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Pacer agrees deal to use Citi indices for future ETFs

Aug 1st, 2017 | By
Pacer ETFs celebrates $1 billion AUM milestone

Pacer ETFs has announced a deal with Citi to license Citi’s proprietary indices for use in exchange-traded funds. Under the agreement, Pacer will use Citi’s indices to offer ETFs that provide institutional investors with strategy-driven solutions for risk management and long-term growth.



ETF Managers Group and PureFunds in partnership dispute

Aug 1st, 2017 | By

White-label ETF platform ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) has changed the names of six ETFs within the ETF Managers Series Trust, rebranding the funds ‘ETFMG’ following a dispute with the ETFs’ original partner PureFunds and its founder Andrew Chanin. The funds in question offer a range of thematic equity exposures and include the commercially successful PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF (NYSE Arca: HACK), which holds more than $1.1 billion in assets under management.



Deutsche cross-lists ‘core’ MSCI emerging markets ETF on SIX

Jul 31st, 2017 | By
Deutsche Asset Management is to cross-list the db X-trackers iBoxx USD Emerging Sovereigns Quality Weighted UCITS (EUR Hedged) ETF (XQUE) on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed the db x-trackers MSCI Emerging Markets Index UCITS ETF (XMME) on SIX Exchange. Introduced as part of Deutsche’s ‘core’ range of ETFs – low-cost, diversified funds designed to act as foundational building blocks for portfolio construction – the fund comes with a price tag of just 0.20%.



ETFs/ETPs listed globally gather record inflows in first half of 2017

Jul 26th, 2017 | By
US-listed ETFs gather $300bn net inflows YTD

Exchange-traded funds and exchange-traded products listed globally gathered record net inflows of $63.6bn in June and $347.7bn over the first half of this year, according to research by ETF industry consultant ETFGI. This marks a significant increase compared to the net inflows of $123.5bn recorded over the first six months of 2016.



WisdomTree’s ETF model portfolios now available through Envestnet Wealth Management platform

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree’s ETF model portfolios now available through Envestnet Wealth Management platform

WisdomTree has announced that its model portfolios will now be available on the Envestnet Wealth Management platform. Luciano Siracusano, WisdomTree’s chief investment strategist, commented: “We are pleased to be working with Envestnet to add WisdomTree’s model portfolios into its wealth management platform. Through the platform, advisors and ultimately their clients, will now have access to WisdomTree’s unique model portfolios which incorporate both asset allocation and ETF selection, further demonstrating our commitment to innovation.”



Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Lyxor launches US and European infrastructure ETFs

Lyxor has launched two new ETFs, the Lyxor FTSE USA Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: BILD) and the Lyxor FTSE Developed Europe Core Infrastructure Capped UCITS ETF (LON: MAKE), tracking companies from the US and European infrastructure sectors respectively. According to Lyxor, the ETFs may offer investors a steady source of income which is less sensitive to short-term market cycles and hedged against inflation.



Satrix launches global, US and emerging markets ETFs in South Africa

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Satrix new ETFs launched in South Africa

Satrix Managers, the company to launch the first ETF in South Africa, has rolled out three new ETFs on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), providing access to global, US and emerging market equities. To gain its designated exposures, Satrix will invest in funds of the iShares Core Series UCITS ETFs.



IG picks six of the best government bond ETFs

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
IG picks six of the best US ETFs

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG Group.

ETFs are excellent products for getting exposure to a wide number of asset classes, but with a multitude of competing ETFs using different indices, it can be difficult to know where to start. In this piece we take a look at six government bond ETFs.



MCX and Thomson Reuters to launch co-branded commodity indices

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
MCX and Thomson Reuters launch co-branded commodity indices

Multi Commodity Exchange of India (MCX) and Thomson Reuters have agreed to launch a suite of co-branded commodity indices in India. The indices will track the performance of commodity derivatives listed on MCX and will be created and maintained by Thomson Reuters.



Hedge fund professionals anticipate greater use of ETFs

Jul 24th, 2017 | By
Source launches GBP share class for MSCI Europe ex-UK ETF

More than nine out of ten (92%) of senior hedge fund professionals expect to see an increased value of ETFs being used within their industry this year, according to research commissioned by European ETF provider Source. Chris Mellor, executive director, equity product management at Source, said: “Hedge fund managers are sophisticated investors and it is clear they are increasingly seeing the benefits that ETFs provide them, such as a cost-effective means to execute their strategies.”