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ETF Securities launches three disruptive technology thematic ETFs

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By
ETF Securities launches three thematic technology ETFs

ETF Securities has expanded its thematic offering with the launch of three global equity ETFs providing targeted exposure to disruptive technologies in the healthcare, energy storage and commerce industries. The ETFs have been listed on the London Stock Exchange and are part of the issuer’s ‘Future Present’ line-up. Howie Li, CEO of Canvas, ETF Securities’ UCITS platform, commented, “These new additions to our technology range address exciting facets of changes in healthcare, energy storage and commerce.”



Amundi posts 50% organic ETF growth in 2017

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By
Core strategies help Amundi post 50% organic ETF growth in 2017

Amundi has reported that total assets invested in its line-up of ETFs grew to €38 billion in 2017, with record net inflows of over €10bn representing organic growth of 50%. Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta, commented, “2017 has been a record year for Amundi ETF, powered by our ability to deliver solutions for both retail and institutional client segments, which are growing significantly.”



Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF assets up in 2017, but inflows subdued

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By
Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF assets up but net inflows subdued during 2017

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Asia Pacific ex-Japan increased by $40.2 billion (31.4%) during 2017, to reach a new high of $170.3bn at the end of December, according to ETFGI. The region saw net inflows of just $6.5bn during the year (down 45.8% on 2016), however, with the remaining growth in AUM coming from market performance.



VanEck acquires Netherlands-based Think ETFs

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By
VanEck makes strategic European ETF acquisition

VanEck has agreed to acquire Netherlands-based ETF issuer Think ETF Asset Management in a move which will see the number of VanEck UCITS ETFs available in Europe rise from six to 20 and add €1.5bn in AUM. Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck, commented, “We are very excited to bring the Think team and their innovative product offerings into the VanEck fold.”



Tradeweb posts triple-digit annual growth rates in ETF trading volumes

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By
Institutional ETF trading doubles annually on Tradeweb over five years

Tradeweb has announced that ETF trading volumes across its institutional ETF marketplaces have grown at a compound annual growth rate of 120% since inception in October 2012, with more than $660 billion of ETF trades executed. “The sustained growth of our global ETF offering demonstrates the real value RFQ trading provides institutional investors in accessing liquidity with competitive pricing,” said Adriano Pace, managing director at Tradeweb.



MSCI unveils new factor classification tools

Jan 19th, 2018 | By
Smart Beta Factor ETFs

In a bid to shine a light on factor investing, MSCI has unveiled two new investor tools: the ‘MSCI FaCS’, a new factor classification standard; and ‘MSCI Factor Box’, an updated style box designed to reflect a modern approach to investing.



Davis Advisors’ actively managed equity ETFs turn one

Jan 19th, 2018 | By
Chris Davis, portfolio manager and chairman, Davis Advisors.

Davis Advisors’ suite of three actively managed ETFs has reached its one-year anniversary, with each of the funds having surpassed the $100m assets-under-management mark. “We’re delighted to celebrate the one year anniversary of the Davis ETFs: some of the first investment solutions that provide actively managed equity exposure in a traditional ETF wrapper,” said Chris Davis, chairman of Boston-based investment manager.



UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.



Strategy Shares unveils multi-asset target distribution ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Strategy Shares unveils multi-asset target distribution ETF

Strategy Shares, a New York-state based ETF provider, has launched the Strategy Shares Nasdaq 7HANDL Index ETF (HNDL US) on Nasdaq Exchange, tracking a first-of-its-kind strategy index that targets a 7.0% annual distribution rate, all or a portion of which may include a return of capital.



Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on blockchain technology ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Reality Shares, Nasdaq partner on ETF exposed to blockchain technology

Reality Shares, a San Diego-based asset manager and ETF issuer, has partnered with Nasdaq to launch an ETF providing access to companies involved in blockchain technology. “The blockchain ecosystem potentially presents one of the most profound, long-term investment opportunities many of us have or will ever see in our lifetime,” said Eric Ervin, CEO of Reality Shares.