTSE Russell

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Poland promoted to developed economy by FTSE Russell

Index provider FTSE Russell has announced the results of its annual review of country classifications. The standout change is the reclassification of Poland from emerging market to developed economy, becoming the first country from Eastern Europe to attain the status. The implementation of Poland’s revised market status will commence from September 2018 and will affect ETFs such as the €1.3 billion Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe UCITS ETF (LON: VEUR).



Robeco launches suite of multi-factor equity indices

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Robeco launches suite of multi-factor equity indices

Netherlands-headquartered Robeco has unveiled seven new multi-factor equity indices, building on the asset manager’s existing quant-based line-up. The indices, which target global, global developed, emerging markets, Europe, US, Asia-Pacific, and Japan, may be used as the basis for product development, including ETFs.



FTSE Russell makes China (A-Shares) and Saudi Arabia wait

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell disagrees with MSCI on China A-Shares inclusion

FTSE Russell has declined to follow fellow index provider MSCI by deciding not to include China A-Shares in the emerging markets classification of the FTSE Global Equity Index Series. The London-headquartered index provider said China A-Shares would remain on the watch list for possible future inclusion. Saudi Arabia has also been made wait, though FTSE Russell said the country was close to upgrade and will be assessed again in March 2018.



WisdomTree Canada unveils three new dividend ETFs

Sep 28th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree Canada unveils three new dividend ETFs

WisdomTree Canada has launched three new dividend-weighted equity ETFs onto the Toronto Stock Exchange: the WisdomTree Canada Quality Dividend Growth Index ETF (DGRC), the WisdomTree Emerging Markets Dividend Index ETF (EMV.B) and the WisdomTree U.S. Midcap Dividend Index ETF (UMI).



IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

ETFs and Index funds continue to take market share off their actively managed counterparts on an almost one-for-one basis. Active manager warnings grow ever more shrill, ‘a ticking time bomb,’ ‘the cause of the next financial crisis.’ But are they right?



FTSE Russell and SBI launch Indian government bond index series

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
Asia Index launches suite of Indian market-cap indices

FTSE Russell and the State Bank of India (SBI) have teamed up to launch the FTSE SBI Bond Index Series. The market-capitalisation weighted, total-return indices measure the performance of fixed income bonds issued in India in Indian rupees (INR) by the Indian government.



RBC launches seven new ETFs on NEO Exchange

Sep 21st, 2017 | By
RBC launches seven new ETFs

RBC Global Asset Management has launched seven ETFs on the Aequitas NEO Exchange. The new ETFs track indices provided by FTSE Russell and Citi, and feature exposure to fixed income and equities in Canada, the US and globally.



ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) have reached a new record high of $155 billion as of the end of August 2017, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI.



European ETF flows eclipse 2016 total

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered $4.3bn in net new assets during August, marking 35 consecutive months of positive net inflows and a record level of $78.3bn in year-to-date (YTD) net gatherings, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. This figure is significantly higher than the $39.9bn in net inflows recorded at this point last year, and $22.6bn more than the $55.7bn gathered during the whole of 2016.