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BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Feb 21st, 2018 | By
BetaShares and Legg Mason launch two active income ETFs on ASX

Aussie ETF issuer BetaShares, together with global asset manager Legg Mason, have launched two actively managed ETFs on Australian Stock Exchange. Based on investment strategies by Legg Mason affiliate Martin Currie Australia, both funds target high-quality Australian securities with a focus on income generation.



E*TRADE boosts its ETF lineup by 51%

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
E*TRADE boosts its ETF lineup by 51%

E*TRADE, a platform for investors to buy and sell ETFs free of brokerage commission, has expanded its lineup by 51%, adding 80 new ETFs to its range. “With the recent additions, comprehensive diversification, across practically any asset class, is now more easily and cheaply attainable than ever before.” said Rich Messina, SVP of Investment Product at E*TRADE Financial.



Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Nasdaq Stock Market hosted 13 new exchange-traded fund listings from four issuers during the second quarter of 2017. ETF providers listing on the exchange during the quarter included Victory Capital, First Trust, Legg Mason and IndexIQ.



Precidian’s non-transparent ETF structure draws interest from active managers

Jun 23rd, 2017 | By
ETF industry celebrates $5 trillion AUM milestone

A new type of actively managed ETF, which avoids disclosing portfolio holdings, has drawn interest from several major asset managers who have filed applications with the SEC to use the technology. Designed by Precidian Investments, a minority investment of Legg Mason, the ‘ActiveShares’ structure is being sought after by JPMorgan Chase, BlackRock, Capital Research, as well as Legg Mason affiliates ClearBridge and Royce.



Legg Mason and ClearBridge partner on actively managed ESG ETFs

May 26th, 2017 | By
Nuveen launches new ESG bond ETF

Legg Mason and its affiliate ClearBridge Investments have teamed up for the launch of two new actively managed, environmental, social and governance (ESG)-focused ETFs: the ClearBridge Large Cap Growth ESG ETF (LRGE) and the ClearBridge Dividend Strategy ESG ETF (YLDE), both listed on the NASDAQ exchange.



Legg Mason launches international high div low vol ETF

Aug 2nd, 2016 | By
Legg Mason launches international high dividend low volatility ETF

Global asset manager Legg Mason has launched a new smart beta exchange-traded fund targeting exposure to international equities with high dividend yields, low price and earnings volatility and a currency hedge for adverse exchange rate movements against the US dollar. The Legg Mason International Low Volatility High Dividend ETF (Bats: LVHI) tracks income-producing equity securities with low price and earnings volatility from developed markets outside of the US across a range of market capitalizations that are included in the MSCI World ex-US IMI Index.



Franklin Templeton plans entrance into smart beta ETF space

Jan 25th, 2016 | By
Franklin Templeton plan entrance into smart beta ETF realm

Californian asset manager Franklin Templeton Investments has filed papers with regulators signifying its intention to launch four equity exchange-traded funds with smart beta investment themes. Details within the filings indicate that the new funds, which will be part of the firm’s ‘LibertyQ’ range, will track rules-based indices calculated by MSCI.



Legg Mason unveils debut ETFs

Jan 5th, 2016 | By
Legg Mason launches international high dividend low volatility ETF

Legg Mason, a global asset management firm, has unveiled its debut exchange-traded fund line-up of four outcome-oriented index-based ETFs launched in partnership with its investment affiliate QS Investors. The four ETFs are branded under the Legg Mason name and began trading on the Nasdaq Stock Market on December 29, 2015. Rick Genoni, Head of the ETF business at Legg Mason, said: “We are excited to begin building our ETF offering and will continue to identify ways in which we can capitalize on the investment strengths of the Legg Mason investment affiliates.” The firm plans to launch additional ETF products in the coming months.