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SerenityShares launches impact investing ETF

Fri, 14/04/2017 - 12:55

SerenityShares Investments has launched the SerenityShares IMPACT ETF (ICAN) providing institutional and individual investors with access to US-listed companies who operate in areas that benefit or seek to improve societal, social, and environmental concerns. »

Sunl Gopalan, Global Fund Media

Guide to Relocation 2017

Mon, 20/02/2017 - 14:48

The Global Fund Media Guide to Relocation 2017 is the sixth edition of this unique online publication being made available to the 50,000-strong audience of investment managers, institutional investors and fund service providers who read GFM's family of investment management newswires daily. »

Deutsche Asset Management adds fourth fund to Comprehensive Factor ETF suite

Wed, 29/06/2016 - 09:12

Deutsche Asset Management (Deutsche AM) has launched the Deutsche X-trackers Russell 2000 Comprehensive Factor exchange traded fund (ETF) (DESC), the fourth ETF to be added to its multifactor suite.  »

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Irish Funds Annual Conference marks 25 years of investment funds industry in Ireland

Fri, 24/06/2016 - 09:31

Irish Funds, the representative body for the cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, kicked off its annual funds conference on Thursday, celebrating 25 years of the Association. »

UniCredit is latest ETF provider to list funds on SIX Swiss Exchange

Wed, 25/05/2016 - 16:15

European commercial bank UniCredit has become the latest exchange traded fund provider to list to list ETFs on the SIX Swiss Exchange with the launch of the UC Thomson Rts Bal European Convertible Bond UCITS ETF and the UC Thomson Rts Bal European Convertible Bond UCITS ETF-dis. »

Global X Funds' Scientific Beta Suite of Multi-factor ETFs outperform benchmarks at one-year anniversary

Thu, 19/05/2016 - 09:21

Global X Funds’ suite of four Scientific Beta ETFs haveall  outperformed their market cap-weighted benchmarks, with lower realised volatility, since their launch on 12 May, 2015.  »

Van Eck Merk Gold Trust reaches USD100m in assets

Fri, 15/04/2016 - 16:15

Van Eck Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ), launched in May 2014, has surpassed USD100 million in assets under management. »

Global X Funds to liquidate China Bond ETF

Tue, 05/04/2016 - 16:24

Global X Funds, the New York-based exchange-traded funds provider, has announced the scheduled liquidation of the Global X GF China Bond ETF (CHNB). »

Morningstar’s annual Global Asset Flows Report shows 2015 inflows one-third lower than in 2014

Morningstar’s annual Global Asset Flows Report shows 2015 inflows one-third lower than in 2014

Wed, 23/03/2016 - 09:48

Worldwide flows for mutual funds and exchange traded products (ETPs) in 2015 totalled USD949 billion, notably lower than the USD1.4 trillion that flowed into funds globally in 2014, according to Morningstar’s fourth annual Global Asset Flows Report. »

IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF named Best 40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund by Hedgeweek

IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF named Best 40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund by Hedgeweek

Tue, 22/03/2016 - 09:00

IndexIQ’s IQ Hedge Multi-Strategy Tracker ETF (QAI) has been named “Best 40 Act Liquid Alternatives Fund” for 2016 by the readership of Hedgeweek.  »

MSCI ESG Research scores funds on sustainability

MSCI ESG Research scores funds on sustainability

Tue, 08/03/2016 - 16:44

MSCI has expanded its MSCI ESG Research coverage to include approximately 21,000 mutual funds and exchange traded funds (ETFs). »

Vanguard launches International High Dividend Yield Index Fund and International Dividend Appreciation Index Fund

Vanguard launches International High Dividend Yield Index Fund and International Dividend Appreciation Index Fund

Wed, 02/03/2016 - 16:34

Vanguard has launched its first dividend-oriented international equity index funds – Vanguard International High Dividend Yield Index Fund and Vanguard International Dividend Appreciation Index Fund, both of which have an ETF share class. »

Purpose Investments adds two new funds to offering

Purpose Investments adds two new funds to offering

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 09:10

Purpose Investments has launched the Purpose US Cash ETF and the Purpose Premium Money Market Fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange. »

WisdomTree launches CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund

Thu, 25/02/2016 - 09:09

WisdomTree, an exchange-traded fund (ETF) and exchange-traded product (ETP) sponsor and asset manager, has launched the CBOE S&P 500 PutWrite Strategy Fund (PUTW), on the NYSE Arca. »

