VanEck launches global ‘Wide Moat’ ETF in Europe

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VanEck launches global ‘Wide Moat’ ETF in Europe

VanEck has introduced a new ‘Wide Moat’ strategy to Europe with the launch of the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange and Xetra. The fund provides exposure to a global portfolio of companies with sustainable competitive advantages (or wide economic moats) that are attractively priced according to index provider Morningstar’s estimate of fair value. Martijn Rozemuller, Head of Europe at VanEck, commented, “With its smart beta strategy, our new Global Wide Moat ETF offers an attractive alternative to the global equity benchmark, the MSCI World.”

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Jason Smith, CIO of Tabula Investment Management

Tabula unveils short North American high-yield credit ETF

Tabula Investment Management has launched a new ETF providing short exposure to North American high-yield credit through access to the corporate credit default swap (CDS) market. The Tabula North American CDX High Yield Credit Short UCITS ETF (TABS LN) has listed on the London Stock Exchange and comes with an expense ratio of 0.50%. Jason Smith, CIO of Tabula, said, “Financial market indicators are optimistic relative to both credit and economic indicators. Investors need to review their exposure to high yield US debt and consider strategies for protecting against any rise in defaults.”

Arnaud Llinas, Head of Lyxor ETF & Indexing

Lyxor introduces suite of Paris-aligned climate ETFs

Lyxor Asset Management has introduced a new suite of ETFs for investors seeking alignment with climate-related carbon-reduction goals. The Lyxor Paris-Aligned Climate ETFs are designed to deliver equity investment exposure with significantly reduced carbon footprints in accordance with the Paris Agreement. Arnaud Llinas, Head of Lyxor ETF & Indexing, said, “With this latest enhancement to our climate ETF ecosystem, we are helping investors take their decarbonization ambitions to the next level as well as adopting an even greener approach through fossil fuel exclusions.”

Fixed income drives strong ETP buying in June

Fixed income drives strong ETP buying in June

Exchange-traded products recorded their highest monthly inflows this year in June with $71.5 billion added, primarily due to a surge of interest in fixed income exposures such as investment-grade credit and inflation-linked products, according to BlackRock’s latest Global ETP Flows Report.

Amundi adds emerging markets ETF to ESG Leaders suite

Amundi adds emerging markets ETF to ESG Leaders suite

Amundi has launched a new ETF providing exposure to emerging market equities with strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) characteristics relative to their sector peers. The Amundi MSCI Emerging ESG Leaders UCITS ETF (SADM GY) has listed on Xetra and has been seeded with over €500 million from Ilmarinen, Finland’s largest pension insurance company.

Fixed Income

Lyxor expands core range with global G7 EMU government bond ETF

Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income at Lyxor ETF

Lyxor Asset Management has launched a new ETF delivering access to a global portfolio of government bonds issued by leading developed market countries. The Lyxor Core Global Government Bond (DR) UCITS ETF has listed on London Stock Exchange and comes with an expense ratio of just 0.09%. Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income at Lyxor ETF, said, “This could be an efficient way to own a diversified government bond portfolio in one low-cost ETF.”

Ossiam launches first carbon-reduced euro government bond ETF

Bruno Poulin, CEO of Ossiam

Ossiam has introduced the first ETF to provide exposure to eurozone government bonds with reduced carbon exposure. The Ossiam Euro Government Bonds 3-5Y Carbon Reduction UCITS ETF 1C (EUR) (OG35 GY) has listed on Xetra and comes to market with €200 million in assets after a successful pre-launch offering. Bruno Poulin, CEO of Ossiam, said, “We are very pleased to announce the launch of our latest ETF, expanding on our ESG product range. This complementary building block allows investors to manage the overall carbon footprint of their portfolio.”

Commodities

Gold on track to reach new highs

Nitesh Shah Director Research WisdomTree

By Nitesh Shah, Director of Research, WisdomTree.

Gold is the only major commodity to post year-to-date gains in the first half of 2020. The Covid-19 crisis has ripped apart the playbook for 2020. The International Monetary Fund, for example, started the year off expecting 3.3% GDP growth. That has been revised down to -4.9%.

Can we go back to pre-crisis oil prices?

