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Strong ETF listing activity recorded on LSE in March

Apr 24th, 2018 | By
March saw 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs listed on the LSE.

The number of ETFs and ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange rose significantly in March, with 27 new ETFs and 76 ETPs added during the month. New listings on the exchange were provided by VanEck, UBS, Societe Generale, BlackRock, Lyxor and Deutsche Asset Management.



Pacer ETFs launches thematic fund tracking veteran-friendly firms

Apr 10th, 2018 | By
Pacer ETFs Military Times Best Employers ETF Launch

Pacer ETFs has introduced the Pacer Military Times Best Employers ETF (VETS US), a new thematic fund tracking US-listed firms that support training and professional development of military veterans, service members and their families.



Lyxor introduces euro-hedged share class for gender equality ETF

Mar 29th, 2018 | By
Gender equality ETFs Lyxor UBS

Lyxor has introduced the Lyxor Global Gender Equality (DR) UCITS ETF – Monthly Hedged to EUR (ELLH GY), a currency-hedged share class of its global gender equality ETF. Listed on Deutsche Börse, the share class hedges the fund’s US dollar exposure to the euro, the fund’s trading currency.



UBS lists JPY-hedged class for MSCI ACWI ESG ETF on SIX Swiss

Mar 21st, 2018 | By
UBS lists JPY-hedged class for global ESG ETF

UBS Asset Management has introduced a new Japanese yen-hedged share class for the UBS MSCI ACWI ESG Universal UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing JPY-referenced investors currency-hedged exposure to global stocks with high environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards.



MPI launches hedge fund index business

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI

Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched MPI Hedge Fund Indices, a new business line providing investable indices for the hedge fund universe. Each index has two components: the first involves a sub-set of targeted hedge funds, while the second aims to track the first using ETFs, Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI, commented, “We are combining our experience with our patented dynamic factor model to build better benchmarks for hedge fund performance.”



BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
BlackRock extends iShares offering on SIX Swiss Exchange

BlackRock has introduced 15 new trading lines for iShares products on SIX Swiss Exchange, comprising equity and fixed income exposures. The new listings – a mix of accumulating, distributing and currency-hedged share classes – expand the range of tools available for Switzerland-based investors.



UBS cross-lists gender equality ETF onto Borsa Italiana

Mar 9th, 2018 | By
UBS cross-lists gender ETF onto the Borsa Italiana

UBS has cross-listed its global gender equality ETF onto Borsa Italiana. The share class available on the Italian exchange is hedged to EUR and listed under the ticker code GENDEE IM. The UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF launched in December 2017 and has since accumulated $44m assets under management.



ETFs ring the bell for gender equality

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
The Irish Stock Exchange rings the bell for gender equality.

In events co-coordinated by Women in ETFs, 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted bell ringing ceremonies to mark International Women’s Day and to help advance the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment. ETF issuers have shown they are keen to play their part with a number of ETFs being launched in recent years that select stocks based on gender equality screening.



UBS introduces GBP-hedged share classes on two commodity ETFs

Mar 7th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces GBP-hedging on Bloomberg commodity ETFs

UBS has extended its currency-hedged product suite with the introduction of pound sterling-hedged share classes on a pair of commodity ETFs. They are the UBS CMCI ex-Agriculture SF UCITS (hedged to GBP) ETF (CCXAG SW) and the UBS Bloomberg Commodity CMCI SF UCITS (hedged to GBP) ETF (BCCMG SW).



UBS launches accumulating share class for MSCI World SRI ETF

Feb 19th, 2018 | By
UBS launches accumulating share class for MSCI World SRI ETF

UBS Global Asset Management has introduced an accumulating share class for its UBS MSCI World Socially Responsible UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges.