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ETF flows chasing fee cuts, reports FactSet

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
ETF flows chasing fee cuts, reports FactSet

ETF flows have started to chase the fund fee cuts that have become a staple of the industry in recent months, according to new research released by FactSet. The report comes in the wake of numerous announcements in the last few months of fee reductions and new ultra-low-cost funds from major players, including Charles Schwab, State Street Global Advisors, Franklin Templeton, Deutsche Asset Management and Invesco PowerShares.



Quality best-performing factor in 2017, reports FTSE and OppenheimerFunds

Nov 16th, 2017 | By
Quality best performing factor in 2017, reports FTSE and OpenheimerFunds

Quality has replaced value as the factor driving US large-cap equities in 2017 so far, according to new research from FTSE Russell and OppenheimerFunds.



OppenheimerFunds unveils suite of single- and multi-factor ETFs

Nov 14th, 2017 | By

OppenheimerFunds has expanded its Beta Solutions product offering with the launch of a suite of eight new ETFs, including two multi-factor and six single-factor products, in partnership with global index provider FTSE Russell. Sharon French, head of beta solutions at OppenheimerFunds, commented: “With the addition of our new factor-based products, we are giving clients the next generation tools they need to help produce compelling investment results in any market environment.”



JP Morgan launches five single factor ETFs on NYSE Arca

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches five single factor ETFs on NYSE Arca

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched five smart beta ETFs on NYSE Arca. The ETFs each select US equities that display high exposure to one of five factors: momentum, value, quality, dividend and minimum volatility.



Franklin Templeton unveils passive ETF line-up linked to FTSE indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first fully passive ETFs, including 14 single-country and two regional funds. The ETFs, which track market cap-weighted indices designed by FTSE Russell, are scheduled to be listed on NYSE Arca on 6 November 2017. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said: “Our new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our offerings for US investors.”



FTSE Russell launches Saudi Arabia Index Series

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell launches Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE Saudi Arabia Inclusion Index Series, a comprehensive suite of indices designed in response to regional growth and the partial opening of the country’s capital markets. The index series has been constructed to be suitable for index-linked investment products, such as ETFs, and includes three sets of indices at the country, regional, and global level.



ICE completes acquisition of BofAML index division

Oct 23rd, 2017 | By
ICE completes acquisition of BofAML index division

Intercontinental Exchange (ICE), the owner of NYSE, has completed its acquisition of the index business of Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofAML) encompassing more than 5,000 fixed income, currency and commodity indices. With the completion of the acquisition, ICE estimates AUM benchmarked against its combined fixed income index suite will be nearly $1 trillion.



Celebrating 25 years of the FTSE 250

Oct 13th, 2017 | By
Celebrating 25 years of the FTSE 250

FTSE Russell is celebrating 25 years since the launch of the FTSE 250 Index on 12 October 1992. The first ETF to track the index was launched 13 years ago. Since then, strong performance and the index’s role as a proxy for the health of the UK economy has seen ETF assets linked to the mid-cap index rise to over £1.5 billion.



Poland promoted to developed economy by FTSE Russell

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Poland promoted to developed economy by FTSE Russell

Index provider FTSE Russell has announced the results of its annual review of country classifications. The standout change is the reclassification of Poland from emerging market to developed economy, becoming the first country from Eastern Europe to attain the status. The implementation of Poland’s revised market status will commence from September 2018 and will affect ETFs such as the €1.3 billion Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe UCITS ETF (LON: VEUR).



Direxion to change index for leveraged small-cap ETF

Oct 3rd, 2017 | By
Direxion changes index for leveraged small cap ETF

New York-based ETF provider Direxion is changing the underlying index of the Direxion Daily Small Cap Bull 1.25X Shares (NYSE Arca: LLSC). As of 1 December 2017, the fund will switch from using the Russell 2000 Index to the S&P Small Cap 600 Index.