‘ MSCI ’

Lyxor enters ESG space with launch of “Trend Leaders” ETF

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
Lyxor enters ESG space with launch of "Trend Leaders" ETF on Deutsche Börse

Lyxor has become the latest issuer to unveil an ETF aimed at socially responsible and ethically conscious investors. Listed on Deutsche Börse, the Lyxor MSCI EM ESG Trend Leaders UCITS ETF (LESG) provides investors with exposure to emerging-market companies with strong and improving environmental, social and governance (ESG) standards.

BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

BlackRock has introduced 15 new trading lines for iShares products on SIX Swiss Exchange, comprising equity and fixed income exposures. The new listings – a mix of accumulating, distributing and currency-hedged share classes – expand the range of tools available for Switzerland-based investors.

MSCI unveils 12 new China indices in preparation for A-share inclusion

Mar 14th, 2018 | By
Theodore Niggli, head of APAC index products, MSCI

MSCI has launched 12 new China equity indices to help investors prepare for the next step of the China A-Share inclusion process. Theodore Niggli, head of APAC index products, MSCI, commented, “We are proud to announce the launch of this new suite of China indices. With the increased liberalization and internationalization of the China market, investors have expressed a clear need for more insight and tools to make better informed investment decisions.”

BlackRock introduces distributing share class for giant iShares EM ETF

Mar 13th, 2018 | By
MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF

BlackRock has introduced a distributing share class (EIMU LN) for its giant iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets IMI UCITS ETF on London Stock Exchange.

BlackRock launches iShares MSCI EMU Multifactor ETF

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Edge MSCI EMU Multifactor UCITS ETF (EDMF GY) on Deutsche Börse. The fund, an extension of the ‘iShares Edge’ suite of smart beta ETFs, consists of a portfolio of companies listed in developed eurozone markets that have been selected to maximise exposure to four factors – value, momentum, size and quality – while maintaining a risk profile similar to that of the parent MSCI EMU index.

MSCI reports all country, factor and sector indices negative in February

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
MSCI reports all country, factor and sector indices negative in February

MSCI has released its index performance report for February 2018, breaking down the best- and worst-performing equity indices over the period by country, factor and sector. The index provider, which is one of the leading providers of equity indices to the ETF industry, reports that all of its indices produced a negative return during February.

Vanguard sector ETFs to reflect GICS changes

Mar 5th, 2018 | By
Three Vanguard ETFs switch indices to align with MSCI's sector changes

Vanguard is to alter the underlying indices for three of its NYSE-listed sector ETFs to reflect changes to the Global Industry Classification Standards methodology announced by MSCI in November 2017.

A sunny start to the year for Brazilian equity ETFs

Mar 5th, 2018 | By
A sunny start to the year

So far this year, ETFs tracking Brazilian equity indices have reflected the country’s sunny summer weather. The Ibovespa, an index representing around 60 highly traded stocks listed on the São Paulo stock exchange and the underlying reference for the Lyxor Brazil (Ibovespa) UCITS ETF (RIOU_LN), is up some 10% year-to-date on the back of an improving economic background.

Ramaphosa and the case for South Africa ETFs

Mar 1st, 2018 | By
South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa

South Africa’s new president, Cyril Ramaphosa, could strengthen the investment case for South Africa ETFs, such as the £145m iShares MSCI South Africa UCITS ETF listed in Europe which has seen significant net inflows of around £80m over the past quarter.

Franklin Templeton lists ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Feb 27th, 2018 | By
Franklin Templeton lists ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Franklin Templeton has extended its reach into Europe by cross-listing five smart beta ETFs on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs, targeting global, US, or European equities, are part of the Franklin Liberty Shares range and consist of multi-factor and quality income strategies. They are already available on the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana.