GLOBAL FINANCE - ETFs

28 09 2015

Euronext adds options on flow traders to Spotlight segment

Euronext has expanded its Spotlight options offering with new options on Flow Traders NV (FLW), a technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs). The options follow the company’s successful IPO on Euronext Amsterdam in July this year and are available for trading as from 14 September. In.......

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15 07 2015

Euronext Amsterdam welcomes Flow Traders

Flow Traders, a global technology-enabled liquidity provider that specialises in exchange traded products (ETPs), has listed on Euronext Amsterdam.Flow Traders quotes bid and ask prices, enabling market participants to buy and sell ETPs efficiently and provides liquidity in over 4,000 ETP listings across the globe, tracking all underlying asset.......

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14 11 2014

Van Eck to present first China bond-focused ETF in the US

Van Eck Global has launched the Market Vectors ChinaAMC China Bond ETF (CBON), a US‐listed exchange-traded fund designed to provide investors with direct access to China’s onshore bond market.Van Eck launched the first ETF providing exposure to A-shares in the US (Market Vectors ChinaAMC A-Share ETF) on 13 October 2010, and this summer.......

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21 10 2014

Source appoints Paul Jackson to head new multi-asset research team

Exchange-traded products provider Source has appointed Paul Jackson as managing director and head of its newly created multi-asset research department.Jackson will be responsible for providing investors with research insights into macro-economic events and analysis of their relevance to the capital markets. “It is very important for.......

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24 09 2014

UBS presents four new ETFs on Deutsche Borse's Xetra

UBS Global Asset Management has launched four new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on Deutsche Borse’s XTF segment.The UBS ETF – MSCI Emerging Markets Socially Responsible UCITS ETF (USD) enables investors to participate for the first time in the performance of large and medium-sized companies from 23 emerging market countries, which have a.......

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16 09 2014

Two new PowerShares ETFs launched on Xetra

Two new equity index funds from the exchange-traded fund offering issued by PowerShares Global Funds have begun trading in the XTF segment on Xetra.The PowerShares Global Agriculture UCITS ETF tracks the performance of the Nasdaq OMX Global Agriculture Index. The reference index comprises globally active companies from the agricultural sector. The.......

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25 07 2014

First Trust presents Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF

FT Portfolios Canada (First Trust Canada) has launched the common and advisor class of units of the First Trust Global Risk Managed Income Index ETF.The First Trust ETF seeks to replicate, to the extent possible, the performance of the Nasdaq Global Risk Managed Income Index, net of expenses. The investment strategy of the First Trust ETF is.......

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25 07 2014

Argentarius launches first exchange-traded instrument under Malta Securitisation Act

The first exchange-traded instrument (ETI) issued under the Malta Securitisation Act has gone live on the European Wholesale Securities Market (EWSM).The Dynamic Trading Strategies ETI is linked to and backed by a performance linked bond issued by a Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle allowable under the Securitisation Act of Malta with the sole.......

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11 07 2014

Barclays presents Women in Leadership index and ETNs

Barclays Bank has launched the Barclays Women in Leadership Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs) on the NYSE Arca Exchange under the ticker symbol WIL.The ETNs began trading on 10 July. To celebrate the launch of the Women in Leadership index family and ETNs, Barclays rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on 10 July. The ETNs, which track the.......

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26 05 2014

Recon Capital presents white label ETF platform

Recon Capital has launched a white label ETF Platform enabling asset managers, hedge funds, and registered investment advisers (RIAs) to tap into the USD1.7 trillion exchange-traded fund industry.Recon's ETF Platform helps asset managers bring innovative investment solutions to the exchange-traded fund and 1940 Act space. The platform focuses.......

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09 05 2014

Horizons ETF launches Canada's first swap-based bond index ETF

Horizons ETFs Management (Canada) has launched the Horizons Cdn Select Universe Bond ETF (HBB), which will provide investors with low-cost and tax-efficient exposure to the Canadian investment grade bond universe.HBB, which is now trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX), seeks to replicate the performance of the Solactive Canadian Select.......

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24 04 2014

WisdomTree extends global reach in Latin America

La Comisión Nacional del Sistema de Ahorro para el Retiro (CONSAR), the Mexican pension funds investment regulator, has approved six WisdomTree exchange-traded funds for sale to Mexican Pension Funds (AFORES).This is a necessary condition before they can be purchased in accordance with pension plan investment guidelines. There are.......

