‘ Fixed Income ’

Invesco launches new share class for its preferred shares ETF

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
Invesco launches new share class for its preferred shares ETF

Invesco has launched a currency-hedged share class of its recently listed PowerShares Preferred Shares UCITS ETF, which provides exposure to preferred shares issued into the US market. The new share class, which mitigates exchange rate risk between the US dollar and the euro, has been listed on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.



MiFID II takes away US’ edge in ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
MiFID II takes away US’ edge in ETFs

By Hector McNeil, co-CEO and founder of HANetf.

MiFID II, the package of comprehensive Europe-wide rules designed to strengthen protection for investors and improve transparency, was formerly enacted at the beginning of 2018, in a move which should accelerate adoption of ETFs in Europe – a market that already grew by over 40% last year.



Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Apr 20th, 2018 | By
Hartford Funds launches Schroders tax-aware bond ETF

Hartford Funds has launched the Hartford Schroders Tax-Aware Bond ETF (HTAB US) on NYSE Arca. Sub-advised by Schroder Investment Management North America, the actively managed ETF targets strong after-tax returns by investing in a diversified portfolio of taxable and tax-exempt bonds. Vernon Meyer, CIO, Hartford Funds, said, “Investors are seeking high quality fixed income solutions providing compelling after-tax returns at a competitive price.”



ITI Funds cross-lists two Russia ETFs on MOEX

Apr 15th, 2018 | By
Short interest in Russian ETFs declines as economic conditions improve

ITI Funds, the ETF issuing arm of emerging markets specialist Da Vinci Capital Management, has cross-listed two of its Russia focused ETFs on Moscow Stock Exchange (MOEX). The two ETFs – an equity fund and a bond fund – were first listed on London Stock Exchange on 22 February of this year.



BlackRock introduces euro-hedging for two HY corporate bond ETFs

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
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BlackRock has introduced two new currency-hedged share classes for two of its high yield corporate bond ETFs listed on Deutsche Börse. The funds offer exposure to US dollar-denominated corporate bonds and global fallen angel bonds, while the new share classes mitigate exchange rate risk relative to the euro.



DWS cuts fees on euro cash and US Treasury ETFs

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
Blanca Koenig, fixed income strategist at Deutsche Wealth Solutions.

DWS has reduced the fees charged on five of its Xtrackers-branded ETFs. The funds include four US Treasury ETFs and a euro cash deposit rate tracker.

“We are making our US Treasuries and EUR cash offering even more attractive for our clients at a time when, particularly with increased volatility, investors are trading more fixed income exposures using ETFs,” said Blanca Koenig, fixed income strategist at DWS.



Prudential enters the ETF arena with ultra-short bond fund

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments.

Prudential Global Investment Management (PGIM) has brought its first ETF to market with the launch of the PGIM Ultra Short Bond ETF (PULS US) on NYSE Arca. PULS is an actively managed fund which provides exposure to a diversified portfolio of ultra-short fixed income securities. Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments. “The actively managed ETF market, while small, has seen steady growth. Entering this market is a natural next step to expand our product range.”



Evolve launches actively managed bond ETF on NEO

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
Raj Lala, President and CEO of Evolve ETFs

Evolve Funds has launched the Evolve Active Core Fixed Income ETF on the Aequitas NEO Exchange. The actively managed fund, sub-advised by Foyston, Gordon & Payne, invests primarily in high-quality Canadian fixed income securities. Raj Lala, president and CEO of Evolve ETFs, said, “The Evolve Active Core Fixed Income ETF addresses investors’ need for fixed income strategies which help mitigate market risk and lower volatility in their investment portfolios. ”



SSGA cross-lists global aggregate bond ETF onto SIX Swiss Exchange

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
SSGA enters fee war with ultra-low-cost SPDR Portfolio ETFs

State Street Global Advisors has cross-listed the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETF provides investors with low cost, globally diversified fixed income exposure, and has been listed with several currency-hedged share classes.



VanEck cross-lists two high-yield bond ETFs on Xetra

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
VanEck cross-lists two high-yield bond ETFs

VanEck has cross-listed two high-yield fixed income ETFs onto Xetra: the VanEck Vectors Emerging Markets High Yield Bond UCITS ETF (HY3M GY) and the VanEck Vectors Global Fallen Angel High Yield Bond UCITS ETF (GFEA GY). The funds debuted on the London Stock Exchange last month.