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AlphaClone makes changes to two ETFs

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone

AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts have announced that two AlphaClone-branded ETFs will undergo a change in fees, underlying index exposure, and trading exchange, effective 27 December 2017. The funds provide hedge-fund-like returns by selecting equities which are common to hedge funds’ publicly disclosed positions. Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone said, “Our approach seeks to combine the best of man and machine by leveraging the most established investors while offering a rules-based investment methodology.”



AdvisorShares Vice ETF shuns ESG

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
VICE ETF AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares has launched the actively managed AdvisorShares Vice ETF (ACT US) on Nasdaq Exchange. While funds providing ESG-focused exposure are increasingly in vogue, ACT is the first ETF to provide concentrated exposure to companies in the alcohol, cannabis and tobacco sectors.



New Frontier Advisors launches ETF-based global balanced index

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Dr. Richard Michaud, CEO of New Frontier Advisors.

New Frontier Advisors has unveiled the New Frontier Global Balanced Index tracking the performance of a global multi-asset risk-managed portfolio. The index is a 60/40 balanced portfolio currently comprising 27 ETFs. Dr. Richard Michaud, CEO of New Frontier Advisors, said, “We believe the New Frontier Global Balanced Index represents the next step in the evolution of major financial indices.”



Emerging markets the biggest opportunity in 2018, says VanEck

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
VanEck makes strategic European ETF acquisition

By Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck.

The biggest investment opportunity for 2018 remains in emerging markets equities. As we entered 2017, US equities had done well for five years, meaning investors were underweight international and emerging markets. Emerging markets have however outperformed dramatically this year and we think it is still early innings for this asset class.



ETFs will relegate mutual funds to ‘legacy products’, says HANetf’s McNeil

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

Mutual funds will become legacy products within 15 years, with ETF assets in Europe set to treble within the next decade, according to Hector McNeil, chief executive of new white-label ETF provider HANetf.



Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

In a review of 2017, Hamish Preston, senior associate, index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices states that “risk was the dog that didn’t bite this year”.



ETF providers take active approach to stewardship: Morningstar

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
ETF providers take active approach to stewardship Morningstar

ETF providers are taking an increasingly active approach to stewardship of the companies they hold passive stakes in, according to new research from Morningstar. The report reveals that contrary to passive investing critics, the shift to index investing has not led to an abdication of shareholder oversight.



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.



Mackenzie launches actively managed gender diversity ETF on NEO

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Mackenzie Global Leadership Impact ETF NEO Exchange Canada

Mackenzie Investments has launched the actively managed Mackenzie Global Leadership Impact ETF (MWMN CN) on NEO Exchange in Canada. The ESG-focused fund invests primarily in companies that promote gender diversity and women’s leadership within their organizational structure.