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SSGA cross-lists global aggregate bond ETF onto SIX Swiss Exchange

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
SSGA enters fee war with ultra-low-cost SPDR Portfolio ETFs

State Street Global Advisors has cross-listed the SPDR Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETF provides investors with low cost, globally diversified fixed income exposure, and has been listed with several currency-hedged share classes.



BlackRock launches iShares MSCI World Small Cap ETF

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches global aggregate bond ETF

BlackRock has announced the launch of the iShares MSCI World Small Cap UCITS ETF (WSML LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The new ETF provides exposure to small-cap companies in developed markets worldwide. While investors can expect higher risk and the prospect of higher returns compared to global large-cap equity ETFs, the fund has the potential to play a strategic or tactical role within portfolios.



ETFs see outflows as investors trim equity exposure

Apr 4th, 2018 | By
ETFs remain buoyant despite two months of outflows

Investors continued to trim equity exposure in March as the US-listed ETF industry experienced its second consecutive month of outflows ($1.7bn) – the first time since 2008 that US-listed ETFs had back-to-back months of outflows.



Cboe Vest launches option-enhanced S&P 500 ‘dividend aristocrats’ ETF

Mar 28th, 2018 | By
Cboe Vest launches S&P 500 dividend aristocrats ETF

Cboe Vest, the asset management arm of exchange operator Cboe Global Markets, has launched the Cboe Vest S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Target Income ETF (KNG US), combining a well-recognised dividend growth strategy with a dynamic covered-call options overlay.



VanEck launches ‘fallen angel’ and high-yield EM corporate bond ETFs on LSE

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By
VanEck launches 'fallen angel' and high-yield EM corporate bond ETFs on LSE

VanEck has launched a pair of high-yield corporate bond ETFs on the London Stock Exchange. The funds provide exposure to global ‘fallen angels’ and emerging market debt, and become the issuer’s seventh and eighth ETFs to be listed on the exchange. They are linked to indices provided by ICE Data Indices, the indexing division of exchange operator Intercontinental Exchange.



A look ahead: The ETF industry’s next 25 years

Mar 23rd, 2018 | By
James E. Ross, chairman of the global SPDR business.

By James E. Ross, chairman of the global SPDR business.

We recently marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the first US-listed ETF: the SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY US). Let’s look ahead to what we think the next 25 years will bring for the ETF industry.



LSE enjoys strong ETF listings activity in February

Mar 19th, 2018 | By
Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE during February

Nineteen ETFs or share classes debuted on London Stock Exchange in February, bringing the total number of new ETF (inc share classes) listings on the exchange this year to 26. Listings included new ETFs from ITI, JP Morgan, and Deutsche, plus new share classes from BlackRock and SSGA.



UBS cross-lists gender equality ETF onto Borsa Italiana

Mar 9th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists gender ETF onto the Borsa Italiana

UBS has cross-listed its global gender equality ETF onto Borsa Italiana. The share class available on the Italian exchange is hedged to EUR and listed under the ticker code GENDEE IM. The UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF launched in December 2017 and has since accumulated $44m assets under management.



ETFs ring the bell for gender equality

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
The Irish Stock Exchange rings the bell for gender equality.

In events co-coordinated by Women in ETFs, 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted bell ringing ceremonies to mark International Women’s Day and to help advance the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment. ETF issuers have shown they are keen to play their part with a number of ETFs being launched in recent years that select stocks based on gender equality screening.



ETF issuers comment on Italian election results

Mar 6th, 2018 | By
Populist movements in Italy signal a return of political risk in Europe

The results of elections in Italy could signal a return to uncertainty for the European Union as Italian voters favoured two anti-establishment parties, the Five Star Movement (M5S) and the Northern League, in a outcome that failed to provide any party with the majority needed to govern. ETF issuers ETF Securities, WisdomTree and SPDR ETFs, offered their take on the election results.