‘ United States and Canada ’

Lyxor cross-lists floating rate bond ETF on SIX

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Francois Millet, head of product line management, ETFs & indexing, at Lyxor.

Lyxor has listed the Lyxor $ Floating Rate Note CHF Monthly Hedged UCITS ETF (FLOTH SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing currency-hedged exposure to dollar-denominated corporate debt that is protected from rising interest rates. Francois Millet, head of product line management, ETFs & indexing, at Lyxor said: “For us, it was important to create a simple, low-cost way for investors to access the US dollar-denominated floating rate note market. As a Luxembourg SICAV, this ETF will be attractive to investors right across Europe.”



UBS cross-lists EUR-hedged S&P 500 ETF on Deutsche Börse

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
UBS cross-lists EUR-hedged S&P 500 ETF on Deutsche Börse

UBS Global Asset Management has cross-listed the UBS S&P 500 UCITS (hedged to EUR) ETF (UEQD GY) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges.



Arrow Capital launches its first ETF in Canada

Dec 5th, 2017 | By
Arrow Capital Management ETFs

Arrow Capital Management has launched the Exemplar Investment Grade ETF (CORP CN), an actively managed fixed income ETF aimed at investors looking to protect their portfolios during periods of rising interest rates. Listed on Toronto Stock Exchange, the fund marks Arrow Capital’s first foray into the ETF provider space.



JP Morgan unveils event-driven hedge fund ETF

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
JP Morgan unveils event-driven hedge fund ETF

JP Morgan Asset Management has launched the JP Morgan Event Driven ETF (JPED US), an actively managed fund offering diversified exposure to returns historically accessed by event-driven hedge fund strategies.



New entrant Advisors AM launches two dividend ETFs

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
GraniteShares acquires Master Income ETF; lowers fees

Advisors Asset Management has entered the US ETF market with the launch of two dividend-focused ETF strategies targeting US-listed and emerging market equities. The NYSE Arca-listed funds aim to enhance the sustainability of their dividend yields by employing a quality screen to constituent selection.



Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Horizons launches Canada’s first robotics ETF

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Robotics and Automation Index ETF (ROBO CN), the first ETF listed in Canada to offer thematic exposure to the robotics and automation industry. Steve Hawkins, president and Co-CEO of Horizons ETFs, said: “This could be the largest untapped investment opportunity for Canadian investors.”



Desjardins unveils EM multifactor ETF with controlled volatility

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
Nicolas Richard, chief operating officer at Desjardins Global Asset Management.

The Desjardins Emerging Markets Multifactor-Controlled Volatility ETF (DFE CN), launched on the Toronto Stock Exchange, complements the firm’s existing suite of three multifactor funds which includes ETFs providing exposure to US, Canadian, and developed international equities. Nicolas Richard, chief operating officer at Desjardins, said, “We are now in a position to offer our unique and innovative construction strategy for all of the major markets of the world.”



Robotic ETFs cash in

Dec 1st, 2017 | By
2017 – the year of the robot?

Thematic ETFs providing access to companies involved in the manufacture or use of robotics and automation have seen stunning growth in assets under management (AUM) in 2017, fuelled both by large inflows and remarkable returns.



Vanguard files for actively managed smart beta ETFs

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
ETF managed portfolios AUM up strongly, reports Morningstar

Asset management titan Vanguard has filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to launch six new actively managed smart beta ETFs providing exposure to US equities. The firm’s foray into the active ETF space will initially include momentum, liquidity, quality, value and low volatility single factor ETFs as well as a multi-factor fund.



VanEck rolls out four UCITS ETFs on the Mexican Stock Exchange

Nov 30th, 2017 | By
VanEck rolls out four UCITS ETFs on the Mexican Stock Exchange

VanEck has introduced four VanEck Vectors UCITS ETFs on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores, offering a mix of exposure: emerging market bonds, global gold miners, global small-cap gold miners, and US companies with wide ‘economic moats’.