‘ Fixed Income ’

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.



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 cross-lists five iShares fixed income ETFs to SIX

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.”



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.”



Lyxor cross-lists floating rate bond ETF on SIX

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Francois Millet, head of product line management, ETFs & indexing, at Lyxor.

Lyxor has listed the Lyxor $ Floating Rate Note CHF Monthly Hedged UCITS ETF (FLOTH SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing currency-hedged exposure to dollar-denominated corporate debt that is protected from rising interest rates. Francois Millet, head of product line management, ETFs & indexing, at Lyxor said: “For us, it was important to create a simple, low-cost way for investors to access the US dollar-denominated floating rate note market. As a Luxembourg SICAV, this ETF will be attractive to investors right across Europe.”



Arrow Capital launches its first ETF in Canada

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Arrow Capital Management ETFs

Arrow Capital Management has launched the Exemplar Investment Grade ETF (CORP CN), an actively managed fixed income ETF aimed at investors looking to protect their portfolios during periods of rising interest rates. Listed on Toronto Stock Exchange, the fund marks Arrow Capital’s first foray into the ETF provider space.



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.



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.