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DWS launches Xtrackers ETFs with sustainability focus

May 11th, 2018 | By
DWS launches Xtracker ETFs with sustainability focus

DWS has launched four new Xtrackers-branded ETFs, providing exposure to equities of firms with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings, as well as small current and expected future carbon footprints. The funds, which target large- and mid-cap stocks in Japan, the US, Europe and globally, harness sustainability ratings from index provider MSCI.

The impact of currency hedging your ETF

May 2nd, 2018 | By
The impact of currency hedging your ETF

To hedge, or not to hedge, that is the question faced by portfolio managers with global investment mandates. While institutional investors may have the luxury of delegating this question to a dedicated fx overlay manager, for others it has the potential to cause sleepless nights. One thing is for sure, the performance differences between being hedged or unhedged can be stark, as demonstrated by the returns of Euro Stoxx 50 equity ETFs over the past month.

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.

BNP Paribas launches two sustainability ETFs

Apr 23rd, 2018 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas has launched two new ETFs providing exposure to European and Japanese equities with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics. The new funds, which select constituents based on data from MSCI ESG Research are available to trade on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.

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.

Assets in Japan-listed ETFs reach record highs

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Tokyo ETFs

Assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a record high of $295 billion at the end of January 2018, surpassing the previous record of $276bn set at the end of 2017, according to ETF industry consultants ETFGI.

WisdomTree to close nine ETFs

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Direxion to close 12 inverse & leveraged sector ETFs

ETF and ETP provider WisdomTree has announced its intention to close and liquidate nine of its US-listed ETFs.

Record global ETP inflows for January 2018, reports Blackrock

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Patrick Mattar, a managing director within the iShares EMEA capital markets team

Global ETPs raked in $100.6 billion in net inflows during January, eclipsing the previous monthly inflow record of $68.7bn set in September 2008, while EMEA-listed ETPs gathered $14.1bn in January, equalling the largest monthly inflow of all time in January 2015, according to BlackRock’s latest ETP Landscape report. Patrick Mattar, iShares EMEA capital markets team at BlackRock, looks at the key themes behind the month’s record flows.

Japanese ETF industry grows assets by 59% in 2017

Jan 23rd, 2018 | By
Japan ETF industry grows assets by 59% in 2017

The total market cap of Japanese listed ETFs and ETPs grew by $102.5 billion to a record high of $275.8bn in 2017, representing a 59% increase for the year, reports ETF industry consultants ETFGI.

UBS cross-lists four EUR-hedged ESG ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
UBS adds new share classes to Bloomberg Barclays fixed income ETF suite on SIX

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed four currency-hedged ESG-themed ETFs on Deutsche Börse. The ETFs, which include three equity ETFs and one corporate bond ETF, are all based on indices which incorporate an evaluation of environmental, social and governance performance by MSCI. They also include in-built euro-currency hedges designed to mitigate the effect of adverse currency movements.