‘ ETF Securities ’

LGIM completes acquisition of ETF Securities’ European ETF platform

Mar 19th, 2018 | By
Mark Zinkula, CEO of Legal & General Investment Management

Legal & General Investment Management has completed its acquisition of Canvas, the European ETF platform formerly owned by ETF Securities. Mark Zinkula, LGIM CEO, said, “LGIM will now offer a compelling range of ETFs alongside its existing index funds. This was the right opportunity to expand our capabilities and ensure we can meet client demand in this rapidly growing market.”

Industrial metal ETPs see inflows at investors shrug off trade-war threats

Mar 13th, 2018 | By
Industrial metal ETPs see inflows at investors shrug off trade-war threats

ETF Securities has announced that its industrial metal ETPs saw net inflows of $9 million during the week ended 9 March 2018. According to the London-based ETP provider, the flows indicate cyclical optimism among investors despite threats of a trade-war dominating news headlines.

Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Gold ETFs see net outflows globally in February

Gold-backed ETFs (including ETPs) lost 5.1 tonnes of gold during February as investors redeemed assets on the back of a decreasing gold price and increasing volatility, according to data from the World Gold Council.

ETF issuers comment on Italian election results

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
Populist movements in Italy signal a return of political risk in Europe

The results of elections in Italy could signal a return to uncertainty for the European Union as Italian voters favoured two anti-establishment parties, the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Northern League, in a outcome that failed to provide any party with the majority needed to govern. ETF issuers ETF Securities, WisdomTree and SPDR ETFs, offered their take on the election results.

ETF Securities cross-lists ‘disruptive technology’ ETFs onto Borsa Italiana

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
ETF Securities cross-lists 'disruptive technology' ETFs onto Borsa Italiana

ETF Securities has cross-listed its three new ‘disruptive technology’ global equity ETFs onto Borsa Italiana.

White-label ETF platform marketβeta to launch in Europe

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
New white-label ETF platform marketβeta to launch in Europe

A new white-label UCITS ETF platform, called marketβeta, is set to be established in Europe, providing third-party asset managers with the infrastructure to build and launch ETFs into Europe without having to establish their own full-service business. The platform is being launched by Graeme Dewar, previously head of strategy implementation at LGIM; and Joy Yang, former head of equities at Vanguard.

Severe weather causing a storm in agricultural ETPs

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
Severe weather causing a storm in agricultural ETPs

London-based commodity ETP specialist ETF Securities has reported that weekly inflows into its agricultural ETPs reached their largest levels ever last week, totalling $54.7 million. The firm notes that the majority of agricultural commodities are trading higher in 2018 owing to severe weather conditions affecting forecasts of supply.

Investors abandon industrial metals ETPs amid market sell-off

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
Gold ETF inflows reach 3-week highs, says ETF Securities

ETF Securities’ range of industrial metals ETPs saw net outflows of $99 million for the week starting 5 February 2017 amid the global equity market sell-off, according to the firm’s weekly flows analysis. Nitesh Shah, director of research at ETF Securities, said that industrial metals are “arguably the most cyclically exposed of all commodities”, noting these were the highest outflows in ten weeks for this asset class.

ETF Securities cross-lists ‘disruptive technology’ ETFs onto Xetra

Feb 7th, 2018 | By
ETF Securities launches three technology-focused ETFs

ETF Securities’ three recently launched ‘disruptive technology’ ETFs have been cross-listed onto Deutsche Börse’s Xetra platform. The three thematic equity ETFs provide investors with exposure to the performance of niche segments of the e-commerce, pharma and energy-storage-technology sectors.

Bitcoin no substitute for gold, says World Gold Council

Jan 25th, 2018 | By

“Bitcoin, and cryptocurrencies more generally, are not a substitute for gold”, concludes the World Gold Council in its latest investment update. While the assertion might not come as a huge surprise, the organisation makes some valid points.