‘ Global ’

SSGA cross-lists global aggregate bond ETF onto SIX Swiss Exchange

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
SSGA enters fee war with ultra-low-cost SPDR Portfolio ETFs

State Street Global Advisors has cross-listed the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETF provides investors with low cost, globally diversified fixed income exposure, and has been listed with several currency-hedged share classes.

Deutsche expands quality dividend offering with global ETF

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
global quality ETFs dividends

Deutsche Asset Management has launched the Xtrackers Morningstar Global Quality Dividend UCITS ETF (XMGD GR) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The fund is the second ETF from Deutsche to track a Morningstar index that provides exposure to dividend-paying stocks from companies screened for robust financial health.

CICC and Krane launch China internet ETF

Apr 9th, 2018 | By
CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF is now listed on SEHK.

China International Capital Corporation and Krane Funds Advisors have launched their first joint ETF, the CICC KraneShares CSI China Internet Index ETF. Listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange, the ETF offers investors exposure to Chinese internet companies.

Deutsche launches two new quality-focused high-dividend ETFs

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
DWS launches Xtrackers emerging markets bond ETF on Xetra

Deutsche Asset Management, part of newly listed DWS Group, has unveiled two new Xtrackers ETFs offering exposure to high-dividend-paying quality stocks. The funds, which target US and global equity markets, have been listed on Deutsche Börse and the London Stock Exchange.

BlackRock launches iShares US infrastructure ETF on Cboe

Apr 6th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches iShares US infrastructure ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares US Infrastructure ETF (IFRA US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. IFRA tracks the NYSE FactSet US Infrastructure Index, composed of equities from two groups of infrastructure companies: owners and operators, such as railroad and utility firms; and enablers, such as materials and construction companies.

ETFs for Japan’s ongoing turnaround

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Japan equity indices slide on BoJ policies and Brexit fears

The Japanese market has come a long way since the so-called ‘lost decade,’ a period of severe economic stagnation for the country, following the Nikkei 225 index’s plunge from its all-time high of 38,957 in the winter of 1989. Investors seeking to benefit from the country’s ongoing turnaround have a multitude of interesting ETFs to choose from.

Deutsche cross-lists two Xtrackers income ETFs on SIX

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Deutsche AM cross-lists two ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed two income ETFs, the Xtrackers MSCI World High Dividend Yield UCITS ETF (XDWY SW) and Xtrackers iBoxx USD Corporate Bond Yield Plus UCITS ETF (XYLD SW), on SIX Swiss Exchange.

Saudi Arabia promoted to ‘Emerging’ status by FTSE Russell

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Khalid Al Hussan, Chief Executive Officer of Tadawul

FTSE Russell has promoted Saudi Arabia to Secondary Emerging Market status. As a consequence, the country will now be added to the FTSE Emerging Index, underlying reference to Vanguard’s sizeable EM ETFs, with a projected overall weighting of roughly 2.7%. Khalid Al Hussan, chief executive officer of Tadawul, said the promotion “marks a significant moment in the development of our [Saudi Arabia’s] capital markets.”

WisdomTree: Implications of a return to king dollar policy

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Christopher Gannatti, associate director of research, WisdomTree.

By Christopher Gannatti, associate director of research, WisdomTree.

One of the most important macro stories of the last 15-months has been the dramatic decline in the US dollar. This has helped spur international equity indexes that package foreign currency returns on top of the equity investments.

BlackRock launches iShares MSCI World Small Cap ETF

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has announced the launch of the iShares MSCI World Small Cap UCITS ETF (WSML LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The new ETF provides exposure to small-cap companies in developed markets worldwide. While investors can expect higher risk and the prospect of higher returns compared to global large-cap equity ETFs, the fund has the potential to play a strategic or tactical role within portfolios.