‘ Europe ’

MiFID II to boost passives’ market share in Europe, finds Cerulli

Dec 23rd, 2017 | By
Angelos Gousios, director, European retail research, at Cerulli.

Angelos Gousios, director, European retail research, at Cerulli, notes that MiFID II’s drive for transparency on costs will shift the balance further in favour of passive investing, benefiting products such as ETFs.



Equities lead European ETF flows in November, finds Amundi

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Equities lead European ETF flows in November, finds Amundi

ETFs listed in Europe gathered €9.6 billion in net new assets during November with equity funds leading the charge after gathering €6.8bn net inflows during the month, according to analysis by European ETF provider Amundi.



BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas cross-lists equity and real estate ETFs on SIX

BNP Paribas Asset Management has cross-listed four ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange. Three provide smart beta exposure to European and US-listed equities, and the other to a diversified portfolio of real estate companies and real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in eurozone countries.



FTSE Russell unveils Italian brands index

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell unveils Italian brands index

FTSE Russell has expanded its FTSE Italia Index Series with the launch of the FTSE Italia Brands Index, comprising Italian companies operating in the consumer goods and services sector that are considered best-in-class with regards to creativity, excellence, intuition and innovation.



AlphaClone makes changes to two ETFs

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone

AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts have announced that two AlphaClone-branded ETFs will undergo a change in fees, underlying index exposure, and trading exchange, effective 27 December 2017. The funds provide hedge-fund-like returns by selecting equities which are common to hedge funds’ publicly disclosed positions. Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone said, “Our approach seeks to combine the best of man and machine by leveraging the most established investors while offering a rules-based investment methodology.”



Deutsche closes European and EM high dividend ETFs

Dec 18th, 2017 | By
Deutsche closes European and emerging markets high dividend ETFs

Deutsche Asset Management has closed two Xtrackers ETFs – the Xtrackers MSCI Emerging Markets High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEE US) and the Xtrackers MSCI Eurozone High Dividend Yield Hedged Equity ETF (HDEZ US). The funds were de-listed from Cboe ETF Marketplace on 18 December 2017.



ETFs will relegate mutual funds to ‘legacy products’, says HANetf’s McNeil

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

Mutual funds will become legacy products within 15 years, with ETF assets in Europe set to treble within the next decade, according to Hector McNeil, chief executive of new white-label ETF provider HANetf.



Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

In a review of 2017, Hamish Preston, senior associate, index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices states that “risk was the dog that didn’t bite this year”.



ETF providers take active approach to stewardship: Morningstar

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
ETF providers take active approach to stewardship Morningstar

ETF providers are taking an increasingly active approach to stewardship of the companies they hold passive stakes in, according to new research from Morningstar. The report reveals that contrary to passive investing critics, the shift to index investing has not led to an abdication of shareholder oversight.



US equities lead global ETF flows in November, finds BlackRock

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
US equities lead strong global ETF flows in November, finds BlackRock

The global ETF industry gathered $52.6 billion in November, including $40.9bn in equity funds led by US and broad developed market exposures, according to BlackRock’s latest ETF industry landscape report.