US-based boutique value equity manager Hillman Capital Management is the latest firm to step into ETF waters through a partnership with SS&C ALPS Advisors.
New analysis from ETF provider GraniteShares, which offers a range of 3x short and 3x leveraged ETPs on popular UK and US stocks, reveals that as of 15 April 2021, Cineworld Group, the world's second-largest cinema chain, was the most shorted UK listed company.
Small cap moves back into the limelight with inflationary and overvaluation pressures, says Pacer ETFs
High valuations are worrying investors, leading to the start of a rotation away from a lot of what has been fashionable, says Sean O’Hara, president of USD6 billion Pacer ETFs, who notes that the Nasdaq is trading at 37 times earnings and there are major overweights in intangibles such as infotech, healthcare and information services.
Assets invested in actively managed ETFs and ETPs finished the month up 4.9 per cent, going from USD303 billion at the end of January to a record USD318 billion, according to ETFGI, a research and consultancy firm covering trends in global ETFs and ETPs.
Almalia lists first actively managed global equity Shariah compliant ETF in Germany and Italy following LSE launch
International financial services group, Almalia, has launched the world’s first active global equity Shariah compliant ETF, Almalia Sanlam Active Shariah Global Equity UCITS ETF (the ETF) on the Borsa Italiana and Deutsche Boerse’s Xetra.
German-based index provider Solactive has concluded its strategic investment in scientific climate data start-up right. Timo Pfeiffer, Chief Markets Officer at Solactive, explains that what made right. right, was their approach to ESG data.
iShares ESG MSCI EM Leaders ETF (LDEM) has received more than USD600 million in investment from Ilmarinen, Finland’s largest pension insurance company.
SP Funds, a boutique asset management firm specialising in socially responsible and halal investing, has launched the first family of Sharia-compliant equity and fixed income ETFs.
Ursula Marchioni, (pictured), Chief Strategist EMEA, iShares BlackRock and her BlackRock Portfolio and Analysis (BPAS) team have published a portfolio analysis of asset allocation and trends in EMEA portfolios, based on over 600 client portfolios, which indicates an increasing role for alternatives, but also highlights the issue of ‘forgotten risk’.
Reaves Asset Management is a USD3 billion specialist investment firm focused on the utilities sector, mostly in the US. Its Utilities ETF (UTES), recently rebranded as the Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF, gives access to their specialist knowledge of this complicated sector and has produced a 64 per cent return, annualised at 14.7 per cent, since launch in 2015.