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Simon Goulet, Blue Tractor

Blue Tractor’s Shielded Alpha ETF wrapper ready to launch

Mon, 02/12/2019 - 09:26

Mid-November’s announcement by the US Securities and Exchange Commission of the intention to approve novel ETF structures included the Shielded Alpha ETF wrapper from Blue Tractor Group. »

Horizons ETFs completes corporate class reorganisation of BetaPro and commodity-focused ETFs

Fri, 29/11/2019 - 09:31

Horizons ETFs has completed the reorganisation of twenty-nine exchange-traded funds listed below into Horizons ETF Corp., a single multi-class corporate fund structure managed by Horizons ETFs. The Reorganisation was effected after the close-of-business on 27 November, 2019. »

Will structured ETF products disrupt annuity market?

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 13:02

This week’s newsletter brings you an interview with Bruce Bond, founder and CEO of Innovator Capital, which has seen USD1.6 billion come through its doors since launch in August 2018. The money is coming into the firm’s structured product within an ETF format, which gives investors a capped return on the upside but a level of protection on the downside. Interviewed in the previous week, GTS’s Reggie Browne explained that these products could be used in the annuity market, a market that is worth USD3 trillion. »

For Old Blue Eyes, these are his ‘kind of ETFs’

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 12:07

While many commentators still think Passive Investing, is indeed just that, nothing could be further from the truth.  To see why, consider the observation that the current churn rate of the S&P 500 is at around 5 per cent per year, which suggests that 50 per cent or more of the companies in the index will be replaced over the next 10 years.  »

Global ETF launches 21-28.11.19

Thu, 28/11/2019 - 12:03

This week’s ETF launches include two new income-focused funds from Pacific Global ETFs which are designed to complement the firm’s flagship offering, the Pacific Global US Equity Income ETF. Elsewhere, BlackRock launched a new iShares ETF on Xetra offering access to the performance of fixed and floating rate US dollar-denominated government or quasi-government emerging market bonds. Also new on Xetra this week is a Japanese equities ETF from Lyxor, while AgioFunds TFI debuted a new fund based on the WIG20shiort index on the Warsaw Stock Exchange…  »

ETFs

BMO to exit European ETF industry

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 17:32

Consolidation looms large again with Canada’s BMO announcing it is to close down its 13 UCITS ETFs European range in January next year. The range reached assets of EUR608 million since entering the European market in 2015. »

New WIG20short ETF lists on GPW

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:56

A new AgioFunds TFI ETF based on the WIG20short has been listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange (GPW). It is the sixth ETF (Exchange Traded Fund) overall listed on the GPW and the third this year. »

Peter Thompson, Goldman Sachs

European ETF market 10 years behind the US, says GSAM’s Thompson

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 10:37

Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s (GSAM) ETF push into Europe is gaining momentum, with the last few months seeing the firm list three ETFs across four exchanges with the most recent listing, on 20 November, on the Borsa Italiana.     »

ETF Express European Awards 2020

ETF Express European Awards 2020 - Vote now!

Wed, 27/11/2019 - 09:47

We are conducting our annual survey of the ETF Express readership to assess the best ETF providers and service providers from 31 October 2018 to 1 November  2019 for the ETF Express European Awards 2020. »

Foreside to acquire fund distributor Quasar Distributors

Tue, 26/11/2019 - 11:02

Foreside Financial Group (Foreside), a provider of regulatory and compliance service and technology offerings to clients in the global asset and wealth management industry, is to acquire US Bancorp’s mutual fund and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) distribution business, Quasar Distributors. »

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