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Gold rush boosts LSE ETPs

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 12:46

Our journey around the stock exchanges comes a little closer to home this week for those of us based in the UK. We have an interview with Lida Eslami, head of business development for ETPs at the exchange. The gold rush from earlier this year saw gold ETPs become the most traded of equities on the exchange which shows the combined power of the precious metal and the ETP. »

Global ETF launches 10-17.10.19

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 12:34

In a relatively quiet week for new ETF launches, a brace of new funds expanding MSCI's thematic range caught the eye, offering investors the opportunity to invest in the cities and factories of the future through companies focused on the 'smart' tecnologies aiming to transform urban living and manufacturing. »

Vanguard launches Active UK Equity Fund

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 11:09

Vanguard has launched the Vanguard Active UK Equity Fund, designed for investors seeking exposure to UK companies, selected by expert fund managers, at a low cost. »

Amundi expands ETF thematic range with new Smart City & Smart Factory ETFs

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 09:53

Amundi has launched two new thematic ETFs – the Amundi Smart City UCITS ETF and the Amundi Smart Factory UCITS ETF. »

MV Index Solutions launches MVIS North America Energy Infrastructure Index

Thu, 17/10/2019 - 09:46

MV Index Solutions (MVIS) has expanded its portfolio of MVIS’ hard asset indices –  all of which are licensed to underlie exchange-traded funds (ETFs) – with the launch of the MVIS North America Energy Infrastructure Index (MVEINC). »

Sylvain Thieullent, Horizon

Horizon Software and ULTUMUS extend partnership with dividend forecast data

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 10:25

Horizon Software (Horizon), a provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, and ULTUMUS, a provider of data services for index and ETF products, have extended their partnership to enable the pricing, sourcing and trading of ETFs with a comprehensive dividend dataset integrated within the Horizon solution. »

New name and lower expense ratio for EventShares PLCY ETF

Wed, 16/10/2019 - 09:01

EventShares, the firm behind the first actively managed ETF focused on government policy as a key driver of outperformance, is adopting a new name and lower expense ratio for its PLCY ETF. »

Rick Redding, IIA

Index numbers drop but fixed income and ESG show growth

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 17:52

The Index Industry Association (IIA) has announced the results of its third annual global index survey, revealing that the number of indexes globally has decreased year on year by 20 per cent. »

Lida Eslami, London Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange embraces ETF innovation

Tue, 15/10/2019 - 16:07

This year’s gold rush saw investors pour into gold products on the back of soaring precious metal prices. As a result, for a couple of days, gold ETPs listed on London Stock Exchange traded more than any other equities says Lida Eslami, head of business development for ETPs at the exchange. »

Andrew Guillette, Broadridge

Model portfolio market reaches USD2.7tn, says Broadridge

Mon, 14/10/2019 - 15:36

A new report from Broadridge Financial Solutions has revealed that assets under management (AUM) for model portfolios is approaching USD3 trillion, with 35 per cent of those assets owned by two asset managers. »

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