Among all passive ETFs launched on US stock exchanges year-to-date, four out of the 10 largest (measured by AuM inflows) are tracking Solactive indices, while two Solactive indices even range in the top-five.
London-based index provider Foxberry Ltd (Foxberry) has expanded its Sustainability Consensus index offering into the US markets, developing the range further following the launch of the European offering in September.
New York City’s Nasdaq exchange launched in 1971, bringing electronic trading to the world, and there are some old photos on their website of what HiTech looked like, back when HiFi was a new thing and WiFi was a long way off in the future.
‘How diversified are emerging market indexes?’ asks Steven Schoenfeld (pictured), founder and CIO of BlueStar Indexes. He believes that there is an elevated level of risk in many emerging market indexes as they are less diversified than many investors realise.
Assets tracking Scientific Beta’s smart beta indices reached USD43 billion at 31 December 2018, an increase of USD18 billion (72 per cent) on the 31 December total.
Having returned a total of 51 per cent in the prior two years, ROBO Global’s Robotics & Automation Index declined 22 per cent during the fourth quarter of 2018 on the back of what the company describes as a 'perfect storm of monetary tightening, geopolitical uncertainty, and fears of a slowing US economy'.
German index provider Solactive has launched the Solactive Mobile Payment NTR Index. The index is designed to track the performance of companies that are active in the areas of electronic and mobile payments processing.
Solactive has launched the Solactive Industry 4.0 Index, an index tracking the performance of companies that are operating in any of the following segments: Advanced Robotics, Augmented Reality & 3D Printing, Cloud & Big Data, Cyber Security and Internet of Things (IoT).
S&P Dow Jones Indices has launched the S&P Risk Parity Indices, its first index family designed to replicate a multi-asset risk parity strategy.
Index provider Solactive has launched the Climate and Energy Transition Index, an index tracking the performance of companies that show the best commitment to energy transition in their sectors while exhibiting low volatility and high dividend yield characteristics.