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Stoxx introduces new custom index brand: Omnient

Mar 27th, 2018 | By
Stoxx introduces new custom index brand

Zurich-based Stoxx has launched a new index brand, called Omnient, to offer custom indices based on its existing universe. Matteo Andreetto, CEO of Stoxx, commented, “Omnient addresses a clear need for solutions of low-to-medium complexity, differentiated from our premium brands.”

Franklin Templeton lists ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Feb 27th, 2018 | By
Franklin Templeton lists ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Franklin Templeton has extended its reach into Europe by cross-listing five smart beta ETFs on the SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs, targeting global, US, or European equities, are part of the Franklin Liberty Shares range and consist of multi-factor and quality income strategies. They are already available on the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Börse and Borsa Italiana.

Deutsche lowers fees on four Xtrackers equity ETFs in US

Feb 26th, 2018 | By
Deutsche lowers fees on Xtrackers international equity ETF suite

Deutsche Asset Management has lowered the expense ratios for three international equity and one domestic equity Xtrackers ETFs listed in the US. Fiona Bassett, global co-head of passive asset management, said, “We are committed to providing competitive expense ratios for clients looking to invest domestically or to allocate to international equity markets.”

Franklin Templeton expands passive ETF suite

Feb 12th, 2018 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton Investments has added four new ETFs to its line-up of passively managed country and regional funds, introducing exposures to equities listed in India, Russia, Asia Pacific ex-Japan, and Switzerland. Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, said, “Our suite of passive country- and region-specific ETFs has been well received in the marketplace, as clients look for low-cost vehicles that can be used to access different exposures for their portfolios or solutions capabilities.”

Smart beta usage up but more education needed, finds FTSE Russell

Jan 24th, 2018 | By
Rolf Agather, managing director of North America research, FTSE Russell

Smart beta strategies are becoming a growing part of the asset allocation schemes of financial advisors and wealth managers, according to a survey from index provider FTSE Russell. Rolf Agather, managing director of North America research at FTSE Russell, said, “The results of our second smart beta advisor survey show that there is continued and growing popularity of smart beta strategies among retail advisors. There is also a significant opportunity for growth in the wealth market but more education is needed.”

Factor ETFs – Eat before you pay

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Factor ETFs – Eat before you pay

By Dr Peter Hopkins, principal, Style Research.

There are lots of ways to entice people into parting with their money – and attractive packaging and descriptions are near the top of the list. ETFs are no exception to the aggressive marketing taking place; neither are the factors that are often used to calibrate the performance of these investments. But can you really trust the products? And what should you look out for?

FTSE Russell unveils Italian brands index

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
FTSE Russell unveils Italian brands index

FTSE Russell has expanded its FTSE Italia Index Series with the launch of the FTSE Italia Brands Index, comprising Italian companies operating in the consumer goods and services sector that are considered best-in-class with regards to creativity, excellence, intuition and innovation.

FTSE Russell introduces FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index

Dec 18th, 2017 | By
Taiwan ETFs

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE4Good TIP Taiwan ESG Index, developed in partnership with Taiwan Stock Exchange. The index provides a reference for the performance of Taiwan-listed firms with high ESG scores, according to the FTSE4Good rating methodology.

Horizons enters partnership with Cadence to launch active ETFs

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
Horizons enters partnership with Cadence to launch active ETFs

Horizons ETFs Management US has entered into a strategic partnership with Cadence Capital Management to develop a series of actively managed ETFs due to launch early in 2018. The first fund will be a US equity strategy that focuses on high-quality companies from the Russell 1000 Index with above average dividend yields.

ETF flows chasing fee cuts, reports FactSet

Nov 17th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches three inverse fixed income ETPs

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.