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S-Network launches ESG based IndexAmericas

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:08

In their latest collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), S-Network Global Indexes, a firm that supports socially responsible investment publishing best-practice benchmark indexes in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, has created the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index (IndexAmericas). »

Nasdaq Stock Market welcomes seven new ETPs in Q1

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:07

Nasdaq has received seven new exchange-traded product (ETP) listings from five different issuers during the first quarter of 2017. »

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. »

Lyxor reports record high quarter for European ETF market flows

Thu, 13/04/2017 - 10:16

Marlène Hassine Konqui, head of ETF Research at Lyxor, writes that European ETF market flows ended the first quarter on a positive note, continuing the positive trend for 2017. »

First Trust launches EquityCompass Risk Manager ETFs

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 14:38

First Trust Advisors has launched the EquityCompass Risk Manager ETF (ERM) and the EquityCompass Tactical Risk Manager ETF (TERM). »

ETF Securities writes on mitigating contango

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 14:34

ETF Securities has written a note on how to mitigate the cost of contango, explaining that an investor in commodities using futures contracts is not only exposed to the price of the raw material but also to the cost of holding a futures contract and rolling it from one contract to another. »

Tradeweb reports record activity in March

Wed, 12/04/2017 - 12:17

Tradeweb reports that March proved to be the strongest month for the Tradeweb European ETF marketplace since its launch in late 2012. Trading activity surpassed EUR17.73 billion, beating previous record-holder January 2017 by EUR2.42 billion. The platform also enjoyed a record-breaking first quarter, with total traded volume amounting to EUR45.11 billion, up 19 per cent on Q4 2016. »

WisdomTree comments on UK inflation figures

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 13:05

The latest reading from the UK’s Office for National Statistics (ONS) shows that Consumer Prices Index (CPI) inflation remained at 2.3 per cent in March. Viktor Nossek (pictured), director of research at ETF provider and sponsor WisdomTree in Europe, says: “It is no surprise UK CPI remained flat in March as neither energy prices nor sterling moved significantly over the month. Indeed, inflation has probably peaked for now. »

Source reports USD500m inflows into gold ETC year to date

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 13:01

Investors have been returning to gold ‘aggressively’ this year, according to ETF provider Source. »

VanEck marks fifth anniversary of Fallen Angel High Yield Bond

Tue, 11/04/2017 - 12:57

VanEck has marked the fifth anniversary of the launch of its VanEck Vectors Fallen Angel High Yield Bond ETF (ANGL). The firm writes that ANGL was the first ETF to provide targeted exposure to ‘fallen angels,’ a category of high yield bonds that were originally issued as investment grade but which have since experienced a downgrade to junk status. »

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