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First Trust launches AI & robotics ETF on Nasdaq

Feb 22nd, 2018 | By
First Trust launches actively managed broad fixed income ETF

First Trust has launched the First Trust Nasdaq Artificial Intelligence and Robotics ETF (ROBT US) on Nasdaq Exchange, providing access to companies globally that are directly exposed to developments in artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. Ryan Issakainen, SVP and ETF strategist at First Trust, said, “As a leading provider of thematic ETFs, we are excited to offer ROBT as a way for investors to gain exposure to this dynamic investment theme.”

First Trust Global Portfolios’ ETF suite reaches $600m AUM

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

The assets under management of First Trust Global Portfolios’ (FTGP) European-listed ETF suite has grown to over $600m since the firm debuted its first ETF in the European market in 2011. Derek Fulton, CEO at FTGP said, “We have been hugely encouraged by the increasing interest in our trusted innovative investment solutions and believe this significant growth underlines the value of our proven investment strategies.”

First Trust launches blockchain ETF on Nasdaq

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
First Trust launches ETF tracking newly created blockchain index

First Trust has launched the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction & Process ETF (LEGR US) on Nasdaq, tracking the performance of a basket of companies globally that are associated with blockchain technology. The ETF is linked to the Indxx Blockchain Index, created and administered by New York-based Indxx.

First Trust’s US IPO ETF reaches $1bn AUM

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Dr. Josef Schuster, CEO of IPOX Schuster

The First Trust US Equity Opportunities ETF (FPX US), which provides exposure to recent US IPOs and spin-offs, has reached over $1 billion in assets under management. Josef Schuster, creator of the strategy, said it offers access to “an economically significant group of companies which often serve as a proxy for economic growth and innovation”.

LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Ten new ETFs and 27 ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in December 2017, making it exchange’s busiest month of the year for new listings. On-exchange ETF/ETP trading, however, was down for the month and broadly flat for the year.

Etalon Capital launches US SPAC Index

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Alex Gavrish, CEO of Etalon Capital

Etalon Capital has announced the launch of the US SPAC Index. Alex Gavrish, CEO of Etalon Capital stated “We have seen the SPAC market becoming more active lately. The new index will give investors more information and add transparency to this market segment.” 

First Trust introduces CAD-hedged units of US sector ETFs

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
First Trust introduces CAD-hedged units of US sector ETFs

First Trust Portfolios Canada has introduced currency-hedged units for four of its US sector ETFs currently listed on Toronto Stock Exchange. The four ETFs in question provide exposure to Russell 1000 equities from the consumer staples, industrials, technology, and healthcare sectors using the AlphaDEX methodology as a stock selection overlay.

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.”

First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX ETF passes €100m milestone

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios

The First Trust Eurozone AlphaDEX UCITS ETF (FEUZ LN) has grown to over €100 million in AUM three years after launch. The ETF, which provides smart beta exposure to eurozone stocks with growth and value characteristics, has also been awarded a coveted five-star Morningstar Rating based on a risk- and cost-adjusted analysis of fund performance compared to similar eurozone large-cap equity funds. Derek Fulton, CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios, commented: “We believe this demonstrates the true flexibility of the ETF structure to deliver alpha for investors.”

First Trust launches US SMID dividend achievers ETF

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
First Trust launches SMID dividend achievers ETF

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (Nasdaq: SDVY), providing exposure to a diversified portfolio of high quality US-listed income-producing equities from the small- and mid-cap segments of the market.