‘ Themes and Strategy ’

VanEck launches emerging markets local currency bond ETF in Europe

Apr 21st, 2017 | By
Uwe Eberle, head of international business development and distribution at VanEck

VanEck has launched the VanEck Vectors JP Morgan EM Local Currency Bond UCITS ETF (EMLC) on the London Stock Exchange, offering exposure to bonds issued in local currencies by emerging market governments. Uwe Eberle, head of international business development and distribution at VanEck, commented: “Local emerging markets economies have hstorically had higher yields than developed markets and potential for currency appreciation. Additionally, local currency bonds tend to have a lower correlation to the US dollar and thus provide a great way to diversify a portfolio.”



VanEck’s junior gold miners ETF to broaden index coverage

Apr 21st, 2017 | By
VanEck’s junior gold miners ETF to broaden index coverage

The VanEck Vectors Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDXJ) has become too big for its index, resulting in issuer VanEck and index provider MVIS Indices having to expand the coverage of the ETF’s underlying index to avoid breaching regulatory thresholds.



ETF industry gets its own ETF!

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
Mike Venuto, CIO of Toroso Investments

Toroso Investments and white label ETF platform Exchange Traded Concepts, have launched the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (NYSE: TETF), providing access to companies driving growth in the ETF industry. Mike Venuto, CIO of Toroso Investments, commented: “[The ETF] is aimed toward capturing not only the established leaders in each area, but also those firms that might be new to the space but are bringing exciting approaches that could resonate with investors and drive further growth of the industry itself.”



BNP Paribas unveils two Brent crude oil ETCs on Deutsche Börse

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas unveils two Brent crude oil ETCs on Deutsche Börse

BNP Paribas has launched two new exchange-traded commodities on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, each providing exposure to the performance of Brent crude oil futures contracts. The ETCs offer a means of gaining relatively low-cost and convenient tactical exposure to crude oil, allowing investors to express their views on the market.



iShares smart beta ETFs launched on Xetra

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
iShares smart beta ETFs launched on Xetra

Two new smart beta equity ETFs from iShares, the iShares Edge MSCI World Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF and the iShares Edge MSCI World Multifactor UCITS ETF, have been made available on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. Both ETFs minimise the exchange rate risk between the US dollar and the euro by adopting a monthly currency hedge.



UBS reduces fees on US TIPS ETF

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
UBS reduces fees on US TIPS ETF

UBS Asset Management has reduced the total expense ratio (TER) on the UBS ETF Barclays TIPS 1-10 UCITS ETF (LON: UBTS) with the new pricing effective from 1 April 2017. The fund offers investors inflation risk mitigation by tracking US Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS).



VictoryShares launches “Dividend Accelerator” ETF

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
VictoryShares launches Dividend Accelerator ETF

VictoryShares, the exchange-traded fund brand of US-based asset manager Victory Capital, has launched a new ETF providing exposure to US large-cap equities that are forecast to have growing dividends.



Nikko: Japan’s inflation and monetary policy outlook

Apr 20th, 2017 | By
Nikko: Japan’s inflation and monetary policy outlook

By Shigemasa Katayama, Head of Fixed Income, Japan at Nikko Asset Management.



Manulife and Dimensional unveil multifactor ETF suite

Apr 18th, 2017 | By
Manulife and Dimensional unveil multifactor ETF suite

Manulife Investments and Dimensional Fund Advisors have launched a suite of proprietary multi-factor ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange, targeting Canadian, US, and international equity exposures.



First Trust partners with EquityCompass on active ‘risk-managed’ ETFs

Apr 18th, 2017 | By
First Trust launches EquityCompass Risk Manager ETFs

First Trust Advisors has partnered with Baltimore-based equity investment manager EquityCompass to launch two actively managed ETFs seeking capital appreciation by primarily reducing volatility and avoiding large, prolonged market losses.