‘ Global X Funds ’

Global X Funds’ uranium ETF to adopt new index

Mar 19th, 2018 | By
Uranium mining ETFs poised for re-rating

New York-based ETF provider Global X Funds has announced that the Global X Uranium ETF (URA US) will transition to a new index, the Solactive Global Uranium & Nuclear Components Total Return Index. The new index is designed to reduce the fund’s exposure to smaller capitalisation stocks compared to its current index.

Mirae anchors US presence by buying ETF provider Global X

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Taeyong Lee, President, Global Head of ETFs for Mirae Asset

Global X, the seventeenth-largest US-based ETF issuer, has entered into an agreement to sell 100% of its fully diluted shares to Mirae Asset Global Investments, an independent financial services business based in Asia. “With Global X on board, we are now connecting one of the most successful US ETF firms to a prominent Asian-based global ETF manager, creating a powerful ETF platform.” said Taeyong Lee, president, global head of ETFs for Mirae Asset.

ROBO ETF passes $2bn AUM

Jan 22nd, 2018 | By
ROBO ETF passes $2bn

The ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (ROBO US) has crossed the $2 billion threshold, having doubled its assets under management in the last five months. 

Factor ETFs – Eat before you pay

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Factor ETFs – Eat before you pay

By Dr Peter Hopkins, principal, Style Research.

There are lots of ways to entice people into parting with their money – and attractive packaging and descriptions are near the top of the list. ETFs are no exception to the aggressive marketing taking place; neither are the factors that are often used to calibrate the performance of these investments. But can you really trust the products? And what should you look out for?

Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Steffen Scheuble, CEO of Solactive

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive is celebrating ten years since its founding in 2007. The firm has grown to produce more than 4,500 indices for over 350 clients and there are now over 260 ETFs tracking indices calculated by Solactive. Steffan Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, commented, “This has been a wonderful ten-year journey full of excitements and challenges.”

Global X launches ‘iconic brands’ ETF

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
Global X launches ‘iconic brands’ ETF

Global X has launched the Global X Iconic US Brands ETF (Bats: LOGO), an ETF that invests in US-listed companies that possess strong brand equity and have built long-term loyalty among American customers.

Global X’s Robotics & AI ETF passes $450m in assets, one year after launch

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Global X Robotics & AI ETF passes $450m in assets one year after launch

The Global X Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (BOTZ) from New York-based provider Global X has celebrated its one-year anniversary while surpassing $450 million in assets under management. Jay Jacobs, director of research at Global X, said, “We brought BOTZ to market to offer investors an efficient tool to access this technological revolution, and we’re pleased to see that the market has been receptive.”

Global X launches preferred stock ETF

Sep 14th, 2017 | By
Global X Robotics & AI ETF passes $450m in assets one year after launch

Global X has launched the Global X US Preferred ETF (BATS: PFFD) providing broad exposure to the income-orientated US preferred asset class. Jay Jacobs, director of research at Global X, commented: “Preferreds have attractive yields that set them apart from other traditional income-generating asset classes like investment grade bonds and REITs.”

Indxx launches smart beta Japan dividend index

Aug 22nd, 2017 | By
Nikko: Japan’s inflation and monetary policy outlook

Indxx, an index provider headquartered in New York, has launched the Indxx Dominant Dividend Japan Index. The smart beta index gives exposure to 50 high dividend paying stocks domiciled in Japan. Indxx has indicated the index is suitable for use as the underlying for ETF creation.

First robotics and automation ETF hits $1bn in assets

Aug 16th, 2017 | By
First robotics and automation ETF hits $1bn in assets

The ROBO Global Robotics & Automation Index ETF (Nasdaq: ROBO) recently surpassed $1 billion in assets under management (AUM). Launched in October 2013, the ETF was the first to offer thematic equity exposure to companies involved in the production and use of robotics, automation and related technologies.