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Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Lyxor has launched two new ETFs, the Lyxor FTSE USA Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: BILD) and the Lyxor FTSE Developed Europe Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: MAKE), tracking companies from the US and European infrastructure sectors respectively. According to Lyxor, the ETFs may offer investors a steady source of income which is less sensitive to short-term market cycles and hedged against inflation.



Natixis launches Nasdaq 100 smart beta index

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
ETF inflows surge as asset under management reach all time high

Natixis has partnered with Nasdaq to launch a new smart beta index based on the value factor using the Nasdaq 100 as the parent index. The Nasdaq 100 Target 25 Index will track 25 stocks from the Nadsaq 100 that Natixis has identified as undervalued.



IG picks six of the best government bond ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

ETFs are excellent products for getting exposure to a wide number of asset classes, but with a multitude of competing ETFs using different indices, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this piece we take a look at six government bond ETFs.



Silver outshines gold, reports ETF Securities

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Nitesh Shah, Commodity Strategist at ETF Securities

Flows analysis by ETF Securities for the week beginning 17 July 2017 shows that silver was the precious metal of choice for investors as silver ETPs recorded inflows of $17 million compared to outflows of $29m seen by gold ETPs. Nitesh Shah, director, commodity research at ETF Securities, commented: “With continued economic strength, investors have sided with silver as it has higher upside potential in periods of cyclical growth.”



ProShares launches US equity ETF for rising rates

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
ProShares launches US equity ETF for rising rates

ProShares has launched the ProShares Equities for Rising Rates ETF (Nasdaq: EQRR), the first US equity ETF designed to outperform traditional large-cap indices, such as the S&P 500, in a rising interest rate environment.



Strategic beta ETFs suffering from mixed messages, finds Cerulli

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Strategic beta ETFs suffering from mixed messages, finds Cerulli

New research from Cerulli Associates, a global research and consulting firm, finds there is a misalignment between US ETF issuers and advisors on the use and implementation of strategic beta. Nearly two-thirds of ETF issuers claim to position strategic beta as a replacement for passive ETFs, but nearly two-thirds of advisors who use strategic beta report using such products to replace active mutual funds.



Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Nasdaq Stock Market hosted 13 new exchange-traded fund listings from four issuers during the second quarter of 2017. ETF providers listing on the exchange during the quarter included Victory Capital, First Trust, Legg Mason and IndexIQ.



Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value ETF reaches $1bn in AUM

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value ETF reaches $1bn in AUM

Ossiam has reported that the Ossiam Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value UCITS ETF (LON: UCAP) passed the $1 billion AUM milestone in June. The ETF uses the cyclically adjusted price-to-earnings (CAPE) ratio, developed jointly by Barclays and Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Robert Shiller, as a valuation driver in a sector rotational strategy. Professor Shiller said: “I feel grateful to the people at Ossiam and at Barclays for the careful work they have done to make the CAPE products a reality for so many people.”



Hedge fund professionals anticipate greater use of ETFs

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Hedge fund professionals anticipate greater use of ETFs

More than nine out of ten (92%) of senior hedge fund professionals expect to see an increased value of ETFs being used within their industry this year, according to research commissioned by European ETF provider Source. Chris Mellor, executive director, equity product management at Source, said: “Hedge fund managers are sophisticated investors and it is clear they are increasingly seeing the benefits that ETFs provide them, such as a cost-effective means to execute their strategies.”



ETF Managers Group, PureFunds to close big data and fintech ETFs

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
ETF Managers Group to close big data and fintech ETFs

The PureFunds ISE Big Data ETF (NYSE Arca: BIGD) and the PureFunds Solactive FinTech ETF (Nasdaq: FINQ), a collaboration between PureFunds and white label ETF provider ETF Managers Group, are to close.