ROBO Global Robotics & Automation ETF and index is about to celebrate its seventh birthday, having been the first index to track the global robotics and automation supply chain.
Fixed income ETF specialist Tabula Investment Management (Tabula) has partnered with independent research provider Absolute Strategy Research (ASR), Europe’s leading independent research provider. The partnership will allow Tabula to provide its clients with greater analysis and informed views on fixed income markets.
HANetf, Europe’s first ‘white label’ ETF issuer, has exceeded USD750 million as of 6 November 2020.
New research from ETF provider GraniteShares, which offers a range of 3x short and 3x leveraged ETPs on popular UK and US stocks, reveals that some 12.7 per cent of the UK adult population has bought or sold shares since the Coronavirus crisis started, and 37 per cent of these people expect to increase their level of activity here over the next six months.
Q&A with Michael John Lytle, CEO, Tabula Investment Management
Brett Olson (pictured) Head of Fixed Income iShares EMEA at BlackRock, believes that the period of volatility in Spring 2020 was a turning point for fixed income ETFs, and that now is the time for investors to rethink their approach to fixed income allocation.
Extreme volatility in the world’s asset classes in early 2020 saw fixed income ETFs emerge covered in glory. Salim Ramji, Global head of iShares and Index Investments at BlackRock published the firm’s fixed income report in July saying: “Liquidity, price discovery, usage and transaction costs were severely challenged across multiple asset classes in the bond markets, from high yield and investment grade corporates to emerging markets and even – for a brief period – US Treasuries.
If timing is the key to success then Reflection AM could be on to a winner, at least with the blue ‘half’ of the USA with the launch of its new Democratic Values ETF on election day. Elsewhere, Xtrackers launched a new Japanese equities fund on Xetra, Scotia Global debuted a suite of index tracker funds, and Global X added infrastructure and cleantech funds to Thematic Growth suite.
Horizons ETFs has entered into a sub-advisory relationship with DMAT Capital Management Inc, which was founded by Barry Allan, a well-known Canadian fixed income portfolio manager.
Sparrows Capital has launched a range of ESG portfolios on its platform-based model portfolio service, SCore MPS, aimed at financial advisers.