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EQM Indexes launches battery metals and mining index

May 4th, 2018 | By
Jane Edmondson, CEO and co-founder of EQM Indexes LLC

EQM Indexes has launched the EQM Battery Metals and Mining Index, providing exposure to companies worldwide in the metal and material supply chain for advanced battery technologies. Jane Edmondson, CEO and co-founder of EQM Indexes, said, “These companies offer investors the opportunity to participate in the growth of battery technology, which is benefiting from accelerating global demand, especially for electric vehicles.”



VanEck cross-lists global mining ETF on Xetra

May 3rd, 2018 | By
New VanEck Vectors ETF cross-list onto the Xetra and Börse Frankfurt

VanEck Vectors’ recently launched global mining ETF has been cross-listed onto Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Börse Frankfurt. The VanEck Vectors Global Mining UCITS ETF (WMIN GY) provides investors with access to equities, ADRs and GDRs of metal and mining companies worldwide.



Societe Generale launches 74 inverse and leveraged ETPs on LSE

May 3rd, 2018 | By
Lyxor confirms launch of physically-replicated ETFs

Societe Generale has launched a series of 74 inverse and leveraged ETPs on London Stock Exchange. The product suite provides investors with leveraged daily long and short exposures to commodities, currency pairs and mainstream equity indices.



Calculating the high cost of active managers who underperform

May 3rd, 2018 | By
Calculating the high cost of active managers who underperform

By Matthew Bartolini, head of SPDR Americas research at SSGA.

When it comes to active management, underperformance can be costly for investors relying on these strategies to beat the market. But just how costly is underperformance? We conducted an analysis to answer that question and found at least $300 billion of active equity management is not worth its fees. Here’s a closer look at our findings—and what they mean for investors who use active strategies.



Energy ETFs top performers in April

May 2nd, 2018 | By
Some energy-focused ETFs returned over 11% in April

ETFs exposed to energy stocks have outperformed the broader equity ETF universe in April, with several funds notching up returns in excess of 11% for the month. Two ETFs which track the MSCI World Energy Index—the Lyxor MSCI World Energy TR UCITS ETF (NRGW LN) and Xtrackers MSCI World Energy Index UCITS ETF (XDW0 LN)—returned 10.0% and 9.3% respectively.



ETF Securities Australia reaches $1 billion AUM

May 2nd, 2018 | By
Kris Walesby, CEO of ETF Securities Australia.

ETF Securities Australia has reached $1 billion in assets under management, driven, the firm says, by investors seeking easy, transparent and low-cost access to a range of asset classes. Kris Walesby, CEO of ETF Securities Australia, commented, “It is significant that each year Australian investors become more confident and comfortable using ETFs to build their portfolios in a simple and low-cost way.”



PIMCO: Global debt and The New Neutral

May 1st, 2018 | By
Nicola Mai, portfolio manager, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO.

By Nicola Mai, portfolio manager, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO.

Back in 2014, PIMCO developed the concept of The New Neutral as a secular framework for interest rates. After the financial crisis, the global economy entered a new regime in which the equilibrium (i.e., neutral or natural) policy rates needed to ensure trend growth and at-target inflation would be much lower than their historical levels.



Evolve and Solactive partner on global innovation ETF

Apr 30th, 2018 | By
Raj Lala, President and CEO of Evolve ETFs

Evolve ETFs is preparing to launch the Evolve Innovation Index ETF (EDGE CN) on Toronto Stock Exchange. EDGE invests in companies involved in innovative or disruptive trends across a broad range of industries. Raj Lala, president & CEO of Evolve ETFs, said the fund “combines today’s most transformational themes into a single diversified portfolio of disruptive industries.”



Four reasons underperforming gold equities may be about to turn

Apr 26th, 2018 | By
VanEck: Gold reacts to dwindling reflation trade

By Joe Foster, portfolio manager and strategist, VanEck.

Lack of investor interest and misguided cost concerns have been fuelling underperformance in gold equity for some time but perhaps the market is now reaching a turning point.



VanEck launches global mining ETF on LSE

Apr 26th, 2018 | By
VanEck global mining ETF

VanEck Europe has launched the VanEck Vectors Global Mining UCITS ETF (GDIG LN) on the London Stock Exchange, providing access to firms around the world which are operating in the mining industry. The new offering complements the firm’s existing portfolio of ETFs which includes funds tracking the global gold mining sector.