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Metaurus Advisors cross-lists two ETFs in Mexico

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:39

Metaurus Advisors, a US-based asset management company, has, with the assistance of Bank of America Mexico, cross-listed two exchange traded funds on the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores (BMV). »

Beverly Chandler, etfexpress

Smart beta causes ETF revolution in the asset management industry

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 13:50

Latest figures from exchange traded fund (ETF) data provider ETFGI reveal that ETFs globally gathered net inflows of USD68.95 billion in June, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD209.54 billion, and creating a new record of USD5.64 trillion in assets. »

Nicolas Fragneau, Amundi

Finding a new investment angle with Smart Beta ETFs

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 13:42

In a recent paper entitled ‘The Smart Beta ETF (r) evolution’, Amundi suggests that origins of smart beta ETFs lies in the aftermath of the global financial crisis. At the time investors were concerned about the inherent volatility of the equity markets, a problem that was amplified by the introduction of ultra-low monetary policies that sent liabilities ballooning. »

Alternative energy rebrands as low carbon

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 12:52

This week we bring you a rebrand of an original alternative energy ETF which is driven by the evolving consumer approach and demand from the sector. It’s been over 10 years since VanEck launched its alternative energy ETF and now it is a low carbon energy ETF, with the ticker SMOG, reflecting increased demand from investors for low carbon investment opportunities. »

Allan Lane, AlgoChain

Lyxor’s emerging markets ETF goes underweight China

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 12:34

Regular columnist Allan Lane of Algo-Chain runs the rule over Lyxor's new emerging markets ex-China ETF… »

US ETF and ETP assets reach new high of USD3.96 trillion at the end of June 2019

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:47

ETFs and ETPs listed in US gathered net inflows of USD48.62 billion in June, bringing year-to-date net inflows to USD115.86 billion, according to ETFGI's June 2019 US ETF and ETP industry landscape insights report. »

Global ETF launches 11-18.07.19

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 09:42

In a quiet week for new ETF launches, both BetaShares and JPMAM came up with industry ‘firsts’ with the launch of the first Australian fund to track the FTSE 100 and the first JPMAM equity multi-factor ETFs in Europe. Elsewhere, FlexShares debuted a suite of three low volatility funds which employ a company quality screen aimed at mitigating risk…  »

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ETF competition poses biggest challenge to US ETF strategists

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 09:22

Traditional ETF strategists in the US are increasingly challenged by competition, says Cerulli Associates in their latest report. »

US financial advisers poised to allocate assets to active non-transparent ETFs, says Broadridge survey

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:24

A vast majority of financial advisers find the concept of actively managed, non-transparent exchange traded funds (ETFs) appealing, according to new data released today by Broadridge Financial Solutions.  »

FlexShares launches Quality Low Volatility suite of ETFs

Wed, 17/07/2019 - 10:23

Northern Trust’s FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds has launched a Quality Low Volatility suite of three funds, the FlexShares US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (NYSE: QLV); Developed Markets ex-US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (NYSE: QLVD); and Emerging Markets Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (NYSE: QLVE). »

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