Not for profit organisation Planet Tracker has launched a blistering call to arms naming the seven companies that it says are critical to tackling ETF deforestation risk.
Simon Klein, global head of passive sales at DWS, has published a note on the performance of the Xtrackers range over 2020. He writes that Xtrackers globally reached EUR132 billion in AUM, up 16 per cent compared with 2019. Net new assets were EUR15 billion, with impressive gains of EUR5 billion achieved globally in ESG ETF inflows.
News came in early January that SIX, the Swiss Stock Exchange, had registered the listing of HANetf’s BTCE ETP by ETC Group, further strengthening its position at the forefront of the provision of crypto ETPs.
New ETF index provider, Blue Horizon Capital, working with Exchange Traded Concepts, is launching the Blue Horizon BNE ETF, focusing on the new energy economy.
Since launching active ETFs in the summer, Agility Shares has raised close to USD51 million. The ETFs are managed by USD2.1 billion Toews Asset Management and Dan Kullman (pictured), Director of Education and Training at the firm explains that the majority of the asset raise has been in THY, the firm’s Agility Shares Dynamic Tactical Income ETF, while the smaller asset base has gone into MRSK, the Agility Shares Managed Risk ETF, designed to attempt to lower drawdowns and lessen risk without capping any potential gains.
2020 has been the year in which the UK’s Church of England went into the index business, with the January launch on the London Stock Exchange of the FTSE-TPI Climate Transition Index.
There has been quite the conversion outbreak in the ETF world in the latter half of this year, with a number of US-based asset managers converting their existing funds into ETFs.
Thematic ETFs have proved to be one of the great success stories from a challenging year, and have proved to be pure gold for Amplify ETFs, which has taken to that gold theme quite literally with the launch of the Amplify Pure Junior Gold Miners ETF (NYSE Arca: JGLD), an index-based ETF comprised of companies engaged in junior and exploratory gold mining.
The US ETF industry has reached assets of USD5 trillion over 2020, despite all the strains and volatility that the year has experienced, according to Cerulli Associates.
Brown Brothers Harriman has launched its first C-Suite Asset Manager Survey, which found that Covid-19, the economy and fee wars are the top concerns for C-suite executives.
In this most interesting of years, fixed income ETFs have enjoyed the best of times and the worst of times. Gene Tannuzzo, Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, which has USD498 billion in assets, comments that year to date, fixed income returns look ‘very average, but they arrived there in an unusual way’.
Former hedge fund manager, Michael Winter, has seized the opportunities created by the arrival of the ETF rule with the launch of Leatherback Asset Management and his first ETF, the Leatherback Long/Short Alternative Yield ETF (LBAY).
ETF heavyweight VanEck launched a bitcoin ETN this week on Deutsche Börse, the latest launch in series of products focused on cryptocurrencies, and significant because VanEck represents the ETF establishment stepping into this somewhat esoteric world.
Value investing gets another outing and a different look with Distillate Capital’s Value Investing 2.0 approach.
JPMorgan Asset Management, its Shanghai-based joint venture, China International Fund Management, and investment platform Snowball Finance, have published a survey of the current ETF landscape in China.
Morningstar's Q4 2020 European ETF asset flows report finds record breaking levels in ESG and thematics
Morningstar reports in its European ETF Asset Flows Update for the fourth quarter of 2020 that European ETFs closed 2020 breaking through the EUR1 trillion barrier in assets.
Just in time to start thinking about holiday shopping, Sean O'Hara, President of Pacer ETF Distributors reminds us that the world’s increasing reliance upon online shopping means potential growth for his industrial real estate ETF, INDS.
US-based NextFins has launched INDF, the Nifty India Financials ETF, based on the Nifty Financial Services 25/50 Index, which reflects the performance of Indian banks, financial institutions, housing finance companies, insurance companies and other financial services companies.
Crypto asset management firm CoinShares, with over USD1 billion in assets under management, is to use Compass Financial Technologies to calculate and publish the official prices of the XBT Provider range of ETPs on Bloomberg and Reuters.
Europe’s largest digital wealth manager, Nutmeg, with GBP2.3 billion under management, is to launch a bespoke new range of five risk-rated ETF portfolios with JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM).
Three cheers for the innovators of Switzerland & three lashes for the UK’s Financial Services gatekeepers
By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – If you are a Discretionary Fund Manager running Model Portfolios on financial adviser platforms, you will often find that ETFs available on one platform are not available on another, which invariably forces the manager to oversee multiple incarnations of what is meant to be the same portfolio.