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Three new iShares ETFs cross-listed on Xetra

Apr 25th, 2018 | By
BlackRock has cross-listed three of its iShares ETFs on Xetra

BlackRock has cross-listed three of its iShares ETFs on Xetra. The new listings are traded in euros and offer access to global small-cap equities, companies operating in the automation and robotics industry, and a broadly diversified portfolio of commodity futures contracts.



Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE in March

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
March saw 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs listed on the LSE.

The number of ETFs and ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange rose significantly in March, with 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs added during the month. New listings on the exchange were provided by VanEck, UBS, Societe Generale, BlackRock, Lyxor and Deutsche Asset Management.



Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios AUM

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios AUM

Investment research firm Morningstar has published the latest instalment of its ETF Managed Portfolios Landscape Report. The report, which covers the fourth-quarter of 2017, found that total AUM in the ETF managed portfolios segment increased by 7.0%, to $123.0 billion. Charles Schwab Investment Advisory holds the top spot with over $12.4bn in AUM across 15 strategies.



JP Morgan launches emerging markets ESG indices

Apr 18th, 2018 | By
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JP Morgan has unveiled three fixed income indices targeting the emerging markets universe, integrating environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) factors within their construction methodology. The launches mark the beginning of a wider venture, conceived in partnership with BlackRock, to introduce a suite of global bond indices revolving around sustainability.



BlackRock introduces euro-hedging for two HY corporate bond ETFs

Apr 13th, 2018 | By
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BlackRock has introduced two new currency-hedged share classes for two of its high yield corporate bond ETFs listed on Deutsche Börse. The funds offer exposure to US dollar-denominated corporate bonds and global fallen angel bonds, while the new share classes mitigate exchange rate risk relative to the euro.



BlackRock launches distributing share class for Euro Stoxx 50 ex-financials ETF

Apr 12th, 2018 | By
iShares launches ETF on LSE and Xetra

BlackRock has launched a distributing share class for the iShares Euro Stoxx 50 ex-Financials UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse and London Stock Exchange. The fund tracks the Euro Stoxx 50 ex-Financials Index, which is created by stripping financials out of the widely followed Euro Stoxx 50 Index.



BlackRock adds US small-caps to iShares ESG ETF suite

Apr 11th, 2018 | By
ESG Small-Cap sustainable etfs

BlackRock has expanded its range of socially responsible ETFs with the launch of the iShares MSCI USA Small-Cap ESG Optimized ETF (ESML US) on Cboe Global Markets. The fund provides exposure to US small-cap stocks which have been screened for strong environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics.



SSGA cross-lists global aggregate bond ETF onto SIX Swiss Exchange

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
SSGA enters fee war with ultra-low-cost SPDR Portfolio ETFs

State Street Global Advisors has cross-listed the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETF provides investors with low cost, globally diversified fixed income exposure, and has been listed with several currency-hedged share classes.



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.”



ETFs for Japan’s ongoing turnaround

Apr 5th, 2018 | By
Japan equity indices slide on BoJ policies and Brexit fears

The Japanese market has come a long way since the so-called ‘lost decade,’ a period of severe economic stagnation for the country, following the Nikkei 225 index’s plunge from its all-time high of 38,957 in the winter of 1989. Investors seeking to benefit from the country’s ongoing turnaround have a multitude of interesting ETFs to choose from.