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Howie Li, LGIM

Foxberry expands Sustainability Consensus index offering in the US

Tue, 10/12/2019 - 09:24

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. »

Stephen Flagel, Refinitiv

Qontigo launches STOXX iSTUDIO

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 17:17

Qontigo has launched STOXX iSTUDIO to empower clients to directly design and create custom-built indices. iSTUDIO is an integrated end-to-end index development application built on STOXX’s proven open-architecture index infrastructure. »

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Greenwich Associates study predicts doubling of assets in liquid alt ETFs over next year

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 13:55

Liquid alternative portfolios held through ETFs will see their assets more than double in the next 12 months, as institutional investors push into the sector according to a new Greenwich Associates study, commissioned by IndexIQ.   The projection is based on feedback from 107 senior fund professionals at large US institutions, who also explained how and why institutions are adopting liquid alternatives - and liquid alt ETFs in particular—as a means of obtaining exposures to hedge funds, real estate, private equity, and other asset classes. »

Jason Xavier, Franklin Templeton

The role of active ETFs

Mon, 09/12/2019 - 12:52

Jason Xavier (pictured), Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets, Franklin Templeton writes that ETFs are no longer the preserve of investors who are solely focused on passive vehicles, commenting that recent years have seen ETFs evolve in sophisticated ways to address developing investor needs. In this piece Xavier examines ‘active’ ETFs, and answers some common questions about them that he hears from investors. »

Gold-backed ETFs lost 1 per cent of holdings in November following five months of strong inflows

Fri, 06/12/2019 - 10:43

Global gold-backed ETFs and similar products saw USD1.3 billion of net outflows across North America, Europe and Asia in November decreasing their collective gold holdings by 30.1 tonnes(t) after reaching record highs in October. »

Tabula Investments Management appoints new CFO

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 16:42

Specialist fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management has hired a new Chief Financial Officer. »

Semi-transparent or shielded – a new type of ETF coming soon

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 12:53

The middle of November saw the US’s SEC announce its intention to approve a number of new structures which will allow active funds to cover their portfolios with a new type of ETF wrapper. We bring you an interview with Blue Tractor Group, whose Shielded Alpha wrapper allows a high degree of transparency on the underlying ETF but not enough to give away all its secrets. »

Global ETF launches 28.11-05.12.19

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 12:45

This week’s new ETF launches saw WisdomTree join the cryptocurrency party with the debut of a physically-backed bitcoin fund, its first cryptocurrency product, on SIX. The week’s other ‘exotic’ debutant meanwhile was a uranium mining ETF from ETC. There were also new offering from UBS, WisdomTree, State Street, Invesco and Amundi… »

UBS launches new emerging markets bond ETF on Xetra

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:48

USB Global Asset Management has launched a new ETF providing access to the performance of US dollar-denominated short-term government bonds, quasi-government bonds and emerging market corporate bonds. »

Exchange Traded Concepts launches Uranium Mining ETF

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:43

Exchange Traded Concepts (ETC), a leader in providing white label Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) solutions, in conjunction with North Shore Indices, has launched the North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF (URNM). »

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