‘ United States and Canada ’

Pacer’s Trendpilot ETFs drop Wilshire for S&P DJI

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETF Distributors.

Pacer ETFs has announced it is changing index provider for its large and mid-cap Trendpilot ETFs, dropping Wilshire Indexes in favour of S&P Dow Jones Indices. The changes, due to come into effect on 1 November 2017, also include new fund names for the trend-following ETFs. Sean O’Hara, president of Pacer ETF Distributors, commented: “Utilizing S&P DJI’s indices will allow the funds to function more efficiently and reflects our desire to add transparency to our products.”



Sage Advisory launches ESG corporate bond ETF

Nov 1st, 2017 | By
Sage Advisory launches first ETF

Sage Advisory, an investment management firm based in Austin, Texas, has unveiled its first independently issued ETF, the Sage ESG Intermediate Credit ETF (Cboe: GUDB). The ETF has been listed on the Cboe ETF Marketplace.



Invesco cross-lists currency-hedged PowerShares ETFs to SIX

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Deutsche cross-lists six US sector ETFs to SIX

Invesco has cross-listed three PowerShares ETFs, comprising seven trading lines, to Switzerland’s SIX Swiss Exchange. The ETFs offer currency-hedged exposure to the Nasdaq 100, a high-dividend low-volatility version of the S&P 500, and US high-yield bonds.



Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Inspire’s biblical ETFs break $100m in AUM

Inspire Investing has reported that its family of US-listed biblically responsible ETFs has passed $100 million in assets under management (AUM) just eight months after launching in February this year.



EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports five years of outperformance

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
EcoLogical Strategy ETF reports benchmark-beating performance on five-year anniversary

The EcoLogical Strategy ETF (NYSE Arca: HECO), an actively managed ETF focused on investing in green companies, has provided benchmark-beating returns since its inception five years ago.



Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

Oct 31st, 2017 | By
Sygnia unveils four new ETFs in South Africa

South African asset manager Sygnia has unveiled four new ETFs on Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) as part of its Sygnia Itrix range. The funds provide exposure to a range of local and international asset classes including JSE-listed equities, US equities and global property.



Franklin Templeton unveils passive ETF line-up linked to FTSE indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments.

Franklin Templeton has unveiled its first fully passive ETFs, including 14 single-country and two regional funds. The ETFs, which track market cap-weighted indices designed by FTSE Russell, are scheduled to be listed on NYSE Arca on 6 November 2017. Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs for Franklin Templeton, said: “Our new suite of passive ETFs will provide a cost-effective way to access beta solutions, further rounding out our offerings for US investors.”



S&P DJI publishes carbon metrics for equity indices

Oct 30th, 2017 | By
S&P DJI debuts carbon metrics for equity indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) has begun publishing carbon metrics on the majority of its equity indices, including the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Industrial Average. The initiative aims to support ESG transparency, enabling market participants to understand, measure and manage carbon risk.



USAA launches six debut ETFs

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
USAA launches six debut ETFs

The United Services Automobile Association (USAA) has become the latest new ETF issuer with the launch of six ETFs on NYSE Arca. Four of the ETFs track smart beta equity indices while two are actively managed fixed income strategies.



Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Oct 26th, 2017 | By
Deutsche unveils low-cost international equity ETF suite in US

Deutsche Asset Management has unveiled a low-cost suite of US-listed ETFs designed to offer investors access to various segments of the international (ex-US) equity market. Fiona Bassett, head of passive asset management in the Americas, commented: “Our European heritage mean that we are well-positioned to bring meaningful efficiencies and cost savings to US investors for these exposures.”