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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
Amundi cross-lists five ETFs 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
Amundi cross-lists European multi-factor market neutral ETF

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.”

EY: Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in five years

Nov 22nd, 2017 | By
EY: Majority of asset managers expected to offer ETFs in five years

Two-thirds (67%) of survey respondents believe most asset managers will have an ETF offering in the next five years, according to consultancy firm EY. Although pointing to robust growth within the industry, the report also suggests that ETF providers will face new challenges as the industry grows in size and influence. Lisa Kealy, EY EMEIA wealth & asset management ETF leader, commented: “The industry will need to innovate around investors, refine investor journeys and reduce investor costs to remain competitive.”

Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

Nov 21st, 2017 | By
Income ETFs in focus as global dividends hit record highs

The world’s largest 1,200 companies distributed a third-quarter record of $328.1 billion (£248bn) in dividends, according to research from Janus Henderson, putting a new full-year record for 2017 comfortably within reach. The dividend windfall is likely to enhance the appeal of equity income ETFs to yield-seeking investors.

PowerShares study finds record satisfaction among smart beta users

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
Morgan Stanley’s Fundlogic launches five equity smart beta ETFs

Satisfaction with smart beta products among users has hit a record 97%, up from 96% in 2016 and 91% in 2015, according to the results of the fourth annual European smart beta survey commissioned by ETF provider Invesco PowerShares.

WisdomTree to acquire ETF Securities’ European ETP business

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
WisdomTree to acquire ETF Securities’ European business

WisdomTree has entered into a definitive agreement to buy the European exchange-traded product operations of London-based ETF Securities, comprising 307 ETPs, including commodity, currency, and short & leveraged exposures, with over $17.6 billion of AUM combined. Graham Tuckwell, founder and chairman of ETF Securities, commented: “I believe this combination creates a uniquely positioned firm which will flourish in the years ahead, continuing to deliver huge value for customers and stakeholders.”

Amundi unveils European multi-factor market neutral ETF

Nov 8th, 2017 | By
Core strategies help Amundi post 50% organic ETF growth in 2017

Amundi has launched the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN FP) on Euronext Paris, providing a means for investors to gain access to the long-term potential of factor risk premia without being exposed to the direction of European equity markets. Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, commented: “In today’s low yield environment, investors are on the lookout for new ways to generate return and diversify their portfolios. This new ETF shows our ongoing determination to give investors transparent and effective investment solutions.”