Two out six IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in January

Two out six IndexIQ hedge fund replication indices positive in January

Thu, 11/02/2016 - 16:35

Two out six of IndexIQ’s proprietary family of hedge fund replication and alternative beta indices recorded positive performance in January. »

MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index Fund to close

Tue, 09/02/2016 - 09:42

The Board of Trustees of Precidian ETFs Trust has decided to liquidate and shutter the MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index Fund, due to the Fund's inability to attract sufficient investment assets.  »

Silver Bullion Trust Unitholders approve ETF conversion with Purpose Investments

Wed, 27/01/2016 - 16:45

Silver Bullion Trust (SBT) unitholders have voted to approve the trust’s conversion from a closed-end fund to a silver-bullion exchange traded fund at a special meeting in Toronto. »

IRON Funds launches Equity Premium Income Fund

Mon, 25/01/2016 - 09:33

IRON Funds has launched the IRON Equity Premium Income Fund which aims to provide superior risk-adjusted total return relative to the CBOE S&P 500 BuyWrite Index by utilising an actively managed options overlay strategy on the underlying exchange traded index fund. »

BlackRock builds sustainable product range with fixed income ETF

Wed, 13/01/2016 - 14:00

BlackRock has launched a sustainable bond exchange-traded fund in response to growing demand for investments that incorporate environmental, social and governance (ESG) factors. »

Bill McNabb, Vanguard

Vanguard reports lower expense ratios for 53 mutual fund and ETF shares

Mon, 04/01/2016 - 10:27

Vanguard clients saved a total of USD12.4 million as a result of lower expense ratios for 53 individual mutual fund shares, including 21 exchange-traded fund shares (ETFs). »

NextShares launch as ‘effective’ according to the SEC

Mon, 21/12/2015 - 15:31

December has seen the SEC declare the registration statement for NextShares Solutions effective, the firm says.  »

Initial NextShares fund registration statements declared effective by SEC

Mon, 14/12/2015 - 14:59

The registration statements of 18 NextShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) have been declared effective by the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). »

ProShares to transfer four funds to BATS Exchange

Mon, 30/11/2015 - 09:19

ProShares, a premier provider of ETFs, is to transfer the listing of four ProShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) from the NYSE Arca to the BATS Exchange on or about 15 December. »

Invesco Canada expands access to Platform Traded Funds

Invesco Canada expands access to Platform Traded Funds

Tue, 17/11/2015 - 15:31

Invesco Canada, through Aequitas PTF Connect, is to provide industry-wide access to its Platform Traded Funds (PTF) structure. »

Aussie ETF industry breaks the AUD20bn barrier

Fri, 13/11/2015 - 15:18

The Australian exchange traded fund industry has recorded rapid growth in October, breaking through the AUD20 billion mark in total funds under management (FUM), according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – October 2015.  »

WisdomTree launches three new ETFs on BATS Exchange

Fri, 30/10/2015 - 16:32

Three new ExchangeTraded funds from WisdomTree – the WisdomTree Europe Local Recovery Fund (EZR), the WisdomTree Strong Dollar Emerging Markets Equity Fund (EMSD), and the WisdomTree Global ex-US Hedged Real Estate Fund (HDRW) – are now trading on BATS Exchange. »

Van Eck to market Merk’s physical gold ETF

Tue, 27/10/2015 - 02:38

Merk has rebranded its physical gold ETF the Merk Gold Trust as the Van Eck Merk Gold Trust (OUNZ) with van Eck assuming the marketing role for the fund. »

iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index licensed to MUKAM for Japan reatil fund

iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index licensed to MUKAM for Japan reatil fund

Wed, 21/10/2015 - 16:41

The iSTOXX MUTB Japan Quality 150 Index has been licensed by Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management (MUKAM) to underlie a passive index fund. The new fund will be geared toward retail investors and expected to launch in November 2015. »

Investors pulled EUR18bn from European open-ended MFs in August

Investors pulled EUR18bn from European open-ended MFs in August

Tue, 06/10/2015 - 09:24

Morningstar’s latest European fund flows figures reveal that fears about the Chinese economy and slumping returns have unsettled investors, who in August pulled nearly EUR18 billion from European open-end mutual funds, excluding money market funds. »

Nithin Thomas

Cybersecurity firm warns of high threat level in financial industry

Mon, 05/10/2015 - 16:31

Last week’s news of the ETF Securities’ launch of the first European ETF focused on cybersecurity was greeted by Dr Nithin Thomas, (pictured) founder and CEO of security start-up SQR Systems as ‘excellent news’. »

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