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Invesco cross-lists three PowerShares fixed income ETFs on SIX

Feb 20th, 2018 | By
Invesco cross-lists three Powershares fixed income ETFs on SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares fixed income ETFs onto SIX Swiss Exchange, each tracking Bloomberg Barclays indices. The ETFs offers exposure to US dollar-denominated corporate bonds, euro-denominated corporate bonds, and dollar-denominated emerging market sovereign bonds.



Amundi cross-lists equity ETFs on SIX

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Amundi cross-lists four ETFs on the SIX

Amundi has cross-listed two equity ETFs onto SIX Swiss Exchange, further expanding its Swiss offering. One of the funds to be cross-listed tracks the EURO STOXX 50 and has been made available in three separate share classes. The other tracks the CAC 40.



Trends shaping the future of asset management

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Peter Hopkins, chief operating officer of Style Research.

By Peter Hopkins, chief operating officer of Style Research.

As the industry works to cope with new regulation, wades through an outpouring of new products, learns to satisfy investors’ shifting priorities and manages the active-passive debate, the viability of business units will be questioned, and at times radical measures will be taken. It’s still early days for these trends shaping the future of asset management, but their impacts will be felt far and wide.



Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Commerzbank, the German bank behind the ComStage line-up of ETFs, has launched a new fund on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering exposure to the STOXX Europe 600 Index.



ETFs attract €96.6 billion net inflows in January, finds Amundi

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
ETFs attract €96.6 billion net inflows in January, finds Amundi

Global ETF flows continued their positive trend in January 2018, with an increase of €96.6 billion, according to data from European ETF provider Amundi. The US market gained most of the inflows, at €78.6bn, against €13.2bn for the European market. Research by EY suggests that ETF assets have the potential to hit $7.6 trillion by the end of 2020.



Ossiam launches smart beta fixed income ETF

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Bruno Poulin, CEO of Ossiam.

Ossiam has launched the Ossiam Solactive Moody’s Analytics IG EUR Select Credit ETF (MOOC FP) on Euronext Paris. This new smart beta fixed income ETF invests in a portfolio of euro-denominated investment grade corporate bonds, seeking to maximise total return while maintaining a low credit risk profile. Bruno Poulin, CEO of Ossiam, said, “The Ossiam investment-grade credit strategy is aimed at long-term investors prioritising stable returns from high quality bonds issued by companies with strong business models in debt capital markets.”



European-listed ETFs grow AUM by record amount in January

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
European ETF AUM grows by record amount in January

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe increased by a record $54.0 billion during January 2018 to reach a new high of $856bn, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. At the current growth rate, AUM within the European ETF/ETP industry is expected to pass the $1 trillion milestone in April 2018.



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.



Tradeweb’s European ETF marketplace enjoys record trading in January

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb.

Trading activity on the Tradeweb European-listed ETF marketplace fell just shy of €20 billion during January 2018, setting a new monthly record by smashing the platform’s previous strongest performance of €17.74bn set in May 2017. Commenting on the new record, Adriano Pace, managing director for equity derivatives at Tradeweb, said, “This year promises to be very exciting for European ETFs.”



BNP Paribas launches distributing share class for defensive European high yield bond ETF

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
BNP Paribas launches distributing share class for defensive European high yield bond ETF

BNP Paribas has introduced a distributing share class for the BNP Paribas Easy High Yield Europe Defensive UCITS ETF, a recently launched fund offering exposure to the European high yield credit market while hedging against market downturns through the use of a protective put strategy.