‘ Europe ’

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.



Investors drop gold for silver, reports ETF Securities

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Contrasting fortunes for precious metals ETFs, reports ETF Securities

London-based ETF Securities has announced its range of precious metals ETFs saw starkly differing levels of investor demand during the week beginning 4 December, as gold ETFs saw the largest outflows of any segment covered by the firm’s products while silver ETFs recorded the largest inflows.



Tradeweb reports strong selling of European equity ETFs during November

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Tradeweb reports strong selling of European equity ETFs during November

Tradeweb has reported that European equity ETFs saw strong net selling activity on its European-listed ETF marketplace during November with ‘sells’ outstripping ‘buys’ by fourteen percentage points.



BlackRock cross-lists five iShares fixed income ETFs to SIX

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
BlackRock’s iShares ETFs captures record net inflows during 2017

BlackRock has cross-listed five fixed income ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. The suite of iShares funds provides exposure to inflation-linked government bonds, EUR-denominated high yield corporate bonds, USD-denominated corporate bonds, long-term Treasuries, and a core portfolio of corporate bonds.



WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

WisdomTree has launched three new Boost ETPs offering investors inverse exposure to UK Gilts, and triple inverse exposure to German Bunds and US Treasuries. Jose Poncela, head of ETNs at WisdomTree, Europe, said: “We’re excited to be launching three inverse fixed income ETPs at a time when such products are attracting the majority of flows year-to-date in the European short-and-leveraged market.”



Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs add 9.1 tonnes in November

The World Gold Council has reported that gold ETFs saw net inflows amounting to 9.1 tonnes of gold ($393 million) during November, bringing total holdings to 2,357t ($8.5 billion).



JP Morgan launches managed futures ETF on NYSE

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches actively managed futures ETF on NYSE

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund follows an actively managed hedge fund strategy and provides exposure to carry and momentum factors across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets.



First Trust launches currency-hedged versions of active FX ETF

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

First Trust Global Portfolios (FTGP) has launched euro- and pounds sterling-hedged share classes of the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (FTFX LN). Derek Fulton, CEO of FTGP, said, “These new hedged share classes allow euro and sterling denominated investors to access the strategy while controlling their exchange rate volatility against the fund’s USD base currency.”



Euronext to acquire Irish Stock Exchange

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Euronext buys Irish Stock Exchange for €137m

Euronext has announced the acquisition of the Irish Stock Exchange (ISE) for €137 million. Euronext is planning to combine ISE’s ETF issuer and listing expertise with its own pan-EU trading platform to deliver a pan-European ETF trading hub.



Invesco cross-lists Source Europe mid-cap ETF to Borsa Italiana

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Invesco cross-lists Source Europe mid-cap ETF to Borsa Italiana

Invesco PowerShares has cross-listed the Source Stoxx Europe Mid 200 UCITS ETF (SDJMID IM) on Borsa Italiana. The fund tracks a representation of mid-cap companies in Europe.