‘ United States and Canada ’

Pacer launches trend following ETF

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Pacer launches enhanced trend following ETF

Pacer has launched the Pacer WealthShield ETF (PWS US), a trend following ETF that rotates between fixed income and equity sectors using quantitative signals based on risk and momentum.



AlphaClone makes changes to two ETFs

Dec 19th, 2017 | By
Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone

AlphaClone and Exchange Traded Concepts have announced that two AlphaClone-branded ETFs will undergo a change in fees, underlying index exposure, and trading exchange, effective 27 December 2017. The funds provide hedge-fund-like returns by selecting equities which are common to hedge funds’ publicly disclosed positions. Maz Jadallah, CEO of AlphaClone said, “Our approach seeks to combine the best of man and machine by leveraging the most established investors while offering a rules-based investment methodology.”



AdvisorShares Vice ETF shuns ESG

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
VICE ETF AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares has launched the actively managed AdvisorShares Vice ETF (ACT US) on Nasdaq Exchange. While funds providing ESG-focused exposure are increasingly in vogue, ACT is the first ETF to provide concentrated exposure to companies in the alcohol, cannabis and tobacco sectors.



Emerging markets the biggest opportunity in 2018, says VanEck

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Emerging Markets the biggest opportunity in 2018 says VanEck

By Jan van Eck, CEO of VanEck.

The biggest investment opportunity for 2018 remains in emerging markets equities. As we entered 2017, US equities had done well for five years, meaning investors were underweight international and emerging markets. Emerging markets have however outperformed dramatically this year and we think it is still early innings for this asset class.



Hartford Funds launches active fixed income ETF

Dec 15th, 2017 | By
Hartford Funds launches active fixed income ETF

Hartford Funds has launched the firm’s fourth actively managed fixed income ETF, the Hartford Municipal Opportunities ETF (HMOP US), on NYSE Arca. Vernon Meyer, CIO of Hartford Funds, said, “Investors are very tax-aware and, as interest rates go up, advisors are seeking fixed income strategies with the potential for greater after-tax returns and income.”



IndexIQ launches US large-cap multi-factor ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
IndexIQ launches US large cap multi-factor ETF

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has launched the IQ Chaikin US Large Cap ETF (CLRG US) on the Nasdaq Exchange. “The addition of CLRG to our product suite provides investors and advisors with a powerful tool as they contemplate their domestic equity holdings,” said Salvatore Bruno, CIO of IndexIQ.



VelocityShares introduces first 4x leveraged ETPs to US

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
VelocityShares introduces first 4x leveraged ETPs to US

VelocityShares, the inverse and leveraged ETF brand of Janus Henderson Group, has launched a suite of ten quadruple-leveraged currency ETPs on NYSE Arca. Nick Cherney, senior vice president and head of ETPs for Janus Henderson, said, “This launch further demonstrates our dedication to developing sophisticated ETPs for institutional investors.”



ARK IM launches Israel innovative technology ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Israel Technology ETFs Middle East

ARK Investment Management has launched the ARK Israel Innovative Technology ETF (IZRL US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace. The fund provides exposure to Israel-listed companies whose main business operations are causing disruptive innovation in the internet, technology, genomics, health care, biotechnology, industrials, and manufacturing sectors.



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”.



ETF providers take active approach to stewardship: Morningstar

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
ETF providers take active approach to stewardship Morningstar

ETF providers are taking an increasingly active approach to stewardship of the companies they hold passive stakes in, according to new research from Morningstar. The report reveals that contrary to passive investing critics, the shift to index investing has not led to an abdication of shareholder oversight.