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O’Shares to close two currency-hedged quality dividend ETFs

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Connor O'Brien, CEO of O'Shares

Boston-based ETF issuer O’Shares Investments has announced the closing of two ETFs which provide currency-hedged exposure to high quality dividend-paying equities listed in Europe and Asia Pacific. Connor O’Brien, CEO of O’Shares, commented: “The decision has been made to close the funds so we can direct resources to developing new O’Shares ETFs to meet investors’ demand for different strategies.”



O’Shares unveils FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF

Apr 6th, 2017 | By
Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Shares ETF Investments

O’Shares ETF Investments has expanded its suite of quality ETFs with the launch of the O’Shares FTSE Russell International Quality Dividend ETF (NYSE Arca: ONTL), an international large-cap ETF focused on higher quality, dividend-paying companies with low volatility.



O’Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF outperforms S&P 500 in its first year

Jul 26th, 2016 | By
O’Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF outperforms S&P 500 in its first year

Boston-based investment manager O’Shares Investments has announced that the O’Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF (NYSE Arca: OUSA) outperformed the S&P 500 by 10.5% in the 12 months since its inception on 14 July last year. Kevin O’Leary, chairman of O’Shares ETF Investments, commented in a statement: “We are very pleased with the performance OUSA has generated for investors, getting over 90% of market upside performance and less than 50% of the market downside performance during the period, essentially winning by losing less.”



Record number of ETF providers enter US market in 2015

Oct 8th, 2015 | By
Record number of ETF providers enter US market in 2015

Research from ETFGI, a leading London-based exchange-traded fund consultant, shows a record number of new product providers entering the US market in 2015. The trend highlights the effect that strong growth rates in recent years have had in attracting new entrants to the ETF industry. Between 1 January and 30 September, 19 new ETF/ETP providers launched products in the US, already surpassing the full year records of 15 new entrants recorded in 2009 and 2014.



Van Eck to close four Market Vectors strategic equity ETFs

Sep 7th, 2015 | By
Morningstar reports strong growth in ETF Managed Portfolios

Van Eck Global, the asset management behind the Market Vectors range of exchange-traded funds, has announced plans to close and liquidate four “quality” equity ETFs. Shares in the ETFs will cease trading on NYSE Arca after market close on 18 September 2015 and will subsequently be de-listed. At odds with industry-wide demand for smart beta and income products, the ETFs have failed to attract significant asset flow since their launch in January 2014, with none of the funds managing to sustain more than $5m or so in assets under management.



O’Shares expands quality income suite with currency-hedged ETFs

Aug 27th, 2015 | By
Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Shares ETF Investments

O’Shares Investments, a Boston-based exchange-traded fund issuer, has rounded out a suite of quality dividend ETFs with the launch of the currency-hedged O’Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend Hedged ETF (OEUH) and O’Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend Hedged ETF (OAPH). The new hedged products compliment two existing ETFs offering exposure to European and Asia Pacific equities by incorporating the additional benefit of an in-built currency hedge. “Offering both a hedged and unhedged index for the international strategies provides tools for investors with different outlooks on currency movements or different risk tolerances, to capture the multi-factor strategy in a way that’s best aligned with their individual or institutional mandates,” said O’Leary.



O’Shares adds to smart beta range with Asia Pacific and European ETFs

Aug 24th, 2015 | By
O’Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF outperforms S&P 500 in its first year

O’Shares Investments, a Boston-based investment manager and exchange-traded fund issuer, has added to their roster of multi-factor smart beta ETFs with the launch of the O’Shares FTSE Asia Pacific Quality Dividend ETF and O’Shares FTSE Europe Quality Dividend ETF in New York. “We believe now is an excellent time to provide individual and institutional investors with a set of efficient, transparent and cost effective index-based investment products that reflect our core investment principles,” said O’Shares Chairman Kevin O’Leary.



O’Shares Investments launches smart beta ETF targeting quality income

Jul 30th, 2015 | By
Kevin O'Leary, Chairman of O'Shares ETF Investments

Boston-based investment manager O’Shares Investments has launched its debut ETF, the O’Shares FTSE US Quality Dividend ETF (OUSA), a multi-factor smart beta equity strategy targeting high-yielding, quality companies. Through a combination of factor exposures, the ETF aims to deliver enhanced returns, lower volatility and provide a sustainable yield. Designed as a core equity holding, the NYSE Arca-listed ETF is based on the FTSE US Qual / Vol / Yield Factor 5% Capped Index and marks the first in a series of ETFs O’Shares will be launching in partnership with index provider FTSE Russell.