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US ETF assets up over a third in 2017, finds ETFGI

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
US ETF assets up over a third in 2017, finds ETFGI

Assets invested in ETFs listed in the United States increased by over a third (34.3%) during 2017 to reach a new high of $3.42 trillion at the end of December, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI. The US is on track to chalk up two straight years of consecutive monthly net inflows, with $44.3bn gathered in December 2017 marking the twenty-third successive month of net inflows.



Gold and precious metals ETFs stage strong start to year, reports ETF Securities

Jan 8th, 2018 | By
Aneeka Gupta, Associate Director, Equity & Commodities Strategist, ETF Securities

Gold ETFs have staged a strong start to 2018, with ETF Securities reporting that its range of gold products received inflows of $19.2 million during the first week of the year. Precious metals ETFs also did well, gathering inflows worth $18.8m.



UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
UBS lists two currency-hedged MSCI ACWI SRI ETFs on LSE

UBS Asset Management has expanded its socially responsible ETF suite on the London Stock Exchange with two new listings offering GBP- and USD-hedged exposure to the all-country world MSCI ACWI SRI 5% Issuer Capped Index. Simone Rosti, head of passive & ETF sales Europe at UBS Asset Management, said: “With these listings, clients can increase their exposure to ESG-screened large and mid-cap stocks across both developed and emerging markets. Clients can also benefit from our currency-hedging product, which has enjoyed significant net inflows in the year to date.”



SSGA partners with Kensho on three ‘new economy’ thematic ETFs on NYSE Arca

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
SSGA launches three ‘innovative industry’ ETFs

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has teamed up with Kensho Technologies for the launch of three ETFs on NYSE Arca designed to provide investors with access to companies driving innovation in three so-called ‘new economy’ industries – intelligent structures, smart mobility, and future security. Nick Good, co-head of the global SPDR business at SSGA, said investors could use the ETFs to “make targeted allocations providing exposure to the firms behind the emerging trends that are reshaping our economy, and very way of life.”



Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Deutsche Asset Management has announced it is offering two new ETFs on Schwab ETF OneSource, Charles Schwab & Co.’s program that provides investors and advisors with access to commission-free ETFs. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, said, “Through the addition of these funds to the program, Schwab clients will have the ability to access the Chinese and German equity markets in a cost-efficient way.”



BlackRock’s iShares captures record net inflows during 2017

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock has announced that its global iShares ETF business expanded at its fastest pace ever last year, collecting a record $246 billion in net new flows. The firm reported that growth was powered by investors of all types, including those using ETFs for core portfolio building blocks as well as for more targeted, niche exposures. Stephen Cohen, Head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock, said: “Our European range remains the go-to for investors seeking both broad market exposures for the core of portfolios, and tactical tools for managers to adjust portfolio return profiles.”



James Investment Research introduces biblically responsible ETF

Jan 5th, 2018 | By
Bible Christian Catholic ETFs

James Investment Research has launched the James Biblically Responsible Investment ETF (JBRI US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace, providing multi-factor exposure to US equities that are aligned with biblical values. The launch marks the firm’s debut in the ETF provider space.



WisdomTree: Hedging duration risk using inverse ETFs

Jan 4th, 2018 | By
Viktor Nossek , director of research at WisdomTree in Europe.

By Viktor Nossek, director of research at WisdomTree in Europe.

In articulating its exit-plan from the QE programme in October, the ECB delivered a clear message:  the eurozone economic recovery is self-sustaining and no longer in need of exceptionally loose stimulus. Deflationary risks are increasingly remote. As a result, a precedent may have been set for the eurozone’s safe haven assets to come under pressure in the near future.



Expat launches four single-country ETFs on Bulgaria Stock Exchange

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Bulgaria Expat Asset Management

Expat Asset Management has launched four new single-country ETFs on the Bulgarian Stock Exchange (BSE). The ETFs provide exposure to the equity markets of Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Greece.



Loomis Sayles lists actively managed short-duration bond ETF

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Deutsche launches US short duration high yield bond ETF

Loomis, Sayles & Company, a US-based affiliate of French asset manager Natixis Investment Managers, has launched the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST US), providing actively managed short-duration bond exposure.