‘ Themes and Strategy ’

BlackRock cross-lists five iShares fixed income ETFs to SIX

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
BlackRock’s iShares ETFs captures record net inflows during 2017

BlackRock has cross-listed five fixed income ETFs to SIX Swiss Exchange. The suite of iShares funds provides exposure to inflation-linked government bonds, EUR-denominated high yield corporate bonds, USD-denominated corporate bonds, long-term Treasuries, and a core portfolio of corporate bonds.



JP Morgan launches managed futures ETF on NYSE

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches actively managed futures ETF on NYSE

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched the JPMorgan Managed Futures ETF (JPMF US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund follows an actively managed hedge fund strategy and provides exposure to carry and momentum factors across fixed income, currency, commodity and equity markets.



WisdomTree cross-lists eight ETFs on Mexican exchange

Dec 11th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree cross-lists eight ETFs on Mexico’s stock exchange

WisdomTree has cross-listed a further eight ETFs on the Mexican stock exchange, Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV).



First Trust introduces CAD-hedged units of US sector ETFs

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
First Trust introduces CAD-hedged units of US sector ETFs

First Trust Portfolios Canada has introduced currency-hedged units for four of its US sector ETFs currently listed on Toronto Stock Exchange. The four ETFs in question provide exposure to Russell 1000 equities from the consumer staples, industrials, technology, and healthcare sectors using the AlphaDEX methodology as a stock selection overlay.



BNP Paribas cross-lists US and EM sustainability ETFs on Deutsche Börse

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
BNP Paribas cross-lists US and EM sustainability ETFs on Deutsche Börse

BNP Paribas has cross-listed two new equity ETFs on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges, providing exposure to companies listed in the US and in emerging markets.



PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF passes $1 billion AUM milestone

Dec 8th, 2017 | By
Invesco cuts fees on two PowerShares S&P 500 factor ETFs

Invesco has announced that the PowerShares KBW Bank Portfolio ETF (KBWB US) has surpassed $1 billion in assets under management. Dan Draper, global head of ETFs at Invesco, commented: “Strong interest in KBWB is likely the result of market optimism toward stronger economic growth, corporate tax reform, and higher interest rates, which overall has created an improved outlook for banks.”



BetaShares launches Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF

Dec 7th, 2017 | By
BetaShares launches Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF

Aussie ETF provider BetaShares has launched the BetaShares Australian Sustainability Leaders ETF (FAIR AU) on Australia Stock Exchange, providing exposure to local companies whose business activities are focused on sustainability.



TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker marks Malaysia’s first commodity ETF

Dec 6th, 2017 | By
TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker marks Malaysia’s first commodity ETF

Kuala Lumpur-based Affin Hwang Asset Management has launched the TradePlus Shariah Gold Tracker (GOLDETF MK) on Bursa Malaysia Berhad, the first commodity-tracking ETF listed in Malaysia. 



First Trust launches currency-hedged versions of active FX ETF

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

First Trust Global Portfolios (FTGP) has launched euro- and pounds sterling-hedged share classes of the First Trust FactorFX UCITS ETF (FTFX LN). Derek Fulton, CEO of FTGP, said, “These new hedged share classes allow euro and sterling denominated investors to access the strategy while controlling their exchange rate volatility against the fund’s USD base currency.”



Arrow Capital launches its first ETF in Canada

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Arrow Capital Management ETFs

Arrow Capital Management has launched the Exemplar Investment Grade ETF (CORP CN), an actively managed fixed income ETF aimed at investors looking to protect their portfolios during periods of rising interest rates. Listed on Toronto Stock Exchange, the fund marks Arrow Capital’s first foray into the ETF provider space.