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Qontigo launches STOXX iSTUDIO

Qontigo launches STOXX iSTUDIO

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.

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The role of active ETFs

The role of active ETFs

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.

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Semi-transparent or shielded – a new type of ETF coming soon

Semi-transparent or shielded – a new type of ETF coming soon

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.

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Global ETF launches 28.11-05.12.19

Global ETF launches 28.11-05.12.19

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…