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Ashley Schulten, BlackRock

BlackRock launches Green Bond Index Fund

Tue, 21/03/2017 - 08:57

BlackRock has launched a Green Bond Index Fund in response to growing demand from investors for this part of the fixed income market. »

Lyxor ETFs reports net new assets in February of nearly double one year average

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 14:19

Marlène Hassine (pictured), Head of ETF Research at Lyxor ETFs, reports that net new assets over February amounted to EUR9.4 billion, nearly twice the one year average of EUR4.9 billion. »

Lipper figures show European ETFs up in February

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 14:04

Detlef Glow (pictured), Head of EMEA research at Thomson Reuters Lipper, reports that net inflows, in combination with positive market impacts, led to increased assets under management in the European ETF industry by the end of February. »

E Fund HK develops first Hang Seng Index inverse product with Taiwan's Yuanta Funds

E Fund HK develops first Hang Seng Index inverse product with Taiwan's Yuanta Funds

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:56

E Fund Management (HK) Co has selected Yuanta Securities Investment Trust, one of Asia's largest inverse ETF issuers, as its technical adviser for developing the E Fund Yuanta Hang Seng Index Daily (-1x) Inverse Product (7302.HK). »

db x-trackers ETF provides access to liquid euro-denominated corporate bonds

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 13:53

A new db x-trackers bond index ETF – the db x-trackers II EUR High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF (DR) – has launched on Xetra providing access to euro-denominated corporate bonds. »

US equity passive fund inflows down USD1 billion in February

US equity passive fund inflows down USD1 billion in February

Mon, 20/03/2017 - 08:50

Investors put USD29.1 billion into US equity passive funds in February, down from USD30.6 billion in January 2017. »

Thomas Smykowski, BTIG

BTIG expands transition management and global portfolio and ETF trading group

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 14:22

BTIG has appointed Filip Skala to lead the firm’s transition management team as managing director and head of transition management. »

AdvisorShares DIVI ETF to remain open

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 14:02

Actively-managed exchange traded fund (ETF) sponsor AdvisorShares’ Athena High Dividend ETF (DIVI) will no longer close and liquidate as previously announced on 13 March 2017. »

First Trust launches US Small Cap Core AlphaDEX UCITS ETF

Fri, 17/03/2017 - 08:35

First Trust Global Portfolios (FTGP), a London-based ETF distributor and adviser, has launched the First Trust US Small Cap Core AlphaDEX UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange (FYX LN). »

UBS commodities ETF passes USD1 billion in assets

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 12:34

UBS Asset Management has announced that the UBS (IE) ETF CMCI Composite SF UCITS ETF has surpassed USD1 billion in assets under management driven by a surge in net new money of USD224 million year-to-date (YTD). »

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