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Equities lead European ETF flows in November, finds Amundi

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Equities lead European ETF flows in November, finds Amundi

ETFs listed in Europe gathered €9.6 billion in net new assets during November with equity funds leading the charge after gathering €6.8bn net inflows during the month, according to analysis by European ETF provider Amundi.



BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

BNP Paribas Asset Management has cross-listed four ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange. Three provide smart beta exposure to European and US-listed equities, and the other to a diversified portfolio of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in eurozone countries.



WisdomTree restructures value fund into US quality income ETF

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree restructures value fund into US quality income ETF

Wisdomtree has announced that the WisdomTree US LargeCap Value Fund (EZY US) has been restructured into the WisdomTree US Quality Shareholder Yield Fund (QSY US). QSY is an actively managed factor-based ETF which focuses on US-listed companies offering attractive shareholder yield (dividends or buybacks) with a focus on sustainability of income payments.



Factor ETFs – Eat before you pay

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Factor ETFs – Eat before you pay

By Dr Peter Hopkins, principal, Style Research.

There are lots of ways to entice people into parting with their money – and attractive packaging and descriptions are near the top of the list. ETFs are no exception to the aggressive marketing taking place; neither are the factors that are often used to calibrate the performance of these investments. But can you really trust the products? And what should you look out for?



GraniteShares acquires Master Income ETF; lowers fees

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
GraniteShares acquires Master Income ETF; lowers fees

US-based ETF provider GraniteShares has acquired the Master Income ETF (HIPS US) and rebranded it as the HIPS US High Income ETF. The fund invests in pass-through securities offering high levels of income.



FTSE Russell unveils Italian brands index

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell unveils Italian brands index

FTSE Russell has expanded its FTSE Italia Index Series with the launch of the FTSE Italia Brands Index, comprising Italian companies operating in the consumer goods and services sector that are considered best-in-class with regards to creativity, excellence, intuition and innovation.



BlackRock lists euro-hedged global aggregate bond ETF on Xetra

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
BlackRock lists euro-hedged global aggregate bond ETF on Xetra

BlackRock has cross-listed the iShares Global Aggregate Bond UCITS EUR Hedged ETF to Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The fund provides diversified exposure to investment grade fixed income across currencies, regions and sectors, while hedging returns relative to the ETF’s trading currency – the euro.



Pacer launches trend following ETF

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Pacer launches enhanced trend following ETF

Pacer has launched the Pacer WealthShield ETF (PWS US), a trend following ETF that rotates between fixed income and equity sectors using quantitative signals based on risk and momentum.



AlphaClone makes changes to two ETFs

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone

AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts have announced that two AlphaClone-branded ETFs will undergo a change in fees, underlying index exposure, and trading exchange, effective 27 December 2017. The funds provide hedge-fund-like returns by selecting equities which are common to hedge funds’ publicly disclosed positions. Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone said, “Our approach seeks to combine the best of man and machine by leveraging the most established investors while offering a rules-based investment methodology.”



Deutsche closes European and EM high dividend ETFs

Dec 18th, 2017 | By
Deutsche closes European and emerging markets high dividend ETFs

Deutsche Asset Management has closed two Xtrackers ETFs – the Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEE US) and the Xtrackers MSCI Eurozone High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEZ US). The funds were de-listed from Cboe ETF Marketplace on 18 December 2017.