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Hamilton launches active US mid-cap financials ETF

Sep 4th, 2017 | By

Hamilton Capital is launching the actively managed Hamilton Capital US Mid-Cap Financials ETF (HFMU) on the Toronto Stock Exchange. As the name suggests, the fund will give exposure to US mid-size companies operating in the financial sector. The ETF will begin trading at market open on 5 September 2017.



WisdomTree: Why you can’t afford to miss European small caps

Sep 4th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree: Why you can't afford to miss European small caps

By WisdomTree’s economic research team.

After getting past a variety of elections—most notably the French presidential election—without anti-market sentiment spreading throughout Europe, we have seen a relatively large shift in equity market performance. Fundamentals within Europe were allowed to drive performance as opposed to equity markets needing to be wary of Brexit or Trump-like election surprises.



Deutsche to launch MSCI USA sector ETFs on London Stock Exchange

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
Simon Klein, head of passive distribution, EMEA and APAC, Deutsche Asset Management

Deutsche Asset Management is planning to launch six US sector ETFs on London Stock Exchange in the coming weeks. The funds will track MSCI indices and will provide exposure to the energy, financials, health care, information technology, consumer discretionary and consumer staples sectors of the US economy. Simon Klein, head of passive distribution, EMEA and APAC, commented: “These 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.”



Janus Henderson to close health and fitness ETF

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
Janus Health Fitness ETF

Janus Henderson has announced plans to close and liquidate the Health and Fitness ETF (Nasdaq: FITS) as a result of a market review of the firm’s product line-up.



SSGA makes changes to SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF

Sep 1st, 2017 | By

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset manager behind the SPDR range of ETFs, has announced future changes to the name and index of the SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF.



First Asset launches unhedged Tech Giants ETF share class

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
First Asset launches unhedged Tech Giants ETF share class

First Asset Investment Management has launched a new share class of the First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF (Toronto: TXF) which will trade under the ticker code TXF.B.



GAMCO Investors licenses ActiveShares ETF structure

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO.

Gabelli Asset Management Company (GAMCO) Investors has entered into a license agreement with Precidian Investments to support the launch by GAMCO of a family of ActiveShares actively-managed, semi-transparent ETFs. “The ActiveShares structure gives [GAMCO] access to a new set of investors as the actively-managed ETF market grows,” said Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO. “Our agreement with Precidian adds another tax-efficient structure for delivery of our strategies.”



IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

New york-based asset manager IndexIQ has changed the expense ratios on ten of its ETFs, lowering the fees charged on four of its funds but surprisingly nudging up the costs of six ETFs.



ETF Securities: Agriculture ETPs standout during summer doldrums

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
ETF Securities: Agriculture ETPs standout during summer doldrums

London-based ETF Securities has reported that flows into its commodity ETPs were subdued over the week ending 25 August 2017 with James Butterfill, head of research and investment strategy, noting the summer doldrums have taken a toll on the volume of flows. The exception has been ETPs tracking agricultural products which collectively recorded $17m in net inflows.



Amplify ETFs announces changes to YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
Amplify ETFs announces changes to YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF

Amplify ETFs, the sponsor of the income-oriented YieldShares brand of funds, has announced significant changes to the investment objective, index, name and ticker of the Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (Bats: PFV).