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UBS launches MSCI Australia ETF on SIX

Sep 21st, 2017 | By
UBS launches MSCI Australia ETF on SIX

UBS has launched the UBS MSCI Australia UCITS ETF (AUSAUY) on Switzerland’s SIX Exchange, providing exposure to the large- and mid-cap segments of the Australian equity universe.



Deutsche rolls out MSCI USA Sector ETFs on Xetra

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Deutsche roll out MSCI USA Sector ETFs on Xetra

Deutsche Asset Management has launched six US sector ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The funds track indices created by MSCI and provide exposure to the energy, financials, health care, information technology, consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors of the US economy.



UBS launches MSCI socially responsible Switzerland ETF on SIX

Sep 15th, 2017 | By
UBS launches MSCI socially responsible Switzerland ETF on SIX

UBS has launched the UBS MSCI Switzerland IMI SRI ETF (CHSRI) on SIX Exchange, providing total market exposure to Swiss-listed equities while avoiding those companies which are perceived to be negatively impacting society.



Daiwa to roll out three ESG-focused ETFs on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Sep 14th, 2017 | By
Daiwa to roll out three ESG-focused ETFs on Tokyo Stock Exchange

Tokyo-based Daiwa Asset Management is planning to launch three new ETFs in Japan – the Daiwa MSCI Japan ESG ETF, Daiwa Japan Empowering Women ETF, and Daiwa FTSE Blossom Japan ETF. Each fund will provide exposure to locally listed equities while utilizing an environmental, social and governance (ESG) stock screening process. They are due to begin trading on Tuesday 26 September 2017.



MSCI reports fear of extreme events rising higher

Sep 14th, 2017 | By
MSCI reports fear of extreme events rising higher

By George Bonne, executive director of equity factor research, MSCI.

In May, we wrote that despite the generally low market volatility that has prevailed this year, investors were paying relatively high prices for downside protection as measured by “options skew” – the difference in implied volatility between an out-of-the-money option and an at-the-money option. Low market volatility largely continued through the summer, but how has options skew behaved – has it fallen to more “normal” levels?



European ETF flows eclipse 2016 total

Sep 13th, 2017 | By
Europe-listed equity ETFs saw inflows of $1.6bn during the month, double the amount seen during August 2016.

ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe gathered $4.3bn in net new assets during August, marking 35 consecutive months of positive net inflows and a record level of $78.3bn in year-to-date (YTD) net gatherings, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. This figure is significantly higher than the $39.9bn in net inflows recorded at this point last year, and $22.6bn more than the $55.7bn gathered during the whole of 2016.



KraneShares introduces China ‘One Belt One Road’ ETF

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares

KraneShares has launched the KraneShares MSCI One Belt One Road ETF (NYSE Arca: OBOR) which invests in strategic companies from countries participating in China’s One Belt One Road initiative, an infrastructure-focused long-term modernization of the original Silk Road trading routes. Jonathan Krane, CEO at KraneShares, commented: “The OBOR initiative will receive trillions of dollars of investment over the next decade and should increase the economies and trade of both China and the participating nations.”



Franklin Templeton makes ETF debut in Europe

Sep 11th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has made its exchange-traded funds debut in Europe with the launch of four smart beta ETFs on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse’s Xetra. Branded as Franklin LibertyShares and linked to custom proprietary indices, the launch includes a pair of multi-factor ETFs, one of which is SRI focused, and a pair of quality dividend ETFs. Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs at Franklin Templeton, said: “Our first European offerings aim to help investors achieve specific investment outcomes such as strong risk-adjusted returns, lower volatility and downside protection.”



UBS launches currency-hedged US multifactor ETF on SIX

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
UBS launches currency-hedged US multifactor ETF on SIX

UBS has listed three share classes of the UBS MSCI USA Select Factor Mix ETF on Switzerland’s SIX Exchange, providing currency-hedged multifactor exposure to US equities. The three share classes offer investors the choice of currency hedging between the US dollar and sterling, euros, or swiss francs.



Tradeweb reports strong buying of fixed income ETFs during August

Sep 8th, 2017 | By
Tradeweb reports strong buying of fixed income ETFs during August

Tradeweb has reported that fixed income ETFs saw net buying activity on its European-listed ETF marketplace during August with ‘buys’ outperforming ‘sells’ by six percentage points.