‘ Europe ’

Evolve to buy Sphere’s ETF range

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Evolve to buy Spheres ETF range

Evolve Funds has announced it has entered an agreement to buy Sphere Investment Management’s five ETFs, which are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange.

Are ETF investors losing confidence in the European recovery?

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Are ETF investors losing confidence in the European recovery?

Analysis of recent ETF flows signals ETF investors might be losing confidence in the European recovery story that has become something of a consensus trade lately.

Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive is celebrating ten years since its founding in 2007. The firm has grown to produce more than 4,500 indices for over 350 clients and there are now over 260 ETFs tracking indices calculated by Solactive. Steffan Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, commented, “This has been a wonderful ten-year journey full of excitements and challenges.”

Vanguard launches Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Robyn Laidlaw, UK head of distribution at Vanguard

Vanguard has expanded its suite of UCITS ETFs to 23 with the launch of the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E). The ETF provides equity exposure to megacap stocks in the eurozone. Robyn Laidlaw, UK head of distribution at Vanguard, commented: “We continue to expand our range of ETFs in the UK and Europe, always with the aim of meeting the evolving needs of investors.”

Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Deutsche Asset Management has unveiled a low-cost suite of US-listed ETFs designed to offer investors access to various segments of the international (ex-US) equity market. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented: “Our European heritage mean that we are well-positioned to bring meaningful efficiencies and cost savings to US investors for these exposures.”

Horizons launches actively managed international dividend ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches active equity dividend ex-North America ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active Intl Developed Markets Equity ETF (HADM), an actively managed ETF providing exposure to international dividend-paying stocks. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Now that Canadians are so aggressively investing outside of Canada using ETFs, we felt it was very important to give them access to an active ETF strategy, focusing on dividend stocks in the EAFE regions.”

BlackRock cross-lists ten iShares ETFs to SIX

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

BlackRock has cross-listed ten iShares ETFs to the SIX Exchange in Switzerland. The funds include a variety of asset class exposures including Treasuries, US sector equities, corporate bonds, and broad commodities.

Fidelity adds Europe and EM ETFs to smart beta suite

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
PowerShares study finds record satisfaction among smart beta users

Fidelity International is expanding its smart beta ETF range with two new quality income-focused funds, providing exposure to high quality companies with attractive dividend yields within the European and emerging markets universes.

Six trading best practices to improve your ETF execution

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets, WisdomTree.

By Jason Guthrie, director of capital markets, WisdomTree.

New investors are using ETFs more and more every day. As a result, we’re increasingly asked about ETF execution and implementation. While it’s important to note that there are several ways to implement an ETF trade and therefore there isn’t one right or best way to execute, there are, however, some simple guidelines we believe will help investors better understand the nature of ETF execution and could help investors achieve better execution.

Bond ETFs on track to reach $1.5 trillion by 2022, says BlackRock

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By
EMEA-listed ETFs gather $8bn in October, reports BlackRock

Assets invested in bond ETFs are on track to double to $1.5 trillion globally by 2022 if current growth rates persist, according to BlackRock. The asset manager behind the iShares range of ETFs notes that the global bond ETF industry has seen a significant uptick in net inflows during 2017, gathering $126.4bn as at the end of September – already surpassing 2016’s full-year flows of $115.6bn.