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Horizons launches Canada’s first AI-driven ETF

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Horizons launches active equity dividend ex-North America ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Active AI Global Equity ETF (MIND) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. MIND is Canada’s first ETF to use artificial intelligence for all security selection decisions. Steve Hawkins, president and co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, commented: “Unlike today’s portfolio managers who may be susceptible to investor biases such as overconfidence or cognitive dissonance, MIND is devoid of all emotion. It is purely systematic in how it makes investment decisions.”



Deutsche cross-lists six US sector ETFs to SIX

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Simon Klein, head of passive distribution, EMEA and APAC, Deutsche Asset Management

Deutsche Asset Management has cross-listed six US sector ETFs onto SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs, which are linked to MSCI indices, are listed in dollars and provide exposure to US equities in the consumer discretionary, consumer staples, financials, information technology, healthcare and energy sectors. Simon Klein, head of passive distribution, EMEA and APAC, commented: “The new sector ETFs give investors the flexibility to trade at a more granular level than region or country. As ETFs are used more tactically, this kind of granularity is important.”



Exponential ETFs launches reverse cap weighted S&P 500 ETF

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs

Exponential ETFs has unveiled the Reverse Cap Weighted US ETF (CBOE: RVRS), providing exposure to S&P 500 equities weighted by the inverse of their relative market capitalization. Phil Bak, CEO of Exponential ETFs, commented: “Market capitalization weighting exposes investors to a concentrated portfolio and an extreme bias toward mega-capitalization companies, which can result in returns being left on the table. With RVRS, we’re solving this problem.”



Inspire adds US large cap ETF to biblical values suite

Nov 2nd, 2017 | By
Inspire adds US large cap ETF to biblical values suite

Impact investment firm Inspire Investing has launched the Inspire 100 ETF (NYSE Arca: BIBL), bringing the total number of funds within its range of biblically aligned ETFs to four. The fund utilizes Inspire’s proprietary Impact Score methodology within the US large cap equity universe.



Pacer’s Trendpilot ETFs drop Wilshire for S&P DJI

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETF Distributors.

Pacer ETFs has announced it is changing index provider for its large and mid-cap Trendpilot ETFs, dropping Wilshire Indexes in favour of S&P Dow Jones Indices. The changes, due to come into effect on 1 November 2017, also include new fund names for the trend-following ETFs. Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETF Distributors, commented: “Utilizing S&P DJI’s indices will allow the funds to function more efficiently and reflects our desire to add transparency to our products.”



Sage Advisory launches ESG corporate bond ETF

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Sage Advisory launches first ETF

Sage Advisory, an investment management firm based in Austin, Texas, has unveiled its first independently issued ETF, the Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF (Cboe: GUDB). The ETF has been listed on the Cboe ETF Marketplace.



Invesco cross-lists currency-hedged PowerShares ETFs to SIX

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Deutsche cross-lists six US sector ETFs to SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares ETFs, comprising seven trading lines, to Switzerland’s SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs offer currency-hedged exposure to the Nasdaq 100, a high-dividend low-volatility version of the S&P 500, and US high-yield bonds.



Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Solactive celebrates 10th anniversary

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive is celebrating ten years since its founding in 2007. The firm has grown to produce more than 4,500 indices for over 350 clients and there are now over 260 ETFs tracking indices calculated by Solactive. Steffan Scheuble, CEO of Solactive, commented, “This has been a wonderful ten-year journey full of excitements and challenges.”



Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Inspire Investing has reported that its family of US-listed biblically responsible ETFs has passed $100 million in assets under management (AUM) just eight months after launching in February this year.



EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports five years of outperformance

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports benchmark-beating performance on five-year anniversary

The EcoLogical Strategy ETF (NYSE Arca: HECO), an actively managed ETF focused on investing in green companies, has provided benchmark-beating returns since its inception five years ago.