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European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

Jan 10th, 2018 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

European-listed ETFs enjoyed a record-breaking increase in assets of $230 billion during 2017 to reach $802bn at year-end, according to data from ETFGI. The increase of 40%, from $573bn at the end of 2016, is the most significant growth in European ETF assets since 2009 when markets recovered following the 2008 financial crisis. Commenting, Hector McNeil, co-CEO of HANetf, said: “ETFs are a success story that no asset manager can afford to ignore and I predict double-digit asset growth in ETFs is the new normal.”



ETFs will relegate mutual funds to ‘legacy products’, says HANetf’s McNeil

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
European ETF industry flourishes in 2017 with 40% AUM growth

Mutual funds will become legacy products within 15 years, with ETF assets in Europe set to treble within the next decade, according to Hector McNeil, chief executive of new white-label ETF provider HANetf.



Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Risk – the dog that did not bite in 2017, says S&P DJI

In a review of 2017, Hamish Preston, senior associate, index investment strategy at S&P Dow Jones Indices states that “risk was the dog that didn’t bite this year”.



Tradeweb reports strong selling of European equity ETFs during November

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Tradeweb reports strong selling of European equity ETFs during November

Tradeweb has reported that European equity ETFs saw strong net selling activity on its European-listed ETF marketplace during November with ‘sells’ outstripping ‘buys’ by fourteen percentage points.



WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

Dec 12th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree launches three inverse government bond ETPs

WisdomTree has launched three new Boost ETPs offering investors inverse exposure to UK Gilts, and triple inverse exposure to German Bunds and US Treasuries. Jose Poncela, head of ETNs at WisdomTree, Europe, said: “We’re excited to be launching three inverse fixed income ETPs at a time when such products are attracting the majority of flows year-to-date in the European short-and-leveraged market.”



Fitz Partners study weighs cost of ETF transaction fees

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Hugues Gillibert, CEO of Fitz Partners

Transaction fees, measured as a percentage of invested assets, has the potential to increase an ETF’s ongoing charge figure (OCF) by as much as 500%, according to a study by Fitz Partners. Hugues Gillibert, CEO of Fitz Partners, said: “The growth in smart beta ETFs is one of the reasons for the overall increase in trading costs for ETFs.”



Invesco cross-lists Source Europe mid-cap ETF to Borsa Italiana

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Invesco cross-lists Source Europe mid-cap ETF to Borsa Italiana

Invesco PowerShares has cross-listed the Source Stoxx Europe Mid 200 UCITS ETF (SDJMID IM) on Borsa Italiana. The fund tracks a representation of mid-cap companies in Europe.



Solactive launches Tradable European Factor Index Series

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Solactive launches Tradable European Factor Index Series

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched a family of five European single factor equity indices, which will tracks firms with strong value, quality, low beta, price momentum, and earnings momentum characteristics. The smart beta indices have been exclusively licensed to Invesco PowerShares to underlie a suite of ETFs launched on Deutsche Börse earlier this week.



Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
Barclays launches smart beta fixed income indices

Barclays has launched the Barclays Rates Factor Indices, a suite of indices designed to capture risk premia (including carry, value, and momentum factors), from interest rate markets.



Invesco launches five PowerShares European equity factor ETFs

Nov 28th, 2017 | By
Invesco PowerShares launches five European equity factor ETFs

Invesco PowerShares has launched five European equity ETFs, each offering focused exposure to a single factor – value, quality, low beta, price momentum, and earnings momentum. Chris Mellor, equity product specialist at Invesco PowerShares, commented: “We expect these new ETFs to attract a variety of investors who want to pursue factors from either a tactical or a strategic perspective.”