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GLOBAL FINANCE - ETFs

02 04 2014

Brian Jacobs joins Direxion Funds as president

Alternative investment solutions provider Direxion has selected Brian Jacobs as its president. Jacobs is a 25-year veteran of the global asset management industry. Jacobs will be based in New York and will report to Dan O'Neill, chief executive officer of Direxion.....

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21 03 2014

Newfound Research expands business development team

Newfound Research, a quantitative asset management firm focused on tactical, ETF-based investment strategies, has appointed Paula Boyd as senior vice president of sales and marketing.Boyd joins Newfound during a time of substantial growth for the firm, as it expands the distribution of its investment strategies to discretionary separate accounts,.......

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06 03 2014

Horizons ETFs Management launches Horizons Korea KOSPI 200 ETF

Horizons ETFs Management (USA) has launched the Horizons Korea KOSPI 200 ETF (HKOR), the first ETF listed in the US that gives investors exposure to the KOSPI 200 Index.The index holds 200 blue chip companies listed on the Korea Exchange (KRX). HKOR seeks investment results that, before fees and expenses, generally correspond to the.......

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25 02 2014

ETF Securities and E Fund license MSCI China A Index for new UCITS ETF

ETF Securities and E Fund Management (HK) have licensed the MSCI China A Index as the basis for a proposed exchange-traded fund (ETF)."We are delighted to be able to license the MSCI China A Index. We expect our product to be the first UCITS ETF listed in London tracking the MSCI China A Index which provides better diversification and.......

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07 02 2014

BATS Global Markets names combined executive team

BATS Global Markets has named the members of its combined executive team, effective with the 31 January close of the company’s merger with Direct Edge. Joe Ratterman will remain BATS Global Markets CEO with William O’Brien joining as president. Ratterman, a co-founder of the company, and O’Brien, who joined Direct Edge as CEO.......

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22 01 2014

ETFs, Eyeing $3 trillion Assets Milestone in 2014
Deutsche Bank Exchange Traded Funds Annual Review & Outlook

Global ETF assets up by 28% and beyond the $2.2 trillion mark in 2013 Global ETF assets grew to $2.25 trillion during 2013 registering over 28% YoY growth. Out of the total growth, new cash flows contributed 14.7% (+$259bn), while the remaining 13.5% came from asset price increases. Global growth was led by the US ETF market that saw record.......

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14 01 2014

AdvisorShares launches Sage Core Reserves ETF

Actively-managed exchange-traded fund sponsor AdvisorShares is to launch the AdvisorShares Sage Core Reserves ETF (HOLD) on 15 January. HOLD is sub-advised by Sage Advisory Services, an Austin, Texas-based asset manager, with experience in fixed income portfolio management and ETF strategies.....

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14 01 2014

ETF Securities launches 18 new currency ETPs in Italy

•    Euro-based currency ETPs with delta 1 exposure to G10 currencies•    Complements company’s existing range of 3X leveraged currency ETPsETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), will launch a new range of Euro based, delta 1 currency.......

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13 01 2014

Commodity ETP Assets in 2013 Decline by Most on Record as Gold Falls Out of Favour

Global commodity ETP assets under management (AUM) declined by $78bn to $122bn in 2013 on the back of a sharp decline in the gold price and outflows from gold ETPs. The decline in gold ETP AUM accounted for 91% of the decline in all commodity ETP assets in 2013. Non-gold commodity ETP outflows accounted for less than 1% of the AUM decline,.......

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13 12 2013

UBS launches ETN with 2x leveraged exposure to a closed-end fund

UBS Investment Bank has launched the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2xLeveraged Closed-End Fund ETN (CEFL) on the NYSE Arca.CEFL is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the ISE High Income Index, reduced by investor fees.....

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10 12 2013

STOXX launches emerging markets exposed index for Europe

STOXX Limited has launched the STOXX Europe 600 EM Exposed Index, which represents companies in the STOXX Europe 600 Index that derive a substantial part of their revenues from emerging markets countries.The new index provides exposure to these growing markets through liquid securities. The STOXX Europe 600 EM Exposed Index is designed to act.......

