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Strategy Shares unveils multi-asset target distribution ETF

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Horizons launches actively managed hedged US dividend yield ETF

Strategy Shares, a New York-state based ETF provider, has launched the Strategy Shares Nasdaq 7HANDL Index ETF (HNDL US) on Nasdaq Exchange, tracking a first-of-its-kind strategy index that targets a 7.0% annual distribution rate, all or a portion of which may include a return of capital.



IndexIQ launches US large-cap multi-factor ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches US large cap multi-factor ETF

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has launched the IQ Chaikin US Large Cap ETF (CLRG US) on the Nasdaq Exchange. “The addition of CLRG to our product suite provides investors and advisors with a powerful tool as they contemplate their domestic equity holdings,” said Salvatore Bruno, CIO of IndexIQ.



BlackRock launches iShares US Biotechnology ETF

Nov 29th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches iShares US Biotechnology ETF BTEC LN

BlackRock has launched the iShares Nasdaq US Biotechnology UCITS ETF (BTEK LN) on London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Börse, providing exposure to biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies listed in the US.



Horizons launches Canadian equity smart beta ETF

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canadian equity smart beta ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Inovestor Canadian Equity Index ETF (INOC CN) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The ETF, linked to the Nasdaq Inovestor Canada Index, gives access to Canadian equities that offer high exposure to the value and quality factors.



Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Reality Shares and Nasdaq launch Blockchain Tech Index

Reality Shares and Nasdaq have launched the Reality Shares Nasdaq Blockchain Economy Index, a smart beta index tracking the development of leading global companies creating and implementing blockchain solutions. An ETF that will track the index is already in the works, with Reality Shares submitting initial regulatory papers on 2 November 2017.



First Trust launches US SMID dividend achievers ETF

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
First Trust launches SMID dividend achievers ETF

First Trust Advisors has launched the First Trust SMID Cap Rising Dividend Achievers ETF (Nasdaq: SDVY), providing exposure to a diversified portfolio of high quality US-listed income-producing equities from the small- and mid-cap segments of the market.



ETFMG sued by Nasdaq as HACK ETF fallout continues

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
ETFMG sued by Nasdaq as HACK ETF fallout continues

ETF Managers Group (ETFMG) is being sued by Nasdaq for allegedly fabricating reasons to justify taking control of a number of ETFs, including the $1.1 billion fund now known as the ETFMG Prime Cyber Security ETF (NYSE Arca: HACK).



Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Deutsche adds two Xtrackers ETFs to Schwab’s commission-free platform

Deutsche Asset Management has unveiled a low-cost suite of US-listed ETFs designed to offer investors access to various segments of the international (ex-US) equity market. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented: “Our European heritage mean that we are well-positioned to bring meaningful efficiencies and cost savings to US investors for these exposures.”



Principal launches two US single factor ETFs

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Principal launches two US single factor ETFs

Iowa-headquartered Principal Financial has rolled out two new single factor ETFs, expanding the firm’s smart beta line-up of funds. The new launches target large- and mid-cap US equities with strong value and momentum characteristics.



Principal launches mega-cap low-vol ETF

Oct 17th, 2017 | By
Principal launches US mega-cap low-vol ETF

Iowa-headquartered Principal Financial has launched a new smart beta ETF tracking the performance of US mega-cap equities with a tilt toward lower volatility stocks. Paul Kim, managing director of ETF strategy, Principal Global Investors, commented: “Everyone likely has domestic large-cap equity exposure. USMC provides a more efficient way to get that exposure with potentially better risk-adjusted returns.”