BNY Mellon has expanded its real-time electronic messaging service for ETF order taking as part of an ongoing strategic effort to improve the primary market transactional experience for Authorised Participants (APs) and Market Makers (MMs).
Technology & software solutions
Amundi has launched the Amundi Stoxx Global Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF, created, it says, to help investors tap into the opportunities offered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), one of the megatrends driving future economic growth.
Defiance ETFs has launched the Defiance Quantum ETF (NYSE: QTUM), a fund designed to provide investors with access to cutting edge technologies that are exponentially increasing computing speeds and making it possible to solve increasingly complicated problems.
China focused ETF provider Krane Funds Advisors reports that its flagship KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (NYSE: KWEB) achieved an annualised five-year return of 18.14 per cent and a cumulative five-year return of 130.26 per cent as of July 31, 2018. During the same time period the S&P 500 Index returned 13.11 per cent annualised and 85.18 per cent cumulative.
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).
Last week saw the launch of a new ETF from a new ETF provider. Defiance ETFs’ Defiance Future Tech ETF is based on the BlueStar Augmented and Virtual Reality Index (BAUGR).
Esposito Securities has written a note on the recent launch of the Innovator Capital Management Loup Frontier Tech ETF (NYSE: LOUP), for which Esposito provided initial seed capital.
Defiance ETFs has launched its Defiance Future Tech ETF (NYSE: AUGR), which is designed for investors seeking to capitalise on the growing opportunities in augmented reality and virtual reality (AR/VR) technology, a disruptive tech category that is already having a meaningful impact on a wide range of industries.
Hector McNeil (pictured), co-Founder and co-CEO, HANetf presents his most recent commentary, arguing: The Case for Non-Transparent Active ETFs.
First Trust Global Portfolios, the UK based affiliate of First Trust Advisors LP and First Trust Portfolios LP has launched a UCITS ETF – The First Trust Dow Jones Internet UCITS ETF.