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Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Barclays has launched the Barclays Rates Factor Indices, a suite of indices designed to capture risk premia (including carry, value, and momentum factors), from interest rate markets.



FTSE Russell launches two new ESG index families

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches two new ESG index families

FTSE Russell, one of the biggest players in the ETF indexing space, has announced the expansion of its environmental, social and governance (ESG) equity index offering with the launch of the FTSE Global Climate Index Series and the FTSE ESG Index Series.



Morgan Stanley’s global smart beta ETF sees large inflows

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
UBS launches two MSCI ACWI sustainability ETFs on LSE

The MS Scientific Beta Global Equity Factors UCITS ETF (GEF LN) has recorded significant inflows, gaining approximately $270 million in net new assets in Q3 2017.



Caixin to launch China-focused commodity indices

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight.

Caixin Insight has announced that it has entered into a strategic cooperation with commodity trading fund Gresham Investment Management in order to create a series of Chinese commodity indices. Gao Erji, executive president of Caixin Insight, commented: “This strategic cooperation between our two companies will fill the gaps in the traded index market for Chinese commodity futures.”



ETF Securities reports sizeable inflows into industrial metal ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Industrial Metals ETFs ETF Securities

Industrial metals ETFs recorded their largest weekly inflows since August 2014, according to ETF Securities’ fund flows analysis, after the commodity segment saw $112.9 million in net new assets during the week ended 24 November 2017.



VanEck: ETFs taking share in emerging market debt

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
VanEck: ETFs taking share in emerging market debt

By Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

October marked the ten year anniversary of the first emerging markets bond ETF. Since the launch of that first fund, ETFs have proven themselves to be a reliable and valuable way to access this market.



SPDR ETFs: Passive bubble trouble?

Nov 28th, 2017 | By

By Michael Arone, chief investment strategist of SPDR ETFs, State Street Global Advisors.

One of the most frequent questions I get from clients is “What do you think about the passive bubble?” However, asking the Chief Investment Strategist of State Street Global Advisors’ SPDR ETF business if there is a passive bubble is a little like asking a barber if you need a haircut – snip, snip. Of course there is no passive bubble!



Traders voice concerns over growth of passive investing

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Traders voice concerns over growth of passive investing

A mere 40% of respondents to a recent survey of European traders felt that the recent rise in passively managed assets will bring positive change to their companies. The study, conducted by SIX Swiss Exchange, a leading venue for ETF trading in Europe, found that a majority of those surveyed thought the ongoing growth of passive investing was a major concern for global markets.



BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

Nov 23rd, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has expanded its fixed income range with the launch of the iShares Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF (AGGG LN) on London Stock Exchange. The fund provides diversified exposure to investment grade fixed income across currencies, regions and sectors.



EY: Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in five years

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
EY: Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in five years

Two-thirds (67%) of survey respondents believe most asset managers will have an ETF offering in the next five years, according to consultancy firm EY. Although pointing to robust growth within the industry, the report also suggests that ETF providers will face new challenges as the industry grows in size and influence. Lisa Kealy, EY EMEIA wealth & asset management ETF leader, commented: “The industry will need to innovate around investors, refine investor journeys and reduce investor costs to remain competitive.”