‘ Guggenheim ’

Invesco completes its acquisition of Guggenheim’s ETF business

Apr 9th, 2018 | By
Dan Draper, global head of ETFs at Invesco

Invesco has completed its acquisition of Guggenheim Investments’ ETF division. The deal follows the company’s recent acquisition of ETF provider Source, and makes Invesco the fourth largest ETF provider globally with ETF AUM over $215bn. Dan Draper, global head of ETFs at Invesco, commented, “We’re excited to add Guggenheim Investments’ complementary ETF business to our existing robust range of factor, smart beta, fixed income and equal weight ETFs.”



BlackRock expands suite of iShares target-maturity bond ETFs

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By
iShares launches new target-maturity bond ETF

BlackRock has rolled out a new target-maturity fixed-income ETF in the US – the iShares iBonds Dec 2024 Term Muni Bond ETF (IBMM US) – holding investment-grade US municipal bonds maturing between 1 January 2024 and 2 December 2024.



Invesco to move to one global brand

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Marty Flanagan, President and CEO of Invesco

Invesco has announced that it is moving to a unified global brand. The company will now be referred to as Invesco everywhere it does business with the brands affected by the change being Perpetual, Trimark and Invesco’s ETF business PowerShares. Marty Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, said, “Although we are moving to a unified brand, we will preserve the time-tested and distinctive investment perspectives, processes and approaches of our many investment teams across the globe.”



Guggenheim closes large-cap optimised ETF

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
Deutsche closes European and emerging markets high dividend ETFs

Guggenheim Investments will close and liquidate the Guggenheim Large Cap Optimized Diversification ETF (OPD US). The fund’s last trading day on the NYSE Arca will be 18 December 2017.



Invesco acquires Guggenheim’s ETF business

Sep 29th, 2017 | By
Martin L. Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco

Invesco, the asset manager behind the PowerShares brand of ETFs, has agreed a deal to acquire Guggenheim Investments’ ETF business for $1.2 billion in cash. The business includes around $37 billion of assets under management, comprising ETFs such as the $13.8 billion Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) and the popular BulletShares suite of defined-maturity bond ETFs. Martin L. Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, said: “Guggenheim Investments’ ETF business is highly complementary to Invesco’s, and will enable us to provide one of the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative ranges of smart beta ETFs.”



Indxx launches thematic climate change index

Sep 28th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI debuts carbon metrics for equity indices

Indxx has launched a thematic index – the Indxx Climate Change Index – tracking global companies from developed markets that provide products or services to mitigate and remediate the effects of climate change. The New York-based indexing boutique hopes that the index, which has been designed with ETF product development in mind, will enable investors to take a more climate-friendly perspective as well as gain exposure to the megatrend of climate change.



Goldman Sachs launches equal-weight US large cap ETF

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
Goldman Sachs launches equal-weight US large cap ETF

Goldman Sachs has introduced the Goldman Sachs Equal Weight US Large Cap Equity ETF (Bats: GSEW) which provides access to the 500 largest US-listed equities while mitigating some of the biases inherent in traditional market cap-weighted indices.



Invesco targets ETF issuer Guggenheim for acquisition

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By
Aberdeen Standard acquires ETF Securities’ US operations

Invesco, the asset manager behind the PowerShares range of ETFs, is rumoured to be in discussions to acquire part of the investment management business of Guggenheim Investments, including the firm’s ETF issuing arm. The deal, if completed, would mark the second major ETF-related acquisition for Invesco this year following the announcement in April that it would be taking control of Europe-based asset manager Source.



Guggenheim slashes fees on smart beta S&P 500 ETF

Jul 5th, 2017 | By
Douglas Mangini, senior managing director and head of intermediary distribution, Guggenheim Investments.

Guggenheim Investments has halved the management fee charged on its $13bn S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (NYSE Arca: RSP), from 0.40% to 0.20% in a bid to position itself as one of the lowest cost providers of smart beta ETF strategies. Douglas Mangini, head of intermediary distribution at Guggenheim, commented: “This significant fee reduction is designed to benefit existing shareholders and acknowledge the increasing use of RSP by institutional and individual investors as a core equity holding.”



Guggenheim changes name of actively managed $1bn enhanced short duration ETF

Jun 30th, 2017 | By
Guggenheim changes name of actively managed $1bn enhanced short duration ETF

Guggenheim Investments has changed the name of the Guggenheim Enhanced Short Duration ETF to the Guggenheim Ultra Short Duration ETF. The actively managed fund, which has over $1.1 billion in assets under management, will keep its ticker symbol (NYSE Arca: GSY). William H. Belden, managing director and head of ETF business development for Guggenheim Investments, said: “GSY can be used for tactical cash positions to deliver potentially greater return than cash as well as liquidity for non-immediate needs.”