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ETF assets globally reach close to USD4tn in first quarter of 2017

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 15:45

ETF data provider ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs/ETPs listed globally reached a new record high of USD3.913 trillion at the end Q1 2017, surpassing the prior record of USD3.844 trillion set at the end of February 2017. »

BlackRock reports global bond ETFs reached best quarter inflows

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:44

Stephen Cohen, Head of Fixed Income Beta at BlackRock, reports that the global bond ETF industry achieved its best quarter on record with USD44.5 billion inflows in Q1 2017, remaining resilient despite a widely-anticipated Fed rate hike in March. »

VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF marks fifth anniversary

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:27

VanEck is marking the fifth anniversary of the launch of its VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (MOAT) with the news that it recently passed USD1 billion in assets. »

Lyxor STOXX Europe 600 (DR) UCITS ETF Monthly Hedged launches on Xetra

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 12:25

The Lyxor STOXX Europe 600 (DR) UCITS ETF Monthly Hedged has launched on Xetra, providing investors with access to the most liquid companies in European industrialised countries. »

ETF Securities publishes triannual research

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 08:50

ETF Securities has published its Triannual collection of research. Focusing specifically on the inclusion of inflation linked bonds in a portfolio, Morgane Delledonne, Associate Director, Fixed Income Strategist comments that inflation-linked (I/L) bonds generally outperform nominal bonds in times of rising inflation and growth by an average of 3 per cent. »

AGF launches quantitative investing and ETF platform

Tue, 25/04/2017 - 07:42

AGF Management has launched AGFiQ Asset Management in the US market – a quantitative investment platform combining the strengths of investment professionals across AGF and its affiliates from Highstreet Asset Management and FFCM. »

ETF industry ETF makes strong trading start

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 16:35

The first two days of trading for the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (TETF) saw volumes open at 18,000 and increase to 25,000 on the second day. »

ETF Securities forecasts tightening of spreads as French election unfolds

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 09:06

Commenting on Emmanuel Macron’s strong showing in the first round of voting in the French election and its effect on the French market, Morgane Delledonne, Fixed Income Strategist at ETF Securities, says: “The French OAT- German Bund yield spreads tighten by 16bps as market’s pricing in the likely outcome of Macron winning the elections as many French political leaders now support him in an effort to block the Far-right Le Pen. »

Two iShares smart beta ETFs launched on Xetra

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:41

Two new equity index iShares exchange traded funds (ETFs) have launched on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt. »

Awards

GFM FundTech 2017 Awards - Voting now open

Mon, 24/04/2017 - 08:33

From risk management to regulatory reporting and trading and execution to cybersecurity and compliance, technology is playing an increasingly crucial role in the investment and asset management space. And at GFM, we want to salute the key players who are delivering outstanding tech-based products and services to the industry with the new GFM FundTech Awards. »

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