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ARK IM launches Israel innovative technology ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Israel Technology ETFs Middle East

ARK Investment Management has launched the ARK Israel Innovative Technology ETF (IZRL US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. The fund provides exposure to Israel-listed companies whose main business operations are causing disruptive innovation in the internet, technology, genomics, health care, biotechnology, industrials, and manufacturing sectors.



BNP Paribas cross-lists US and EM sustainability ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas cross-lists US and EM sustainability ETFs on Deutsche Börse

BNP Paribas has cross-listed two new equity ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, providing exposure to companies listed in the US and in emerging markets.



Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Lyxor cross-lists Japan Quality Income ETF on SIX

Lyxor has cross-listed the Lyxor SG Japan Quality Income UCITS ETF (SGQJ SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund was launched in September this year and provides access to high-quality Japanese companies that pay high dividends.



Morgan Stanley’s global smart beta ETF sees large inflows

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
Morgan Stanley’s global smart beta ETF sees large inflows

The MS Scientific Beta Global Equity Factors UCITS ETF (GEF LN) has recorded significant inflows, gaining approximately $270 million in net new assets in Q3 2017.



US financials lead S&P 500 to record highs

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
US Financials ETFs lead S&P 500 to record highs

US financial stocks have helped push the S&P 500 Index to fresh highs this week. ETFs tracking the sector, such as the iShares S&P 500 Financials Sector UCITS ETF (IUFS LN), are up approximately 4.8% this week as the S&P 500 put on 0.9% to hit a record close of 2627.04 on 28 November.



BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas launches two equity SRI ETFs

BNP Paribas Easy has launched two new ETFs providing exposure to US-listed and emerging market equities with strong environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) characteristics. Constituent selection is based on data from MSCI ESG Research, the world’s largest provider of ESG ratings.



BlackRock planning active US sector ETFs

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
BlackRock planning active US sector ETFs

The world’s largest ETF provider, BlackRock, is planning to launch a number of active US equity sector ETFs managed by sophisticated algorithms. Filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) reveal the funds will be launched under the brand ‘iShares Evolved’ and will each give exposure to one of seven sectors.



Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

The world’s largest 1,200 companies distributed a third-quarter record of $328.1 billion (£248bn) in dividends, according to research from Janus Henderson, putting a new full-year record for 2017 comfortably within reach. The dividend windfall is likely to enhance the appeal of equity income ETFs to yield-seeking investors.



Sector ETFs set to be impacted by changes to GICS

Nov 21st, 2017 | By

MSCI and S&P Dow Jones Indices have announced changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS) that will see the telecommunication services sector being broadened and renamed as communication services. The changes are set to affect ETFs that provide exposure to the telecoms, technology and consumer discretionary sectors, and will take effect in September 2018.



KraneShares releases further commentary on China Environment ETF

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares

KraneShares has released further commentary on its recently launched thematic ETF – the KraneShares MSCI China Environment ETF (KGRN US) – which provides access to Chinese companies involved in producing environmentally beneficial products and services. Speaking about the investment case for the ETF, Jonathon Krane, CEO of KraneShares, said, “We believe Chinese companies focused on contributing to a more environmentally sustainable economy may potentially benefit from this focused initiative.”