‘ Europe ’

VanEck launches global mining ETF on LSE

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
VanEck global mining ETF

VanEck Europe has launched the VanEck Vectors Global Mining UCITS ETF (GDIG LN) on the London Stock Exchange, providing access to firms around the world which are operating in the mining industry. The new offering complements the firm’s existing portfolio of ETFs which includes funds tracking the global gold mining sector.



BNP Paribas launches two sustainability ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas has launched two new ETFs providing exposure to European and Japanese equities with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics. The new funds, which select constituents based on data from MSCI ESG Research, the world’s largest provider of ESG ratings, are available to trade on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.



Invesco launches new share class for its preferred shares ETF

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
Invesco launches new share class for its preferred shares ETF

Invesco has launched a currency-hedged share class of its recently listed PowerShares Preferred Shares UCITS ETF, which provides exposure to preferred shares issued into the US market. The new share class, which mitigates exchange rate risk between the US dollar and the euro, has been listed on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.



MiFID II takes away US’ edge in ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
MiFID II takes away US’ edge in ETFs

By Hector McNeil, co-CEO and founder of HANetf.

MiFID II, the package of comprehensive Europe-wide rules designed to strengthen protection for investors and improve transparency, was formerly enacted at the beginning of 2018, in a move which should accelerate adoption of ETFs in Europe – a market that already grew by over 40% last year.



Expat lists new single-country ETFs on Xetra

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Eastern Europe Hungary ETFs Expat Asset Management

Bulgarian investment manager Expat Asset Management has introduced six new ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering investors exposure to the main stock indices of Croatia, Serbia, Macedonia, Slovenia, Hungary and Slovakia.



First Trust launches Europe’s first blockchain ETF

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios

First Trust Global Portfolios has launched Europe’s first blockchain ETF, the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction and Process UCITS ETFs (BLOK LN), on the London Stock Exchange. Derek Fulton, CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios, said: “We are pleased to bring to market this innovative UCITS ETF – BLOK. With an increasing number of institutions harnessing blockchain technology and applications spanning a wide range of industries, we believe the efficiency, auditability and transparency provided by blockchain offers the potential for significant growth opportunities.”



DWS cuts fees on euro cash and US Treasury ETFs

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
Blanca Koenig, fixed income strategist at Deutsche Wealth Solutions.

DWS has reduced the fees charged on five of its Xtrackers-branded ETFs. The funds include four US Treasury ETFs and a euro cash deposit rate tracker.

“We are making our US Treasuries and EUR cash offering even more attractive for our clients at a time when, particularly with increased volatility, investors are trading more fixed income exposures using ETFs,” said Blanca Koenig, fixed income strategist at DWS.



BlackRock launches distributing share class for Euro Stoxx 50 ex-financials ETF

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
iShares launches ETF on LSE and Xetra

BlackRock has launched a distributing share class for the iShares Euro Stoxx 50 ex-Financials UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange. The fund tracks the Euro Stoxx 50 ex-Financials Index, which is created by stripping financials out of the widely followed Euro Stoxx 50 Index.



VanEck cross-lists two high-yield bond ETFs on Xetra

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
VanEck cross-lists two high-yield bond ETFs

VanEck has cross-listed two high-yield fixed income ETFs onto Xetra: the VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond UCITS ETF (HY3M GY) and the VanEck Vectors Global Fallen Angel High Yield Bond UCITS ETF (GFEA GY). The funds debuted on the London Stock Exchange last month.



Strategic beta strategy closes the gap between investment grade and high-yield ETFs

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
Amanda Rebello, head of passive distribution, UK and Ireland, at Deutsche Asset Management.

By Amanda Rebello, head of passive distribution, UK and Ireland, at Deutsche Asset Management.

Despite the wide choice of indices of sufficient market size available to bond investors, many are faced with a dilemma. Investment grade corporate bond indices combine superb liquidity with the security of a respectable credit rating, while high-yield corporates offer significantly higher returns, albeit with noticeably higher risk. So what are the alternatives?