‘ PowerShares ’

Moody’s investigates effects of smart beta ETF price war

Sep 14th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

The ongoing price war in smart beta ETF fees has the potential to negatively impact the credit ratings of traditional active asset managers as well as smart beta ETF providers, according to credit rating agency Moody’s.

Nasdaq and Taiwan Stock Exchange sign memorandum of understanding

Sep 12th, 2017 | By
Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Nasdaq and Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to promote mutual development and foster cooperation between the two companies. The memorandum paves the way for both sides to work closely together in expanding their ETF markets and facilitating the cross-listing of ETFs on both the Nasdaq and TWSE.

Healthtech ETFs get shot in the arm

Sep 6th, 2017 | By
Healthtech ETFs get shot in the arm

ETFs tracking biotechnology and healthcare technology equities have posted impressive recent performance: since 21 August 2017, the Source NASDAQ Biotech UCITS ETF (LON: SBIO) is up 10.2% and the iShares Healthcare Innovation UCITS ETF (LON: HEAL) has returned 5.6%. In comparison, the S&P 500 rose just 2.0% over the same period.

Assets in smart beta ETFs/ETPs reach record high

Aug 24th, 2017 | By
Smart Beta & Factor Correlations to the S&P 500

Assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record of $607 billion at the end of July 2017, according to data from ETF industry consultant ETFGI. Record levels of assets were also reached at the end of the month for equity smart beta ETFs/ETPs listed in the United States at $538.6bn, in Europe at $44.8bn, in Canada at $14.8bn and in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) at $5.6bn.

Invesco completes acquisition of ETF provider Source

Aug 21st, 2017 | By
Martin L. Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco

Invesco has announced it has completed its acquisition of European ETF provider Source. The transaction sees Invesco add Source’s $26 billion in assets under management to Invesco’s own existing global ETF AUM of approximately $120bn. Martin L. Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, commented: “The addition of Source’s specialist expertise and product innovation to Invesco’s strong and diversified range of investment capabilities will further enhance our ability to meet the investment needs and outcomes our clients seek.”

Launching a successful ETF

Aug 17th, 2017 | By
Launching a successful ETF

By John Jacobs and Richard Keary, ETF BILD Project

The industry has done a commendable job of explaining how to launch an ETF; we want to delve into the important activities that are a must for creating a successful ETF after it has been launched.

IG picks six of the best US equity ETFs

Aug 10th, 2017 | By
IG: Five mainstream criticisms of ETFs, and why you shouldn’t worry

By Oliver Smith, portfolio manager at IG.

The US market has been a huge growth area for ETFs and index funds, with falling fees enabling investors to get exposure at a very low cost. More recently a number of new products targeting different parts of the market have been launched in the UK. In this piece we take a look at six of the best US ETFs to consider for your portfolio.

Invesco targets ETF issuer Guggenheim for acquisition

Aug 3rd, 2017 | By
Turner Investments to acquire ETF issuer Elkhorn Capital

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.

US equity ETFs boosted as S&P 500 hits all-time high

Jul 27th, 2017 | By

US large-cap equity ETFs have recorded gains recently as the S&P 500 Index hit intraday- and closing-high records on 25 July 2017. In a week where 180 of the index’s constituents are reporting their second-quarter results, several companies have delivered better-than-expected earnings, pushing the index to 2,477.08 at the close. ETFs tracking the index, such as the $19.3bn iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF (LON: CSPX), have added around 10.7% so far in 2017.

Record Q2 dividends puts spotlight on UK income ETFs

Jul 19th, 2017 | By
Record Q2 UK dividends puts spotlight on income ETFs

UK companies distributed an all-time record £33.3 billion in dividends in the second quarter, comfortably beating the previous record of £29.1bn set in Q2 last year, according to research from Capita. The dividend windfall highlights the income-generating potential of UK stocks and is likely to enhance the appeal of UK income ETFs to yield-seeking investors.