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Deutsche AM lowers fees for two Xtrackers high dividend ETFs

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Deutsche lowers fees on Xtrackers international equity ETF suite

Deutsche Asset Management has lowered the expense ratios of two Xtrackers ETFs within its suite of high dividend equity funds. Fiona Bassett, global co-head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented, “With interest rates globally currently at low levels, equities paying higher dividend rates could be an attractive option to meet ongoing income requirements within portfolios.”

Invesco to move to one global brand

Feb 16th, 2018 | By
Marty Flanagan, President and CEO of Invesco

Invesco has announced that it is moving to a unified global brand. The company will now be referred to as Invesco everywhere it does business with the brands affected by the change being Perpetual, Trimark and Invesco’s ETF business PowerShares. Marty Flanagan, president and CEO of Invesco, said, “Although we are moving to a unified brand, we will preserve the time-tested and distinctive investment perspectives, processes and approaches of our many investment teams across the globe.”

European-listed ETFs grow AUM by record amount in January

Feb 13th, 2018 | By
European ETF AUM grows by record amount in January

Assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed in Europe increased by a record $54.0 billion during January 2018 to reach a new high of $856bn, according to ETF industry consultant ETFGI. At the current growth rate, AUM within the European ETF/ETP industry is expected to pass the $1 trillion milestone in April 2018.

First Trust Global Portfolios’ ETF suite reaches $600m AUM

Feb 9th, 2018 | By
Derek Fulton, CEO of First Trust Global Portfolios

The assets under management of First Trust Global Portfolios’ (FTGP) European-listed ETF suite has grown to over $600m since the firm debuted its first ETF in the European market in 2011. Derek Fulton, CEO at FTGP said, “We have been hugely encouraged by the increasing interest in our trusted innovative investment solutions and believe this significant growth underlines the value of our proven investment strategies.”

Copia launches factor-enhanced portfolios

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
Hoshang Daroga, quantitative investment manager at Copia

Copia Capital Management, the discretionary fund manager of Novia Group, has launched its “Select Plus” range of managed portfolios, aimed at the UK adviser market. The suite of five portfolios are constructed using a blend of ETFs, as well as funds by Dimensional Fund Advisors, and provide access to risk premia associated with certain factor exposures. According to Hoshang Daroga, quantitative investment manager at Copia, the systematic factor-based approach can help advisers diversify portfolios and potentially enhance returns.

JP Morgan to launch fixed income ETFs in Europe; includes smart beta play

Jan 26th, 2018 | By
Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs, JP Morgan Asset Management.

JP Morgan has announced plans to launch a trio of bond ETFs in Europe. The ETFs will provide exposure to ultra-short government and corporate bonds, short-duration European government bonds, and a smart beta play on EM sovereign bonds. Bryon Lake, international head of ETFs at JP Morgan Asset Management, said: “We’re focused on launching products which will serve specific investor needs. Sophisticated investors, across Europe, are saying they want to see innovation in the fixed income arena whether that be our beta builder, smart beta and/or active capabilities.”

PIMCO: Economic growth masks eurozone’s underlying fragility

Jan 19th, 2018 | By
Nicola Mai, portfolio manager, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO.

By Nicola Mai, portfolio manager, sovereign credit analyst at PIMCO.
While things look good over the cyclical horizon, investors shouldn’t be complacent about the long-term outlook, as the region is still far from resolving its existential challenges.

Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX Swiss Exchange

Jan 16th, 2018 | By
Vanguard cross-lists Euro Stoxx 50 ETF to SIX

Vanguard has cross-listed the Vanguard Euro Stoxx 50 UCITS ETF (VX5E SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, offering another access point for investors seeking exposure to mega-cap blue-chip stocks in the eurozone. The ETF, which is based on the widely followed Euro Stoxx 50 index, is already available on the London Stock Exchange and on Deutsche Börse.

LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
VanEck launches 'fallen angel' and high-yield EM corporate bond ETFs on LSE

Ten new ETFs and 27 ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in December 2017, making it exchange’s busiest month of the year for new listings. On-exchange ETF/ETP trading, however, was down for the month and broadly flat for the year.

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.”