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Cheapest ETFs not always the best, say industry experts

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Cheapest ETFs not always the best, say industry experts

Investors should avoid looking exclusively at fund fees when selecting exchange-traded funds, according to a panel of industry experts who addressed an event held by HSBC Global Asset Management last week. The speakers explained that while choosing an ETF with a competitive fee structure is undoubtedly important, investors should not discount the tracking precision of the fund as ETFs which do not perform well by this second metric potentially run the risk of consistently lagging their underlying indices by a notable degree.



Lyxor rolls out Stoxx Europe 600 ETF with euro hedging

Apr 25th, 2017 | By
Lyxor rolls out Stoxx Europe 600 ETF with euro hedging

Lyxor has launched a new ETF, offering currency-hedged exposure to the Stoxx Europe 600 Index, on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. The Lyxor Stoxx Europe 600 UCITS ETF Monthly Hedged D-EUR (STXH) tracks the most liquid, large, mid and small-cap companies in European industrialised countries while minimising the effect of fluctuations between index component currencies and the euro.



London Stock Exchange sees 23 new ETP listings during March

Apr 13th, 2017 | By
London Stock Exchange sees 23 new ETP listings during March

Thirteen new ETFs and ten new ETCs listed on the London Stock Exchange in March, bringing the total number of ETFs and ETPs listed on the exchange to 890 and 451 respectively.



IG: Tips for private investors creating ETF portfolios

Apr 12th, 2017 | By
Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG

With over 6,000 ETFs, of which there are 1,200 ISA eligible ETFs, it can be intimidating for private investors to know where to start. Oliver Smith, Portfolio Manager at IG, shares some tips on how private should build portfolios using ETFs.



Tradeweb reports strongest month for European ETF trading since launch

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Tradeweb reports strongest month for European ETF trading since launch

Trading activity on Tradeweb’s European ETF marketplace during March was the strongest month on record since the platform’s launch in late 2012.



Charles Stanley targets smaller investors with Personal Portfolio Service

Apr 11th, 2017 | By
Charles Stanley Pan Asset’s PanDynamic model portfolios hit five-year milestone

Charles Stanley has launched a new managed portfolio service aimed at clients with less than £150,000. The offering, called the Personal Portfolio Service (PPS), has been developed as a high value, cost-effective alternative to the firm’s bespoke discretionary managed portfolios, according to Christopher Aldous, head of asset management at Charles Stanley.



IG launches online “Smart Portfolios” built with iShares ETFs

Apr 6th, 2017 | By
Peter Hetherington, CEO of IG Group

Online trading firm IG Group has entered the digital wealth management space with the unveiling of its IG Smart Portfolios suite, a range of model investment portfolios constructed solely with iShares ETFs and using asset allocation insights from BlackRock.



Bank ETFs remain buoyant despite Brexit uncertainty

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
Bank ETFs remain buoyant despite Brexit uncertainty

Despite continued uncertainty regarding their operations after Brexit – two-thirds of major financial firms with UK operations are yet to make any public statement about their plans – Europe and UK-focused bank ETFs remain buoyant.



Bats rolls out ten European market indices

Apr 4th, 2017 | By
Mark Hemsley, President of Europe for CBOE

Exchange operator Bats Europe has launched new benchmark indices for ten additional European market, bringing the number of indices the firm offers to 39.



LSE/Deutsche Börse merger blocked by European Commission

Mar 31st, 2017 | By
LSE/Deutsche Börse merger blocked by EU

The European Commission has formally announced they have blocked the proposed merger of the London Stock Exchange (LSE) and Deutsche Börse, in a move that confirms widespread market expectations. Had it been allowed, the £24 billion union of Europe’s two largest exchange operators would have overseen a combined market share of around 70% of ETF trading volume in Europe.