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Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Lyxor has cross-listed the Lyxor SG Japan Quality Income UCITS ETF (SGQJ SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund was launched in September this year and provides access to high-quality Japanese companies that pay high dividends.



Robotic ETFs cash in

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
2017 – the year of the robot?

Thematic ETFs providing access to companies involved in the manufacture or use of robotics and automation have seen stunning growth in assets under management (AUM) in 2017, fuelled both by large inflows and remarkable returns.



Solactive launches Tradable European Factor Index Series

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched a family of five European single factor equity indices, which will tracks firms with strong value, quality, low beta, price momentum, and earnings momentum characteristics. The smart beta indices have been exclusively licensed to Invesco PowerShares to underlie a suite of ETFs launched on Deutsche Börse earlier this week.



Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Barclays has launched the Barclays Rates Factor Indices, a suite of indices designed to capture risk premia (including carry, value, and momentum factors), from interest rate markets.



USCF to launch two new private equity ETFs

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
USCF to launch two new private equity ETFs

USCF has announced it has registered two new ETFs that aim to provide investors with the long-term return characteristics of a private equity allocation. John Love, president and CEO of USCF, commented: “The new USCF ETFs are intended to make it easy for investors to access private equity-like long-term profiles at a lower price point that traditional private equity investments.”



Invesco launches five PowerShares European equity factor ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Invesco PowerShares launches five European equity factor ETFs

Invesco PowerShares has launched five European equity ETFs, each offering focused exposure to a single factor – value, quality, low beta, price momentum, and earnings momentum. Chris Mellor, equity product specialist at Invesco PowerShares, commented: “We expect these new ETFs to attract a variety of investors who want to pursue factors from either a tactical or a strategic perspective.”



Traders voice concerns over growth of passive investing

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Traders voice concerns over growth of passive investing

A mere 40% of respondents to a recent survey of European traders felt that the recent rise in passively managed assets will bring positive change to their companies. The study, conducted by SIX Swiss Exchange, a leading venue for ETF trading in Europe, found that a majority of those surveyed thought the ongoing growth of passive investing was a major concern for global markets.



UBS rolls out two inflation-linked euro government bond ETFs

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
UBS unveils two inflation-linked euro government bond ETFs

UBS Asset Management has continued to roll out its two new fixed income ETFs – which provide exposure to different maturity segments of the inflation-linked euro government bond universe – by listing the funds on London Stock Exchange and SIX Swiss Exchange. The funds are also available on Deutsche Börse.



Gold ETFs face short-term headwinds, reports VanEck

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
Gold ETFs face short-term headwinds, reports VanEck

ETFs that offer exposure to gold are expected to face headwinds in the coming months, as a number of factors look set to put pressure on the gold price in the near term, according to a new research note from VanEck.



EY: Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in five years

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
EY: Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in five years

Two-thirds (67%) of survey respondents believe most asset managers will have an ETF offering in the next five years, according to consultancy firm EY. Although pointing to robust growth within the industry, the report also suggests that ETF providers will face new challenges as the industry grows in size and influence. Lisa Kealy, EY EMEIA wealth & asset management ETF leader, commented: “The industry will need to innovate around investors, refine investor journeys and reduce investor costs to remain competitive.”