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FTSE 100 ETFs benefit as blue-chip UK index reaches new heights

Nov 6th, 2017 | By
FTSE 100 ETFs benefit as UK index reaches new heights

ETFs tracking the FTSE 100 Index have rallied as the UK blue-chip index closed at a new record high of 7,560 on Friday 3 November 2017, driven by a strong global economy and a weak pound. Laith Khalaf, senior analyst at brokers Hargreaves Lansdown, said: “Stock market investors continue to reap the rewards of loose monetary policy and an improving global economy.”



WisdomTree and IQCIO launch ETF model portfolios

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
WisdomTree and IQCIO launch ETF model portfolios

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree IQCIO Risk-Managed Model Portfolios in collaboration with quant-focused portfolio advisors IQCIO. The model portfolios combine WisdomTree’s fundamentally weighted investment approach with IQCIO’s Intelligent Portfolio Optimizer for ETF selection and dynamic asset allocation.



SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
SIX reports slowdown in ETF turnover

SIX Swiss Exchange reported a 13.7% drop in Q3 ETF trading volumes compared to Q2, with the majority of the decrease accounted for by equity ETFs, after the benchmark Swiss Market Index SMI traded sideways for much of the quarter. The year-on-year decline was a relatively modest 3.6%.



Horizons launches Canada’s first AI-driven ETF

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Horizons launches active equity dividend ex-North America ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active AI Global Equity ETF (MIND) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. MIND is Canada’s first ETF to use artificial intelligence for all security selection decisions. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Unlike today’s portfolio managers who may be susceptible to investor biases such as overconfidence or cognitive dissonance, MIND is devoid of all emotion. It is purely systematic in how it makes investment decisions.”



In-house funds of ETFs to prosper, finds Cerulli

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Low-cost funds of ETFs likely to prosper, finds Cerulli

While external funds of funds (FoFs) have grown faster than internal FoFs in recent years, a new breed of low-cost passive in-house fund holding ETFs is likely to prosper, according to a study by research house Cerulli.



Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Global passive assets to hit $37 trillion by 2025, reports PwC

Global passive assets are set to more than double from $14 trillion in 2016 to $37tn by 2025, according to a recent report from professional services firm PwC.



Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive is celebrating ten years since its founding in 2007. The firm has grown to produce more than 4,500 indices for over 350 clients and there are now over 260 ETFs tracking indices calculated by Solactive. Steffan Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, commented, “This has been a wonderful ten-year journey full of excitements and challenges.”



Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Inspire Investing has reported that its family of US-listed biblically responsible ETFs has passed $100 million in assets under management (AUM) just eight months after launching in February this year.



EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports five years of outperformance

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports benchmark-beating performance on five-year anniversary

The EcoLogical Strategy ETF (NYSE Arca: HECO), an actively managed ETF focused on investing in green companies, has provided benchmark-beating returns since its inception five years ago.



Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

South African asset manager Sygnia has unveiled four new ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as part of its Sygnia Itrix range. The funds provide exposure to a range of local and international asset classes including JSE-listed equities, US equities and global property.