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Global X launches iconic brand ETF

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 16:28

Global X Funds has launched the Global X Iconic U.S. Brands ETF (LOGO). »

Assets in active ETFs reach new record high

Wed, 18/10/2017 - 13:41

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in active ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 44.9 per cent, in the first nine months of the year, to reach a new record of USD63.60 billion at the end of September. »

Smart Beta

What is smart beta?

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 10:37

There is a lot of confusion in the investment industry around the definition of ‘smart beta’. Even the term itself, which is viewed as an industry buzzword, is not universally accepted. The same concept is also referred to as scientific beta, advanced beta, alternative beta, alternative indexing and factor investing, among others. »

Morgan Stanley predicts growth for factor-based assets

Mon, 09/10/2017 - 09:14

A new report from Morgan Stanley, entitled ‘Quant Investing –Bridging the Divide’ finds that factor and quant-based assets under management conservatively comprise about USD1.5 trillion and have grown at a CAGR of around 15 per cent over the past six years. »

ETF industry ETF enjoys first six month outperformance

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 17:46

Mike Venuto, chairman of the TETF Index Committee, reports that the TETF.Index, the index that underpins the USD2.7 million ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF (TETF).  »

VanEck launches US risk management ETF

Thu, 05/10/2017 - 15:44

VanEck has launched the VanEck Vectors NDR CMG Long/Flat Allocation ETF, a new fund with a guided allocation approach designed to help investors manage risk in the US equity market.  »

Invesco acquires Guggenheim Investments’ ETF business

Mon, 02/10/2017 - 10:13

Invesco has agreed to acquire Guggenheim Investments’ ETF business, which includes USD36.7 billion of assets under management. »

S-Network comments on back testing indexes

Wed, 27/09/2017 - 13:47

Richard Phillips (pictured), Co-Founder and Head of Index Operations at S-Network Global Indexes, a provider of more than 200 indexes which serve as the basis for over USD8 billion in financial products, believes that index back testing processes require strong evaluation. »

End August sees active ETFs hit new record high

Mon, 25/09/2017 - 14:05

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in Active ETFs and ETPs listed globally have increased 40.9 per cent in the first eight months of the year to reach a new record of USD61 billion at the end of August 2017. »

Smart beta equity ETFs mark eighteenth month of consecutive net inflows

Thu, 21/09/2017 - 09:17

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in smart beta equity ETFs/ETPs listed globally have increased 18.3 per cent in the first eight months of the year, reaching a new record of USD630 billion at the end of August 2017. »

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