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IG picks six of the best socially responsible ETFs

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

By Sam Dickens, assistant portfolio manager at IG.

If you are looking to invest in the stock market but also want to make a positive impact on environmental and social issues, then socially responsible investing may be for you. In this piece we take a look at six of the best ETFs that facilitate socially responsible investing.



UBS launches MSCI socially responsible Switzerland ETF on SIX

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
UBS launches MSCI socially responsible Switzerland ETF on SIX

UBS has launched the UBS MSCI Switzerland IMI SRI ETF (CHSRI) on SIX Exchange, providing total market exposure to Swiss-listed equities while avoiding those companies which are perceived to be negatively impacting society.



Franklin Templeton: Bringing the human factor to index investing

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Chandra Seethamraju, vice president of systematic modelling, Franklin Templeton.

By Chandra Seethamraju, vice president of systematic modelling, Franklin Templeton.

For decades, Franklin Templeton has been a vocal advocate for active management. We believe the skills and insight human oversight brings should play a crucial role in the investment process. The emergence of risk-factor investing and the evolution of traditional indexes have opened up fresh opportunities to bring a human touch to what has traditionally been considered the passive exchange-traded fund space.



European ETF flows eclipse 2016 total

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered $4.3bn in net new assets during August, marking 35 consecutive months of positive net inflows and a record level of $78.3bn in year-to-date (YTD) net gatherings, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. This figure is significantly higher than the $39.9bn in net inflows recorded at this point last year, and $22.6bn more than the $55.7bn gathered during the whole of 2016.



Twelve new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in August 2017

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Twelve new ETFs listed on London Stock Exchange in August 2017

Twelve new ETFs were listed on London Stock Exchange in August 2017, bringing the number of new listings year-to-date to 89. ETF issuers bringing new funds to market in London during August included First Trust, BlackRock, Deutsche Asset Management, Source and UBS.



Deutsche to cross-list core equity & corporate bond ETFs to LSE

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Deutsche to cross-list core & corporate bond ETFs to LSE

Deutsche Asset Management is planning to cross-list four ETFs, two corporate bond and two low-cost ‘core’ equity funds, on London Stock Exchange. Simon Klein, head of passive distribution, EMEA and APAC, Deutsche Asset Management, says the cross-listings “expand the opportunities for investors in ETF format” and help “make these funds available to as wide an audience as possible”.



European ETF industry set for record growth despite reduced August flows

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
ETF assets reach new record high in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan)

Europe-listed ETFs are on track to set a new record for asset under management growth in a calendar year, according to the August edition of Lyxor’s monthly ETF barometer report. As of the end of August 2017, year-to-date (YTD) net inflows in the region amount to €64 billion, significantly above the prior YTD record of €51bn recorded in 2015, despite August bringing the lowest flows into equity ETFs since September 2016.



Lyxor cross-lists two ETFs in Italy

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out three fixed income ETFs on Borsa Italiana

Lyxor has cross-listed two ETFs onto Borsa Italiana, the Lyxor EUR 2-10Y Inflation Expectations UCITS ETF (INFL) and the Lyxor EURO STOXX 50 UCITS ETF (MSE). INFL offers investors exposure to inflation expectations while MSE gives exposure to eurozone large-cap equities.



Franklin Templeton adopts Euroclear’s international ETF structure for European ETFs

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton partners with Euroclear to debut ETFs in Europe

Franklin Templeton has adopted Euroclear’s international security structure for its European line-up of ETFs. Launched in 2013, Euroclear’s international structure for ETFs aims to bring increased efficiency to a process that had previously only been supported by fragmented domestic market practices across Europe.



BlackRock introduces currency hedged versions of floating rate bond ETF

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
BlackRock to transfer 50 iShares ETFs to Nasdaq or Bats

BlackRock has introduced GBP and EUR hedged versions of its iShares USD Floating Rate Bond UCITS ETF (LON: FLOT). The move comes at a time when the dollar is losing ground against other major currencies which may be discouraging investors from holding unhedged dollar-denominated assets.