‘ United States and Canada ’

Franklin Templeton debuts two actively managed municipal bond ETFs

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
Franklin Templeton debuts two actively managed municipal bond ETFs

Franklin Templeton Investments has launched two new actively managed municipal bond ETFs, the Franklin Liberty Intermediate Municipal Opportunities ETF (NYSE Arca: FLMI) and Franklin Liberty Municipal Bond ETF (NYSE Arca: FLMB). Patrick O’Connor, global head of ETFs at Franklin Templeton Investments, commented: “Leveraging our world class municipal bond platform, these actively managed ETFs seek to generate yield exempt from federal taxes, allowing investors to keep more of what they earn.”



Janus Henderson to close health and fitness ETF

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
Janus Health Fitness ETF

Janus Henderson has announced plans to close and liquidate the Health and Fitness ETF (Nasdaq: FITS) as a result of a market review of the firm’s product line-up.



SSGA makes changes to SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF

Sep 1st, 2017 | By

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA), the asset manager behind the SPDR range of ETFs, has announced future changes to the name and index of the SPDR Morgan Stanley Technology ETF.



First Asset launches unhedged Tech Giants ETF share class

Sep 1st, 2017 | By
First Asset launches unhedged Tech Giants ETF share class

First Asset Investment Management has launched a new share class of the First Asset Tech Giants Covered Call ETF (Toronto: TXF) which will trade under the ticker code TXF.B.



Clearbrook rings NYSE closing bell to highlight OCIO ETF launch

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
ClearShares OCIO ETF

Members of New York-based Clearbrook Global Advisors – Elliott Wislar, CEO and Thomas Deegan, COO – have rung the NYSE closing bell to mark the launch of the ClearShares OCIO ETF (NYSE Arca: OCIO).



GAMCO Investors licenses ActiveShares ETF structure

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO.

Gabelli Asset Management Company (GAMCO) Investors has entered into a license agreement with Precidian Investments to support the launch by GAMCO of a family of ActiveShares actively-managed, semi-transparent ETFs. “The ActiveShares structure gives [GAMCO] access to a new set of investors as the actively-managed ETF market grows,” said Mario J. Gabelli, Chairman and CEO of GAMCO. “Our agreement with Precidian adds another tax-efficient structure for delivery of our strategies.”



IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

New york-based asset manager IndexIQ has changed the expense ratios on ten of its ETFs, lowering the fees charged on four of its funds but surprisingly nudging up the costs of six ETFs.



Turner Investments to acquire ETF issuer Elkhorn Capital

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Turner Investments to acquire ETF issuer Elkhorn Capital

Turner Investments has announced that it has reached a definitive agreement with Elkhorn Funds’ Board of Trustees to acquire Illinois-based ETF provider Elkhorn Capital. The acquisition, which is not conditioned on shareholder approval, is expected to close in the next few weeks.



Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
Vanguard planning US total corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Vanguard has filed a preliminary registration statement with the Securities and Exchange Commission for the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF which is due to be launched in the fourth quarter of this year. The fund will offer investors access to the entire US investment-grade corporate bond market by investing in other Vanguard ETFs.



Amplify ETFs announces changes to YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF

Aug 30th, 2017 | By
Amplify ETFs announces changes to YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF

Amplify ETFs, the sponsor of the income-oriented YieldShares brand of funds, has announced significant changes to the investment objective, index, name and ticker of the Amplify YieldShares Prime 5 Dividend ETF (Bats: PFV).