‘ Latin America ’

S&P Dow Jones unveils Colombia index, licensed to Horizons ETFs

May 28th, 2014 | By
S&P Dow Jones unveils Colombia index, licensed to Horizons ETFs

S&P Dow Jones Indices has unveiled the S&P Colombia Select Index, an index tracking the performance of the largest and most liquid stocks domiciled in Colombia. The index uses a modified market capitalization weighting scheme, providing investors with a broad, yet replicable index covering the Colombian equity market. The index will soon be available to Colombian investors in investable format, following its licensing to Horizons ETFs’ Latin American operation to serve as the basis for an exchange-traded fund.



Amundi slashes fees on emerging markets ETFs

May 13th, 2014 | By
ETF satisfaction at very high levels, according to EDHEC-Risk Institute

Amundi, a leading European provider of exchange-traded funds, has unveiled substantial fee reductions across its range of MSCI-linked emerging market ETFs. The price cuts – of more than 50% – come at a time when emerging market equities are enjoying renewed interest from investors. Valérie Baudson, Global Head of ETF and Indexing at Amundi, said: “We want to offer our clients the cheapest available ETFs for this asset class. This fee reduction again demonstrates our willingness to constantly meet investors’ needs with quality products at low cost.”



Lyxor unveils three innovative emerging markets ETFs

Feb 11th, 2014 | By
Columbia Threadneedle launches equity income smart beta ETFs

Lyxor Asset Management, Europe’s third largest provider of exchange-traded funds, has further expanded its already comprehensive emerging markets product line-up with the launch of three innovative ETFs linked to MSCI indices. Listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris, the ETFs offer a range of non-traditional emerging market exposures and include the Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI EM Beyond BRIC (BBEM), the Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI Select OECD Emerging Market GDP (LEMO), and the Lyxor UCITS ETF MSCI Mexico (MEXI).



DeAWM expands currency-hedged ETF lineup

Jan 23rd, 2014 | By
DeAWM expands currency-hedged equity ETF lineup

Deutsche Asset & Wealth Management (DeAWM) has expanded its lineup of currency-hedged exchange-traded funds with the launch of three new db X-trackers ETFs on the NYSE Arca. Martin Kremenstein, Head of Passive Asset Management for DeAWM Americas, said: “In the current market environment, investors are looking for products to help them manage exposure to currency risk in their international investments. For this reason, we continue to expand our hedged equity platform to include countries and regions where the management of currency risk can strengthen a global equity portfolio.”



Market Vectors launches emerging markets aggregate bond ETF

Dec 11th, 2013 | By
Market Vectors launches emerging markets aggregate bond ETF (EMAG)

Market Vectors has announced the launch of the Market Vectors Emerging Markets Aggregate Bond ETF (EMAG). Listed on the NYSE Arca, the fund tracks the Market Vectors EM Aggregate Bond Index, an index incorporating the four major categories of emerging markets bonds: US dollar and euro-denominated sovereigns; local currency sovereigns; US dollar and euro-denominated corporates; and local currency corporates. Ed Lopez, Marketing Director at Market Vectors, said: “We’re very excited to launch EMAG, which offers the most comprehensive exposure to emerging markets bonds currently available in the ETF space”.



Global X Funds lists three ETFs in Colombia

Nov 26th, 2013 | By
S&P Dow Jones unveils Colombia index, licensed to Horizons ETFs

Global X Funds, a New York-based provider of exchange-traded funds, has announced the listing of three ETFs on Bolsa de Valores de Colombia, the Colombian stock exchange. This marks the first time that a foreign ETF has been listed on the Colombian exchange. The three ETFs are the Global X FTSE Colombia 20 ETF (GXG), the Global X Guru Index ETF (GURU), and the Global X SuperDividend ETF (SDIV).



Thematic investing: Playing the linear link challenge

Oct 27th, 2013 | By
Thematic investing: Playing the linear link challenge

In this column I’d like to introduce what I rather inelegantly call the “linear link challenge”. In the real world of investing, pure ideas and strategies end up becoming horribly messy – we see a trend or a process at work and we try and find some way of ‘playing’ that via basket of shares or a fund. Cue the linear challenge. Is there actually a direct link between that process or change (i.e. investment theme) and an actual, easy-to-buy fund or group of shares? If there isn’t, we’re forced to rely on indirect ‘surrogates’ to make our play.



S&P Dow Jones licenses S&P MILA 40 Index to Horizons for Colombia-listed ETF

Oct 23rd, 2013 | By
S&P Dow Jones licenses S&P MILA 40 Index to Horizons for Colombia-listed ETF

S&P Dow Jones has licensed the S&P MILA 40 Index, an index tracking 40 of the largest stocks on Latin America’s MILA platform, to Horizons ETFs Group to serve as the basis for an exchange-traded fund listed in Colombia. The ETF, known locally as the Fondo Bursátil Horizons MILA 40 de S&P (HMILA40), will be listed on the Bolsa de Valores de Colombia (BVC) and will be the first Andean equity-focused ETF available in Colombia.



Retail investors focus on UK ETFs

Sep 11th, 2013 | By
UK equities main focus for ETF investors, says Barclays Stockbrokers

Clients of Barclays Stockbrokers are continuing to favour UK-focused ETFs, according to new analysis from the UK’s largest execution-only retail broker. Data for August 2013 revealed the iShares FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (Inc) (ISF) was the most traded ETF by clients of the broker for the month. The fund has now been the top purchased ETF by Barclays clients for fourteen weeks in a row. The data also revealed the UK was a popular region among investors, with 27% of all client ETF purchases being focused on the UK.



United States Commodity Funds cross-lists ETFs on Mexican Stock Exchange

Sep 11th, 2013 | By
WisdomTree cross-lists Boost inverse and leveraged oil ETPs on LSE

United States Commodity Funds, a US-based provider of commodity-focused exchange-traded funds, has cross-listed five products on the Mexican Stock Exchange, or Bolsa Mexicana de Valores. They are the United States Oil Fund (USO), the United States Natural Gas Fund (UNG), the United States 12 Month Oil Fund (USL), the United States Gasoline Fund (UGA) and the United States Commodity Index Fund (USCI).