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PIMCO: Economic growth masks eurozone’s underlying fragility

Jan 19th, 2018 | By
Nicola Mai, portfolio manager, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO.

By Nicola Mai, portfolio manager, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO.
While things look good over the cyclical horizon, investors shouldn’t be complacent about the long-term outlook, as the region is still far from resolving its existential challenges.



LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Ten new ETFs and 27 ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in December 2017, making it exchange’s busiest month of the year for new listings. On-exchange ETF/ETP trading, however, was down for the month and broadly flat for the year.



Deutsche launches USD short-duration high-yield bond ETF

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
Deutsche launches US short duration high yield bond ETF

Deutsche Asset Management has expanded its range of US-listed ETFs with the launch of the Xtrackers Short Duration High Yield Bond ETF (SHYL US), targeting short-term, US dollar-denominated corporate debt with credit ratings below investment grade.



Tradeweb reports net selling of ETFs across all asset classes in December

Jan 11th, 2018 | By
Tradeweb reports net selling across all ETF asset classes in December

Tradeweb has reported net selling of ETFs across all asset classes on its European ETF marketplace during December.



Loomis Sayles lists actively managed short-duration bond ETF

Jan 3rd, 2018 | By
Loomis Sayles lists actively managed short-duration bond ETF

Loomis, Sayles & Company, a US-based affiliate of French asset manager Natixis Investment Managers, has launched the Natixis Loomis Sayles Short Duration Income ETF (LSST US), providing actively managed short-duration bond exposure.



Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Barclays has launched the Barclays Rates Factor Indices, a suite of indices designed to capture risk premia (including carry, value, and momentum factors), from interest rate markets.



ETF commentators respond to BoE’s ‘dovish’ rate hike

Nov 3rd, 2017 | By
BOE announces dovish rate hike

The Bank of England (BoE) has announced a widely expected increase in the base rate from 0.25% to 0.50%, the first rise in over a decade, after the Bank’s Monetary Policy Committee voted 7-2 in favour of the hike. Market commentators from across the ETF industry share their interpretations of the rate rise.



PowerShares rolls out eurozone HY bond ETF in partnership with PIMCO

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
PowerShares Source rolls out new euro bond ETF in partnership with PIMCO

Invesco PowerShares has unveiled a eurozone short-term high yield ETF to complement its existing $1.2 billion US-focused product. Launched in partnership with fixed income specialists PIMCO, the ETF is likely to appeal to investors who are seeking higher income than they can get from government or investment grade corporate bonds.



Unpredictability in the air for Germany ETFs after election

Sep 27th, 2017 | By
German election results likely to have muted impact on ETFs

The results from Germany’s election are in and Angela Merkel’s centre-right coalition remains the largest force in parliament. But with the two largest parties recording their worst result since the 1940s and the far-right Alternative for Germany (AfD) party enjoying considerable support, the political direction of Germany has an added air of unpredictability. How has all this affected markets and, in turn, what’s been the impact on ETFs linked to German equities and bonds?



Morningstar reports slowdown in Europe-listed ETF flows

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
Amundi lists distributing share class of Euro Stoxx 50 ETF on Xetra

After registering dynamic growth in the first half of the year, demand for Europe-listed ETFs slowed considerably in August, according to Morningstar’s monthly ETF asset flows analysis.