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Bond ETFs on track to reach $1.5 trillion by 2022, says BlackRock

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By
Investors ditch US equity ETPs in February amid market sell-off, finds BlackRock

Assets invested in bond ETFs are on track to double to $1.5 trillion globally by 2022 if current growth rates persist, according to BlackRock. The asset manager behind the iShares range of ETFs notes that the global bond ETF industry has seen a significant uptick in net inflows during 2017, gathering $126.4bn as at the end of September – already surpassing 2016’s full-year flows of $115.6bn.

BNP Paribas launches defensive European high yield bond ETF

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas has launched a new ETF offering exposure to the European high yield credit market while hedging against market downturns through the use of a protective put strategy.

Columbia Threadneedle launches smart beta fixed income ETF

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
Columbia Threadneedle launches smart beta fixed income ETF

Columbia Threadneedle has launched the Columbia Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF (NYSE Arca: DIAL), building out its smart beta ETF suite. DIAL provides a global multi-sector strategy, which is designed to serve as a core bond allocation. Marc Zeitoun, head of strategic beta at Columbia Threadneedle, commented: “DIAL’s disciplined process is designed to seek more sources of income and avoid the overconcentration found in traditional fixed income benchmarks.”

Lion Global and Phillip launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Lion Global and Phillips launch first Singapore REIT ETF

Lion Global Investors and Phillip Capital Management, two Singapore-based asset managers, have teamed up to launch the first ETF to focus entirely on Singapore real estate investment trusts (REITs). The Lion-Phillip S-REIT ETF will trade on the Singapore Exchange and will track the Morningstar Singapore REIT Yield Focus Index.

Deutsche Asset Management’s US ETF line-up rebranded as Xtrackers

Oct 2nd, 2017 | By
Deutsche lowers fees on Xtrackers international equity ETF suite

Deutsche Asset Management has announced that it is renaming its range of US-listed ETFs to Xtrackers to harmonise the fund names with the recent changes to European and Asian ETFs and ETCs. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management, Americas, Deutsche Asset Management, commented: “As an asset manager with deep roots in Europe, it was important for our global businesses to align to better capitalize on our truly global reach.

IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

ETFs and Index funds continue to take market share off their actively managed counterparts on an almost one-for-one basis. Active manager warnings grow ever more shrill, ‘a ticking time bomb,’ ‘the cause of the next financial crisis.’ But are they right?

First Trust planning changes to US dividend ETF

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
Amundi to launch S&P 500 buyback ETF

First Trust Portfolios Canada is planning to change the name and underlying index of the First Trust AlphaDEX US Dividend ETF (CAD-Hedged) (TSX: FUD), a fund which gives investors exposure to US large-cap equities that pay higher-than-average dividends.

Deutsche to cross-list core equity & corporate bond ETFs to LSE

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
VanEck launches two high yield corporate bond ETF on London Stock Exchange

Deutsche Asset Management is planning to cross-list four ETFs, two corporate bond and two low-cost ‘core’ equity funds, on London Stock Exchange. Simon Klein, head of passive distribution, EMEA and APAC, Deutsche Asset Management, says the cross-listings “expand the opportunities for investors in ETF format” and help “make these funds available to as wide an audience as possible”.

European ETF industry set for record growth despite reduced August flows

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with AUM growth of 40%

Europe-listed ETFs are on track to set a new record for asset under management growth in a calendar year, according to the August edition of Lyxor’s monthly ETF barometer report. As of the end of August 2017, year-to-date (YTD) net inflows in the region amount to €64 billion, significantly above the prior YTD record of €51bn recorded in 2015, despite August bringing the lowest flows into equity ETFs since September 2016.

VanEck: Real yields rule – emerging markets local bonds lead the way

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Fran Rodilosso, head of fixed income ETF portfolio management at VanEck.

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

Looking for attractive yields? Look no further than emerging markets local currency bonds. These bonds provide significantly higher yields than those offered by developed markets bonds, both in nominal terms and in real terms. While higher yields often mean greater credit risk, local inflation levels can be a greater contributor to the nominal yields of emerging markets bonds.