‘ Latin America ’

iShares launches Colombia ETF

Jun 21st, 2013 | By
S&P Dow Jones unveils Colombia index, licensed to Horizons ETFs

iShares, the world’s largest manager of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has launched the iShares MSCI Colombia Capped ETF (ICOL), a new fund providing targeted exposure to Colombian stocks. The fund, listed on the NYSE Arca, tracks the MSCI All Colombia Capped Index, a broad-market index measuring the performance of companies that are headquartered or listed in Colombia and have the majority of their operations based there. The fund complements iShares’ existing LatAm line-up, which includes products linked to Brazil, Mexico, Chile, Peru and the region.



WisdomTree expands ETF footprint in Mexico

Jun 17th, 2013 | By
First Trust cross-lists three thematic ETFs on Mexico’s Exchange

WisdomTree, a leading provider of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has listed an additional 12 ETFs on the Mexican stock exchange, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). All 12 equity ETFs are listed in the special international section of the BMV, the Sistema Internacional de Cotizaciones (SIC).



Emerging markets local currency bond ETFs get a boost from Brazil

Jun 13th, 2013 | By
S&P Dow Jones unveils Brazilian dividend income indices

Last week, Brazil officially eliminated a tax that affected foreign buyers of Brazilian government bonds. The elimination of the tax represents positive news for exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with exposure to Brazilian government debt. And while there isn’t yet a pure-play Brazilian government bond ETF on the market, a number of funds are set to benefit, most notably those that provide access to emerging markets local currency debt.



S&P Dow Jones introduces sector indices for Latin America’s MILA exchange

May 20th, 2013 | By
S&P Dow Jones and BSE launch S&P BSE SENSEX 50 Index

S&P Dow Jones has expanded its Latin American product offering with the launch of the S&P MILA Financials and S&P MILA Resources indices. The indices are designed to measure the primary equity sectors represented on the MILA (or Mercado Integrado Latino Americano) market. The MILA is a regional equity trading platform integrating the main stock exchanges of Chile, Colombia and Peru.



Frontier markets ETFs “too significant to ignore”

Apr 25th, 2013 | By
Frontier markets ETFs potentially “too significant to ignore”

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) linked to frontier markets, such as the db X-trackers S&P Select Frontier UCITS ETF, present an enticing proposition for investors. Inherently a long-term investment opportunity, they not only offer potential for strong returns, but also provide an ideal means of portfolio diversification. With 22% of the world’s population, of which almost 60% is under 30 years of age, abundant natural resources and low labour costs, frontier markets are “too significant to ignore”, says Tim Drinkall of Morgan Stanley Investment Management.



Direxion introduces triple leveraged Brazil and South Korea ETFs

Apr 11th, 2013 | By
The case for investing in Brazilian equity ETFs

Direxion, a leading US-based provider of alternative exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has launched two new leveraged equity ETFs on the NYSE Arca, the Direxion Daily Brazil Bull 3x Shares ETF (BRZU) and Direxion Daily South Korea Bull 3x Shares ETF (KORU).



Market Vectors targets Mexican investors with further ETF depositary receipts

Dec 2nd, 2012 | By
Market Vectors targets Mexican investors with further ETF depositary receipts

Market Vectors, the fifth-largest provider of exchange-traded products in the US and the eighth-largest globally, has added six of its NYSE Arca-traded ETFs to the list of depository receipts based on Market Vectors ETFs currently available to Qualified Investors in Mexico. Deutsche Securities Casa de Bolsa in Mexico will act as local sponsor and filing agent for the depositary receipts.



UBS lists three more ETFs on LSE

Oct 3rd, 2012 | By
UBS lists three more ETFs on the London Stock Exchange

UBS has expanded its range of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) with the introduction of three new funds. The additional funds, which provide exposure to ‘socially responsible’ companies and Brazil, reflect the Swiss firm’s commitment to the London market and come just three months after it made its ETF debut on the exchange.



Market Vectors eyes international expansion

Jun 25th, 2012 | By
Market Vectors eyes international expansion

Market Vectors ETFs, the fifth largest provider of exchange-traded products in the US and the eighth largest provider globally, has signalled its global ambitions by partnering with Australian Index Investments (Aii) to launch Market Vectors Australia. Meanwhile, in a further demonstration of the firm’s international expansion plans, five NYSE Arca-traded Market Vectors ETFs have been added to the growing list of Market Vectors ETFs currently available to Qualified Investors in Mexico.



Direxion tempers leverage on ‘RC Volatility Response’ ETFs

May 18th, 2012 | By
Direxion tempers leverage on ‘RC Volatility Response’ ETFs

US-based ETF provider Direxion has announced plans to remove the leverage capacity built in to its suite of dynamic ‘Risk-Control Volatility Response’ ETFs. During times of low, below-target volatility, the exposure to equities will, as of 14 June, be capped at 100%, compared to the current level of 150%. The funds affected are the Direxion S&P 1500 RC Volatility Response Shares (VSPR), the Direxion S&P 500 RC Volatility Response Shares (VSPY) and the Direxion S&P Latin America 40 RC Volatility Response Shares (VLAT).