‘ ETF Launch ’

Virtus ETF Solutions and InfraCap launch active preferred stock ETF

May 23rd, 2018 | By
Virtus ETF launches the Virtus InfraCap US Preferred Stock ETF on NYSE Arca

Virtus ETF Solutions has partnered with Infrastructure Capital Advisors to launch the actively managed Virtus InfraCap US Preferred Stock ETF (PFFA US) on NYSE Arca. The fund seeks income and capital appreciation by investing in a portfolio of preferred securities issued by US companies with market capitalizations greater than $100 million.



Lyxor launches multi-factor long/short equity ETF

May 21st, 2018 | By
Lyxor launches multi-factor long/short equity ETF

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor Scientific Beta Developed Long/Short UCITS ETF, providing exposure to an equity market neutral index that is composed of a long position in a number of portfolios designed to maximise exposure to different factors and a short position in a broad market capitalization-weighted index.



First Trust unveils multi-asset addition to Dorsey Wright ETF suite

May 21st, 2018 | By
Dorsey Wright determines ‘relative strength’ by comparing the price performance, or momentum, between asset classes.

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF (DALI US) on Nasdaq Exchange. The fund dynamically adjusts its exposure across four broad asset classes based on price momentum signals analysed by relative strength specialist Nasdaq Dorsey Wright.



REX Shares launches actively managed blockchain ETF

May 20th, 2018 | By
Brian Kelly, CEO and founder of BKCM Funds

REX Shares has launched the REX BKCM ETF (BKC US) on NYSE Arca. BKC provides exposure to a globally diversified, actively managed portfolio of companies deriving revenue from any aspect of the blockchain ecosystem. The fund will be managed by Brian Kelly, a leading authority on cryptocurrencies, the author of the book “The Bitcoin Big Bang”, and a regular contributor to CNBC’s “Fast Money”.



Pacer introduces suite of real estate sector ETFs

May 18th, 2018 | By
Retail Real Estate ETFs

Pacer ETFs has launched a suite of three new funds on NYSE Arca that provide access to real estate investment trusts (REITs) focusing on different sectors of the US property market. The ETFs target traditional bricks-and-mortar retail REITs as well as REITs standing to gain from the ongoing e-commerce revolution.



First Trust Canada launches actively managed international equity ETF

May 17th, 2018 | By
First Trust Canada launches actively managed international equity ETF

First Trust Portfolios Canada has launched the First Trust International Capital Strength ETF (FINT CN) on Toronto Stock Exchange. The actively managed fund invests in equity securities of developed market companies, excluding the US and Canada, with a focus on fundamental strength and growth.



WisdomTree launches world’s first CoCo bond ETF

May 17th, 2018 | By
Rafi Aviav, WisdomTree Head of Product Development in Europe

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree AT1 CoCo Bond UCITS ETF (CCBO LN) on London Stock Exchange, providing exposure to contingent convertible (CoCo) bonds issued by financial institutions from developed European countries. Rafi Aviav, WisdomTree head of product development in Europe, said, “This is a major development for investors globally who can now, for the first time, gain diversified exposure in a UCITS structure to the AT1 CoCo market with the ease and efficiency of trading an ETF.”



DWS launches Xtrackers emerging markets bond ETF on Xetra

May 17th, 2018 | By
DWS launches Xtrackers emerging markets bond ETF on Xetra

DWS has launched the Xtrackers II USD Emerging Markets Bond UCITS ETF (XUEM GY) on Xetra, providing exposure to investment grade and high yield emerging market bonds denominated in US dollars. The fund’s reference index is composed of bonds issued by governments, regional governments, or government-related entities.



New provider Tabula to launch fixed income ETFs in Europe

May 16th, 2018 | By
Source and Goldman Sachs expand range of smart beta ETFs

Tabula Investment Management is preparing to make its debut with the launch of a range of fixed income ETFs in Europe. The firm’s first ETFs will provide exposure to credit default swap (CDS) indices from IHS Markit. Michael John (‘MJ’) Lytle, CEO of Tabula, commented, “Passive strategies account for only 5% of fixed income fund assets, compared to 30% for equities. We expect this gap to close, but how quickly will depend on how compelling the available funds are.” 



Lyxor expands suite of ESG Trend Leaders ETFs

May 16th, 2018 | By
Lyxor has launched three new sustainability ETFs in Xetra.

Lyxor has launched three new sustainability-focused ETFs, providing exposure to equities in the eurozone, the US, and globally. The funds, part of the firm’s newly unveiled “Trend Leaders” suite of ETFs, target firms with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings as determined by index provider MSCI.