‘ Global ’

Solactive and UBS launch development bank bond indices

Apr 26th, 2018 | By
Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive

Solactive and UBS have launched the Solactive UBS Development Bank Bond Indices, a family of 36 total return indices tracking the performance of high-grade debt issued by the World Bank and other development banks. Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, said the indices “play a critical role in attracting capital to sustainable development.”



Three new iShares ETFs cross-listed on Xetra

Apr 25th, 2018 | By
BlackRock has cross-listed three of its iShares ETFs on Xetra

BlackRock has cross-listed three iShares ETFs onto Xetra. The new listings, which are not related, are traded in euros and offer access to global small-cap equities, companies operating in the automation and robotics industry, and a broadly diversified portfolio of commodity futures contracts.



Mirae Asset and CSOP to delist leveraged and inverse ETPs

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
Mirae Asset and CSOP delist leveraged and inverse ETPs.

Mirae Asset Global Investments and CSOP Asset Management are closing some of their leveraged and inverse ETP products currently listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.



Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE in March

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
March saw 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs listed on the LSE.

The number of ETFs and ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange rose significantly in March, with 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs added during the month. New listings on the exchange were provided by VanEck, UBS, Societe Generale, BlackRock, Lyxor and Deutsche Asset Management.



JP Morgan makes ETF debut on SIX Swiss Exchange

Apr 18th, 2018 | By
Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs, JP Morgan Asset Management.

JP Morgan Asset Management has made its ETF debut in Switzerland with the cross-listings of four products on SIX Swiss Exchange. Bryon Lake, head of international ETFs at JP Morgan commented, “In developing our ETF business, we are seeking to make JP Morgan Asset Management’s acknowledged, long-established expertise available in the ETF domain.”



Vanguard launches first ever active ETFs down under

Apr 17th, 2018 | By
Vanguard has launched its first two actively managed ETFs on Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

Vanguard has launched its first actively managed ETFs on Australian Securities Exchange – the Vanguard Global Value Equity Active ETF (VVLU AU) and Vanguard Global Minimum Volatility Active ETF (VMIN AU). The funds are managed by Vanguard’s Quantitative Equity Group and combine rules-based methodologies with an active oversight to provide targeted and consistent factor exposures.



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.



First Trust launches Europe’s first blockchain ETF

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios

First Trust Global Portfolios has launched Europe’s first blockchain ETF, the First Trust Indxx Innovative Transaction and Process UCITS ETFs (BLOK LN), on the London Stock Exchange. Derek Fulton, CEO at First Trust Global Portfolios, said: “We are pleased to bring to market this innovative UCITS ETF – BLOK. With an increasing number of institutions harnessing blockchain technology and applications spanning a wide range of industries, we believe the efficiency, auditability and transparency provided by blockchain offers the potential for significant growth opportunities.”



BlackRock introduces euro-hedging for two HY corporate bond ETFs

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
euros euro-hedging currency hedged etfs

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.



Causeway launches two NextShares ETFs

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
Causeway launches two NextShares ETFs

US investment manager Causeway Capital Management has launched two exchange-traded managed funds using Eaton Vance’s ‘NextShares’ vehicle structure. The Causeway Global Value NextShares (CIVEC US) and Causeway International Value NextShares (CGVIC US) are available to trade on Nasdaq Exchange.