Carbon Care Asia (CCA) has partnered with Solactive to launch the Solactive CarbonCare Asia Sustainability Bond Index, the first index of its kind to measure the growth of green, social, and sustainability bonds in the Asia-Pacific region.
London-based index provider Foxberry Ltd (Foxberry) has expanded its Sustainability Consensus index offering into the US markets, developing the range further following the launch of the European offering in September.
Qontigo has launched STOXX iSTUDIO to empower clients to directly design and create custom-built indices. iSTUDIO is an integrated end-to-end index development application built on STOXX’s proven open-architecture index infrastructure.
Liquid alternative portfolios held through ETFs will see their assets more than double in the next 12 months, as institutional investors push into the sector according to a new Greenwich Associates study, commissioned by IndexIQ.
Jason Xavier (pictured), Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets, Franklin Templeton writes that ETFs are no longer the preserve of investors who are solely focused on passive vehicles, commenting that recent years have seen ETFs evolve in sophisticated ways to address developing investor needs. In this piece Xavier examines ‘active’ ETFs, and answers some common questions about them that he hears from investors.
Global gold-backed ETFs and similar products saw USD1.3 billion of net outflows across North America, Europe and Asia in November decreasing their collective gold holdings by 30.1 tonnes(t) after reaching record highs in October.
Specialist fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management has hired a new Chief Financial Officer.
The middle of November saw the US’s SEC announce its intention to approve a number of new structures which will allow active funds to cover their portfolios with a new type of ETF wrapper. We bring you an interview with Blue Tractor Group, whose Shielded Alpha wrapper allows a high degree of transparency on the underlying ETF but not enough to give away all its secrets.
This week’s new ETF launches saw WisdomTree join the cryptocurrency party with the debut of a physically-backed bitcoin fund, its first cryptocurrency product, on SIX. The week’s other ‘exotic’ debutant meanwhile was a uranium mining ETF from ETC. There were also new offering from UBS, WisdomTree, State Street, Invesco and Amundi…
USB Global Asset Management has launched a new ETF providing access to the performance of US dollar-denominated short-term government bonds, quasi-government bonds and emerging market corporate bonds.