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Franklin Templeton’s Mann comments on importance of ETF trading volume and timeframes

Franklin Templeton’s Mann comments on importance of ETF trading volume and timeframes

David Mann (pictured), Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has been contemplating the hybrid nature of ETFs and the importance of considering trading volume when selecting them. Investors traditionally take into account ETF trading volume when they are selecting an ETF, he says, but these days investors might be trading over different time frames. 

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FusionIQ partners with YieldX to access fixed income and enhanced cash management solutions

FusionIQ partners with YieldX to access fixed income and enhanced cash management solutions

FusionIQ, an investment research and technology provider, has unlocked access to over one million fixed income investment products for its clients through YieldX’s InPaas API. The InPaaS API is a portfolio construction tool that optimises fixed income ETFs and closed-end funds for a desired income or yield target with the lowest risk and expense ratio.  

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Global ETF launches 29.04-06.05.21

Global ETF launches 29.04-06.05.21

VanEck offered a new take on investing in the digital assets space this week, with the listing of the VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF on the LSE which gives investors diversified access to companies operating in the crypto and blockchain industries rather than actual cryptocurrencies. LGIM debuted a Global Thematic fund aimed at giving UK investors access to multiple investment themes such as technology and energy. Elsewhere, iShares turned its eye to Germany, launching three new ETFs on Xetra and Borse Frankfurt providing investors with access to the most important benchmarks of the German equity market. In the US, Schwab Asset Management listed the Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF on the NYSE Arca seeking to track the Dow Jones international Dividend 100 Index. Finally, Van Harbor Capital Advisors entered the ETF market this week, announcing the launch of the Harbor Scientific Alpha High-Yield ETF and the Harbor Scientific Alpha Income ETF in the autumn.