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15 11 2013

Invesco’s Heather Hunter to retire

After nearly 40 years in the investment management industry, Heather Hunter will be retiring from Invesco Canada at the end of the year.Hunter joined Invesco in 1999 from Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Board, one of Canada's largest pension plans where, as vice-president, equities, she played a leading role in building its Canadian equity.......

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15 11 2013

UBS launches ETN with 2x leveraged exposure to a diversified multi-asset index

UBS Investment Bank has launched the ETRACS Monthly Pay 2x Leveraged Diversified High Income ETN (DVHL) on the NYSE Arca.DVHL is linked to the monthly compounded 2x leveraged performance of the NYSE Diversified High Income Index, reduced by investor fees.....

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07 11 2013

New SPDR ETF gives investors access to smaller emerging market economies

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA) has listed a new exchange-traded fund on the Deutsche Borse Xetra – the SPDR MSCI EM Beyond BRIC UCITS ETF.The new ETF will track the MSCI EM Beyond BRIC Index providing investors with access to smaller emerging markets outside the BRIC region. The index includes all MSCI emerging market classified.......

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21 10 2013

ETF Securities expects to see increased activity in ETPs on Borsa Italiana following introduction of the Italian Financial Transactions Tax

• The Italian Financial Transactions Tax (IFTT) will be levied on purchases in shares of Italian companies with a market capitalisation of over €500 million and will therefore increase transactional costs to investors• Transactions in UCITS Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Commodities / Exchange Traded Currencies.......

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03 10 2013

Commodity ETPs Q3 2013: Commodity ETPs Turn the Corner

In Q3 2013, total assets in commodity ETP (Exchange Traded Products) assets rose $8.4bn (billion) to $135.3bn, marking the first quarterly rise since Q3 2012. The rise was driven by a combination of price increases and the largest quarterly inflows into non-gold commodity ETPs since Q1 2012.  Key commodity ETP flow trends in Q3.......

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03 10 2013

RevenueShares launches first revenue-weighted dividend ETF

RevenueShares has expanded its family of ETFs with the launch of the RevenueShares Ultra Dividend Fund (RDIV), which provides exposure to the 60 highest yielding dividend stocks in the S&P 900.As the first revenue-weighted dividend ETF, RDIV is positioned to potentially capture the capital appreciation benefits of revenue-producing companies.......

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27 08 2013

ETF Securities partners with The Royal Mint of Great Britain - First Exchange Traded Product (ETP) provider to offer gold coin exchange service to retail investors in Gold Bullion Securities Limited

ETF Securities, one of the world’s leading, independent providers of exchange traded commodities (ETCs) has partnered with The Royal Mint to offer retail investors the opportunity to exchange their Gold Bullion Securities (GBS) for either Sovereigns or Britannias, Britain’s pre-eminent, investment grade bullion coins produced by The.......

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19 07 2013

Absa Bank to list NewGold ETF in Mauritius

Absa Bank is to list its NewGold exchange-traded fund on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius (SEM), with the first day of trading expected to be 26 July.The decision to list on the SEM takes the number of exchanges trading the ETF to five following the fund’s admission to the South African, Botswana, Nigerian and Ghanaian stock exchanges.....

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18 06 2013

Horizons launches Hong Kong's lowest-fee ETFs

The Horizons Exchange Traded Funds Series has launched two new ETFs with the lowest fees ever found in the Hong Kong market.The following two ETFs have begun trading on the Hong Kong stock exchange: •             Horizons MSCI China ETF (HKSE: 3040)•             Horizons.......

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07 06 2013

SPDR ETFs enhances EMEA business with new appointment

SPDR ETFs, the exchange-traded funds platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has appointed Alexis Marinof to head of SPDR ETFs for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).In this newly created role, Marinof will be based in London and will be responsible for managing SSgA’s ETF strategy across EMEA. He will work closely with the.......

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17 05 2013

SPDR ETFs launches two dividend ETFs

SPDR ETFs, the exchange-traded funds platform of State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), has launched two new ETFs on the Deutsche Borse, the SPDR S&P Global Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF and the SPDR S&P Pan Asia Dividend Aristocrats UCITS ETF.The two new physically-backed ETFs extend the equity dividend family available from SPDR ETFs,.......

