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The VIX index – how low can it go

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:44

ETF Securities has written a research note commenting that the VIX index – also known as the fear index - is currently demonstrating a complete absence of fear. The firm writes that in the context of current world affairs and political instability, it believes this is demonstrating a worrying complacency amongst investors. »

WisdomTree comments on accessing China A-Shares

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 13:45

Nizam Hamid (pictured), ETF Strategist at WisdomTree in Europe, has written a note regarding the likely inclusion by MSCI of Chinese A-shares and how investors in the UK can access these companies while the gradual change takes place. »

Solactive launches Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond Index

Thu, 15/06/2017 - 16:51

Solactive has launched a new index for the Asia-Pacific fixed-income space – the Solactive Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond Index – which will be tracked by the BetaShares Australian Bank Senior Floating Rate Bond ETF (QPON). »

Solactive and Panthera Solutions launch Solactive Panthera World Market Portfolio Index

Thu, 08/06/2017 - 09:45

Solactive and Panthera Solutions are launching the Solactive Panthera World Market Portfolio Index, which seeks to replicate the global market portfolio as measured by Monaco-based asset allocation consultancy Panthera Solutions through a multi-asset indexing strategy. »

Oil Hedged MLP Index launches

Tue, 06/06/2017 - 07:55

ETP Ventures, an index creator focused on solutions for the ETF industry, has launched its first index, the Oil Hedged MLP index (Ticker OILMLPTR), and licensed it to Amplify ETFs for the creation of a new Master Limited Partnership (MLP) Exchange Traded Fund (ETF). »

China Post Global launches smart beta Japan and China ETFs

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 13:27

March 2016 saw RBS’s ETF range Market Access move to China Post Global, in a transition that managing director Danny Dolan describes as ‘smooth’. “The team and I were at RBS previously with the ETFs,” Dolan explains, “and we moved here in parallel to the acquisition in a very smooth process.” »

MV Index Solutions launches suite of equal weight indices

Fri, 02/06/2017 - 12:29

MV Index Solutions (MVIS) has launched a suite of equal weight indices: the MVIS Germany Equal Weight Index, MVIS Japan Equal Weight Index, MVIS South Korea Equal Weight Index, MVIS United Kingdom Equal Weight Index, and MVIS Mexico Equal Weight Index. »

IHS Markit and Emirates NBD launch sukuk bond index

Wed, 31/05/2017 - 14:31

IHS Markit has launched the Emirates NBD Markit iBoxx USD Sukuk Index in collaboration with Emirates NBD, the Dubai-headquartered bank.   »

T3 Index launches E8 emerging market FX index

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 07:07

T3 Index has launched its E8 index, which measures the performance of the world’s eight largest emerging market exchange rates. »

Solactive launches Stable Income Europe Index

Mon, 22/05/2017 - 13:06

German index engineer Solactive has launched the Solactive Stable Income Europe Index, which is designed to replicate the performance of 50 European shares selected on the basis of a screening strategy blending together free cash flow yield, dividend yield and low volatility characteristics. »

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