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Roger-Marc Noirot, Solactive

Solactive expands with strategic investment

Wed, 29/05/2019 - 09:32

Index provider Solactive has made a strategic investment in UK headquartered Minerva, designed to accelerate the growth of the electronic voting, stewardship, and ESG research services firm. Coincidentally, it also has a new Chief of Staff, Roger-Marc Noirot (pictured), who joined Solactive in March. »

State Street Global Advisors cross-lists 31 SPDR UCITS ETFs in Mexico

Tue, 28/05/2019 - 10:44

State Street Global Advisors has cross-listed 31 SPDR UCITS ETFs on the International Quotations System SIC on Latin America’s second-largest stock exchange, the Bolsa Mexicana de Valores.  »

Exchange Traded Concepts to close and liquidate ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF

Mon, 27/05/2019 - 13:42

Exchange Traded Concepts is to terminate and liquidate the ETF Industry Exposure & Financial Services ETF. The fund is expected to cease operations and liquidate on or about 20 June, 2019. »

Joe Parkin, iShares

The Investment Association to include ETFs

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 17:18

ETFs are to be included in the sectors identified by The Investment Association (IA). The association says that savers and their advisers will be able to compare ETFs against the 3,500 funds already in the IA’s 37 fund sectors from the first quarter of next year. »

Allan Lane, Algo-Chain

Keep it green, but keep it clean

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 09:58

This week’s column from Algo-Chain’s Allan Lane looks at the evergreen popularity of ESG investing… »

AGF launches two new US-listed AGFiQ ETFs

Fri, 24/05/2019 - 08:52

AGF Management Limited (AGF), through AGF Investments (formerly FFCM), has launched the AGFiQ Global Infrastructure ETF (GLIF) and AGFiQ Dynamic Hedged US Equity ETF (USHG) on the NYSE Arca.   »

Pat Lardner, Irish Funds

Assets in Irish domiciled funds reach all-time high of EUR2.64 trillion

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 16:05

Irish Funds, the representative body for the global cross-border investment funds industry in Ireland, has reported an increase in assets in Irish domiciled funds of 9 per cent over the last quarter, to an all-time high of EUR2.64 trillion according to the latest data from the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI). »

Global ETF launches 16-23.05.19

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 14:08

There’s a distinctly high-tech slant to this week’s new ETF launches with a couple of AI-focused funds from Qraft Technologies, in partnership with ETC, plus a new Wisdom Tree ETF tracking the Modern Tech Platforms Index. Elsewhere, Horizons debuted leveraged and inverse marijuana ETFs, while eInvest launched Australia’s first actively managed ESG ETF…   »

US advisers struggle to recognise smart beta providers

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 13:57

This week we see research from the US from Columbia Threadneedle showing that advisers are familiar with smart beta but loathe to use it. »

WisdomTree launches Modern Tech Platforms Fund

Thu, 23/05/2019 - 10:50

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Modern Tech Platforms Fund (PLAT) on the NYSE Arca. PLAT seeks to track the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the WisdomTree Modern Tech Platforms Index and has an expense ratio of 0.45 per cent. »

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