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10 05 2013

ALPS launches industry’s first MLP-focused offering for the annuity market

ALPS has launched the ALPS|Alerian Energy Infrastructure Portfolio as part of the ALPS Variable Investment Trust.The portfolio delivers exposure to the Alerian Energy Infrastructure Index, an index developed by Alerian, which is intended to give investors a transparent and intuitive means of tracking the overall performance of the North American.......

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22 03 2013

Mark Weeks appointed chief executive of ETF Securities (UK)

ETF Securities (UK) Limited has appointed Mark Weeks as chief executive officer of the group’s UK entity with immediate effect.He will continue to report into Graham Tuckwell, chairman and chief executive officer of the parent company, ETF Securities Limited.....

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22 02 2013

State Street launches low volatility ETFs with exposure to small and large cap equities

State Street Global Advisors (SSgA), the asset management arm of State Street Corporation, has launched the SPDR Russell 2000 Low Volatility ETF (SMLV) and the SPDR Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF (LGLV). Designed to provide investors with exposure to small and large cap equities while managing risk, both funds began trading on the NYSE Arca.......

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15 02 2013

Calandra appointed to sales role in UBS ETF’s Milan office

UBS ETF has appointed Andrea Calandra as salesperson in its Italian offices.Calandra will be based in Milan and will report to Simone Rosti.Calandra joined UBS in 2011, and was initially head of investments for UBS Global Asset Management Italy.....

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22 01 2013

db X-trackers lists China sector ETFs in Frankfurt

Deutsche Bank’s exchange-traded funds platform, db X-trackers, is providing European investors with exposure to specific sectors of the Chinese equity market with the listing of five new products on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange. The ETFs provide exposure to sectoral components of the CSI300 Index, which reflects the performance of.......

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14 12 2012

ProShares launches first true merger arbitrage ETF

ProShares has launched the ProShares Merger ETF (MRGR), the first exchange-traded fund based on a true merger arbitrage strategy.MRGR aims to produce the risk/return characteristics of a merger arbitrage strategy by tracking the performance of the S&P Merger Arbitrage Index (before fees and expenses).The ETF has listed on BATS Exchange.....

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29 11 2012

Macquarie presents infrastructure debt platform

Macquarie Group has been awarded a mandate to establish and manage an infrastructure debt portfolio for the reinsurance and insurance provider Swiss Re.The USD500m mandate is the first to be secured by the new Macquarie Infrastructure Debt Investment Solutions (MIDIS) business. MIDIS will deliver infrastructure debt investment opportunities to.......

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29 11 2012

Four new iShares ETFs launched on Xetra

iShares has launched three new bond index exchange-traded funds and one new equity index ETF, based on government and corporate bonds and on stock corporations based in Mexico, on Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment.The iShares Global Government AAA-AA Capped Bond offers access to government bonds in local currencies issued worldwide by.......

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26 10 2012

iShares presents Euro corporate bond ETF that mitigates interest rate risk

iShares has launched the iShares Barclays Capital Euro Corporate Bond Interest Rate Hedged (IRCP) fund, the first ETF that offers physical corporate bond exposure and mitigated interest rate risk in a single fund.In a very low yield environment, investors are increasingly seeking extra income by investing in corporate bonds. This product is.......

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26 10 2012

Amundi launches ETF tracking Topix Euro Daily Hedged strategy index

Amundi ETF has presented an exchange-traded fund designed for investors seeking to take positions on the Japanese equity market, while benefiting from daily currency hedging on NYSE Euronext in Paris.The new ETF offers investors a solution in a context of volatile international markets and uncertainty over the euro/yen exchange rate.....

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11 10 2012

Commodity trading in European ETF market continues to grow

Commodity trading in the European exchange-traded fund market continues to grow, making it the second largest area in European ETPs, according to the latest trading figures from Lyxor.Reported weekly on-exchange ETP turnover increased by one per cent on the previous week at EUR9.48bn.Underlying equity market activity (measured by the Stoxx Europe.......

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11 10 2012

Source names head of investment content

Source, a provider of European exchange-traded products, has appointed Nicolas Samaran to head up its overall product offering.Reporting to Peter Thompson, head of distribution and strategy, Samaran will have responsibility for the search for and selection of new and innovative investment content from external providers.....

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