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Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

The world’s largest 1,200 companies distributed a third-quarter record of $328.1 billion (£248bn) in dividends, according to research from Janus Henderson, putting a new full-year record for 2017 comfortably within reach. The dividend windfall is likely to enhance the appeal of equity income ETFs to yield-seeking investors.



Amundi unveils European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, indexing & smart beta

Amundi has launched the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN FP) on Euronext Paris, providing a means for investors to gain access to the long-term potential of factor risk premia without being exposed to the direction of European equity markets. Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, commented: “In today’s low yield environment, investors are on the lookout for new ways to generate return and diversify their portfolios. This new ETF shows our ongoing determination to give investors transparent and effective investment solutions.”



PowerShares Source lists Europe small-cap ETF in Italy; PIR compliant

Nov 4th, 2017 | By
PowerShares Source cross-lists Europe small cap ETF in Italy

PowerShares Source has listed the Source STOXX Europe Small 200 UCITS ETF (SDJSML IM) onto the Borsa Italiana. The ETF, which meets the requirements of Italy’s new PIR tax-exempt savings plan, gives exposure to small-cap equities from developed markets in Europe. 



Are ETF investors losing confidence in the European recovery?

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
ETFs in Europe hit €620bn in AUM, reports Thomson Reuters

Analysis of recent ETF flows signals ETF investors might be losing confidence in the European recovery story that has become something of a consensus trade lately.



Vanguard launches Euro Stoxx 50 ETF

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Robyn Laidlaw, UK head of distribution at Vanguard

Vanguard has expanded its suite of UCITS ETFs to 23 with the launch of the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E). The ETF provides equity exposure to megacap stocks in the eurozone. Robyn Laidlaw, UK head of distribution at Vanguard, commented: “We continue to expand our range of ETFs in the UK and Europe, always with the aim of meeting the evolving needs of investors.”



Amundi lists distributing share class of Euro Stoxx 50 ETF on Xetra

Oct 18th, 2017 | By
Amundi lists distributing share class of Euro Stoxx 50 ETF on Xetra

Amundi has listed an income-distributing share class for its Amundi Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt Exchanges. The new trading line complements the existing accumulating version currently listed on the Exchange.



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?



Thematic investing with ETFs: Robotics & Automation

Sep 26th, 2017 | By
Thematic investing with ETFs Robotics

The proposition that robotics and automation will fundamentally change the way we work and live is no longer up for debate. The question, then, is how can investors best take advantage of this megatrend? Thematic ETFs, such as the iShares Automation and Robotics UCITS ETF (LON: RBOT), provide an effective answer.



Thematic investing with ETFs: Cybersecurity

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
Thematic investing with ETFs: Cybersecurity

As more and more of our existence becomes digitised, cybersecurity is becoming ever more important. From our work lives, to our cars, to our homes, everything is increasingly controlled by code which, in conjunction with increased connectivity, means that cybersecurity will be of paramount importance to all of us in the years to come. For investors looking to exploit this theme, there are dedicated cybersecurity ETFs offering targeted exposure.



Lyxor adds accumulating share classes for European Stoxx ETFs

Sep 20th, 2017 | By
VanEck cross-lists ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra

Lyxor has added three new euro-denominated, accumulating share classes for ETFs listed on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The ETFs offer exposure to various market-capitalisation segments of the eurozone and European equity markets.