BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

BlackRock has introduced 15 new trading lines for iShares products on SIX Swiss Exchange, comprising equity and fixed income exposures. The new listings – a mix of accumulating, distributing and currency-hedged share classes – expand the range of tools available for Switzerland-based investors.

EURO STOXX 50 turns 20 as ETF-linked assets top $40bn

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
Over $40bn in Euro STOXX 50 ETFs as blue-chip index turns 20

Zurich-based index provider STOXX has celebrated the twentieth anniversary of the launch of the bellwether EURO STOXX 50 Index. The index, which preceded the introduction of the euro by 10 months, is considered the de factor performance benchmark for blue-chip euro zone stocks. It is also one of the most widely tracked indices, with around $40 billion in ETF assets referenced to it.

Wiener Börse and Limeyard partner to bolster index offering

Mar 7th, 2018 | By
Patrick Valovic, founder & managing partner of LIMEYARD

Wiener Börse (or Vienna Stock Exchange) and Zurich-based boutique index provider Limeyard have formed a joint-venture to bolster their capabilities in the fast-growing and increasingly important indexing space. Limeyard was founded by ex Stoxx CFO Patrick Valovic.

Deutsche to introduce quality screen to Euro Stoxx dividend ETF

Feb 28th, 2018 | By
Deutsche to introduce quality screening to euro STOXX dividend ETF

Deutsche Asset Management has announced changes to the underlying index for the Xtrackers Euro Stoxx Select Dividend 30 UCITS ETF (XD3E LN) to a new reference that includes a quality screen in its selection of eurozone dividend-paying stocks.

Amundi cross-lists equity ETFs on SIX

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Amundi cross-lists four ETFs on the SIX

Amundi has cross-listed two equity ETFs onto SIX Swiss Exchange, further expanding its Swiss offering. One of the funds to be cross-listed tracks the EURO STOXX 50 and has been made available in three separate share classes. The other tracks the CAC 40.

Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Commerzbank launches STOXX Europe 600 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Commerzbank, the German bank behind the ComStage line-up of ETFs, has launched a new fund on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, offering exposure to the STOXX Europe 600 Index.

European-listed ETFs grow AUM by record amount in January

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
European ETF AUM grows by record amount in January

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe increased by a record $54.0 billion during January 2018 to reach a new high of $856bn, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. At the current growth rate, AUM within the European ETF/ETP industry is expected to pass the $1 trillion milestone in April 2018.

STOXX unveils AI thematic equity index…driven by AI

Jan 25th, 2018 | By
Stoxx licenses Asia Pacific quality dividend index to Yuanta for ETF creation

STOXX has unveiled the first thematic index to use artificial intelligence (AI)-based algorithms to select AI-involved companies. Matteo Andreetto, CEO of STOXX, said: “AI technologies present an unrivalled investment opportunity, yet investors need solutions to discern hype from a real opportunity.

American Century launches its first ETFs

Jan 18th, 2018 | By
Edward Rosenberg, senior vice president and head of ETFs for American Century

American Century Investments has become the latest asset manager to roll out ETFs, with the launch of the the American Century STOXX US Quality Value ETF (VALQ US) and American Century Diversified Corporate Bond ETF (KORP US) on NYSE Arca. Edward Rosenberg, head of ETFs for American Century, commented: “Our goal with the launch of American Century ETFs is to provide innovative strategies that strive to deliver better outcomes for investors.”

Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX

Vanguard has cross-listed the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, offering another access point for investors seeking exposure to mega-cap blue-chip stocks in the eurozone. The ETF, which is based on the widely followed Euro Stoxx 50 index, is already available on the London Stock Exchange and on Deutsche Börse.