Can we go back to pre-crisis oil prices?

Crude oil prices have been on a rollercoaster ride in 2020, sinking to record lows, briefly plunging deep into negative territory in the case of West Texas Intermediate (WTI), and, most recently, staging an impressive rebound. To help navigate this complex environment, WisdomTree, a leading issuer of commodity ETPs in Europe, recently shared its perspectives with an audience of investors in a webcast co-hosted with ETF Strategy.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

TrueMark debuts S&P 500 structured outcome ETFs

Mike Loukas, CEO of TrueMark Investments

TrueMark Investments has introduced a suite of S&P 500 structured outcome ETFs with the launch of the TrueShares Structured Outcome (July) ETF (JULZ US) on Cboe BZX Exchange. The fund is differentiated from its rivals as the only structured outcome ETF to not impose a cap on potential upside performance. Michael Loukas, CEO at TrueMark Investments, said, “The potential to help smooth out the valleys may help investors, particularly those that are concerned about the impact of market declines on their equity investments, to stay in the stock market long enough to take advantage of any subsequent peaks that are so vital to long-term returns.”

Global X launches variable-rate preferred shares ETF

Global X launches variable-rate preferred shares ETF

Global X has expanded its range of preferred shares ETFs with the launch of a new fund providing exposure to variable-rate securities. The Global X Variable Rate Preferred ETF (PFFV US) has listed on NYSE Arca and comes with an expense ratio of 0.25%.

Equities

Healthcare innovation ETF breaks out as medical robots, wearables and telemedicine lead fight against Covid-19

Healthcare innovation ETFs

Companies providing innovative healthcare solutions have experienced breakaway stockmarket performance recently, with further gains expected as healthcare providers increasingly look to capitalize on advances in technology and science to deliver healthcare outcomes more effectively and efficiently amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Strong returns and supercharged investor demand drive Europe’s EMQQ past $100m milestone

Kevin Carter, Founder and CEO of Big Tree Capital

The Ireland-domiciled EMQQ Emerging Markets and Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ LN) has surpassed $100 million in assets under management courtesy of sector-leading portfolio performance and supercharged investor demand. The ETF, which was brought to market by Big Tree Capital in partnership with London-based white-label ETP platform HANetf, is a UCITS compliant European listed equivalent of its namesake in the US, the EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ US). Commenting on the milestone, Kevin Carter, Founder and CEO of Big Tree Capital, said, “We’re delighted to see the success that EMQQ has had in Europe which validated our strategy of diversifying our distribution beyond North America.”

SoFi repurposes ETF so investors can follow their friends

SoFi revamps ETF so investors can ‘follow their friends’

Online personal finance and investment company SoFi has changed the index underlying the SoFi 50 ETF (SFYF US). The incoming SoFi Social 50 Index consists of the 50 US large-cap stocks that represent the most widely held securities in SoFi members’ self-directed brokerage accounts, weighted by aggregate holdings. SoFi CEO Anthony Noto, said, “Our members have consistently expressed interest in investing in the same stocks as their friends and peers. We are excited to introduce an ETF product that centers on the social elements of investing.”

ETF and Index News

Dimensional prepping up to make full ETF debut

Dimensional prepping up to make full ETF debut

Dimensional Fund Advisors, the $500 billion standard-bearer for systematic factor investing, is prepping up to make its full ETF debut with the launch of three actively managed funds planned for later this year. The ETFs will deliver broadly diversified US, international, and emerging markets equity exposures, while incorporating Dimensional’s quantitatively driven investment process. 

Solactive launches three new thematic indices

The indices capture investment opportunities related to artificial intelligence, national defense, and senior citizens.

Frankfurt-based index provider Solactive has launched three new thematic indices that capture investment opportunities related to artificial intelligence, national defense, and senior citizens.

Indxx launches thematic ‘basic needs’ index

Rahul Sen Sharma Indxx

New York-based Indxx has launched a new thematic index providing exposure to companies that are catering to the basic consumption needs of food, water, and energy. Rahul Sen Sharma, Managing Partner at Indxx, said, “Consumer behaviour changes drastically during difficult times such as the ongoing crisis. During such times, consumers strategically focus their limited financial resources on essential needs.”