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Franklin Templeton unveils passive ETF line-up linked to FTSE indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first fully passive ETFs, including 14 single-country and two regional funds. The ETFs, which track market cap-weighted indices designed by FTSE Russell, are scheduled to be listed on NYSE Arca on 6 November 2017. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said: “Our new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our offerings for US investors.”



ETF issuers top list of world’s largest asset managers

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
ETF issuers top list of world’s largest asset managers

ETF providers have taken the top three places in a ranking of global asset managers by assets under management (AUM), according to research from risk management and investment consultants Willis Towers Watson.



Nikko: Will investors be ready when Chinese bonds go global?

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Will investors be ready when Chinese bonds go global?

By Holger Mertens, head portfolio manager, global credit and Chia Woon Khien, senior portfolio manager, fixed income at Nikko Asset Management.



S&P DJI publishes carbon metrics for equity indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI debuts carbon metrics for equity indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has begun publishing carbon metrics on the majority of its equity indices, including the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. The initiative aims to support ESG transparency, enabling market participants to understand, measure and manage carbon risk.



USAA launches six debut ETFs

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
USAA launches six debut ETFs

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has become the latest new ETF issuer with the launch of six ETFs on NYSE Arca. Four of the ETFs track smart beta equity indices while two are actively managed fixed income strategies.



Evolve launches active healthcare ETF in Toronto

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Evolve launches active healthcare ETF in Toronto

Evolve Funds has launched the Evolve Global Healthcare Enhanced Yield ETF (LIFE) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The ETF provides exposure to healthcare stocks listed globally with a covered call overlay to improve yield.



Solactive EM consumer technology index to underlie new KraneShares ETF

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
New Solactive EM consumer technology index to underlie KraneShares ETF

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched the Solactive Emerging Markets Consumer Technology Index, providing exposure to the growing role of internet technology and e-commerce in emerging markets. The index will underlie a new ETF launched by KraneShares on the NYSE Arca.



Global ETF inflows up 80% on 2016 YTD, reports ETFGI

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
YTD Global ETF inflows up 80% on 2016, reports ETFGI

Year-to-date (YTD) net inflows for ETFs globally reached a record $433 billion at the end of September 2017, according to ETFGI, an increase of 79% from the same period in 2016. The $49bn of net new assets gathered during September marked the forty-fourth consecutive month of inflows and brings total global ETF assets to $4.5 trillion.



QuantShares’ Canadian ETF range renamed to AGFiQ

Oct 25th, 2017 | By
QuantShares' Canadian ETF range renamed to AGFiQ

Toronto-based AGF Investments has announced that its line-up of Canadian-domiciled QuantShares ETFs will be renamed AFGiQ ETFs to bring greater alignment across its brands. The name change will not affect the investment objectives, strategies, management or ticker symbols of the ETFs.



‘Knowledge Effect’ ETF surpasses $100m in assets

Oct 24th, 2017 | By
‘Knowledge Effect’ ETF surpasses $100m in assets

Colorado-based Knowledge Leaders Capital has announced that its Knowledge Leaders Developed World ETF (NYSE Arca: KLDW) has surpassed $100 million in assets under management. The New York-listed ETF is linked to the Knowledge Leaders Developed World Index, an equal-weighted index of companies identified through a proprietary process that capture the so-called ‘Knowledge Effect’.