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Fidelity launches active preferred securities & income ETF

Fidelity launches active preferred securities & income ETF

Fidelity Investments has launched a new active ETF investing in preferred stock and other income-producing securities.

GPF lists world’s first physical copper and nickel ETCs

GPF lists world’s first physical copper and nickel ETCs

The Global Palladium Fund has launched the world’s first physically-backed copper and nickel ETCs.

Syntax Advisors launches risk-hedged stratified total US stock market ETF

Syntax Advisors launches risk-hedged stratified US total stock market ETF

Syntax Advisors has announced the launch of the Syntax Stratified US Total Market Hedged ETF (SHUS US) on NYSE Arca.

Direxion introduces 2x leveraged 5G Communications and Travel & Vacation ETFs

Direxion introduces 2x leveraged 5G communications and travel & vacation ETFs

Direxion has expanded its range of leveraged products with the launch of the Direxion Daily 5G Communications Bull 2X Shares (TENG US) and Direxion Daily Travel & Vacation Bull 2X Shares (OOTO US) on NYSE Arca.

Fixed Income

KraneShares unveils China bond inclusion ETF

KraneShares unveils China bond inclusion ETF

KraneShares has introduced a new China-focused fixed income ETF providing exposure to renminbi-denominated securities included in the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Index.

Horizons unveils Canada’s first global green bond ETF

Horizons unveils Canada's first global green bond ETF

Toronto-headquartered Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons S&P Green Bond Index ETF (HGGB CN), Canada’s first fixed income ETF to target ‘green’ bonds issued globally.

Commodities

High levels of dispersion across the commodities complex in May

By Fiona Boal, Head of Commodities and Real Assets, S&P Dow Jones Indices.

While the S&P GSCI’s upward momentum attenuated, high dispersion in the performance of single commodities continued, albeit with reversals among the leaders and laggards.

Investors rush back to gold ETFs amid inflation data surprise

Investors rush back to gold ETFs after inflation data surprise

After outflows in recent months, gold ETFs are enjoying a surge in demand as investors seek to fortify their portfolios against the risks of rising inflation and a more subdued economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Emles launches long/short equity ETF

Emles launches long/short equity ETF

Emles Advisors has launched a long/short equity ETF on Cboe BZX focused on value stocks from “old economy” sectors.

Shipping ETF finds favourable winds

Dry Bulk Shipping ETF

A niche ETF providing exposure to dry bulk shipping futures has had the wind firmly in its sails this year, notching up an unbeaten return of 192% as of the end of May, according to data from global ETF analytics platform Trackinsight.

Equities

Fidelity unveils two actively managed ESG ETFs

Fidelity unveils two actively managed ESG ETFs

Fidelity has added a pair of ESG strategies to its lineup of non-transparent active ETFs in the US.

Invesco launches China innovative technology ETF on LSE

Chris Mellor, Head of EMEA ETF Equity and Commodity Product Management at Invesco

Invesco has unveiled the Invesco MSCI China Technology All Shares Stock Connect UCITS ETF on LSE, providing exposure to Chinese companies expected to derive significant revenue from technological innovation.

T. Rowe Price rolls out actively managed US large-cap equity ETF

Ann Holcomb, CFA, Director of Research, North America and co-portfolio manager

T. Rowe Price has added to its lineup of actively managed ETFs with the launch of the T. Rowe Price US Equity Research ETF (TSPA US) on NYSE Arca.

ETF and Index News

Dimensional converts four mutual funds worth $29bn into ETFs

Dimensional successfully converts four mutual funds worth $29bn into ETFs

Dimensional Fund Advisors has completed the conversion of four of its US tax-managed mutual funds, collectively housing $28.8 billion in assets, into transparent actively managed ETFs.

ETF adoption accelerates in China, finds BBH

Chris Pigott, Senior Vice President, BBH Hong Kong

China’s ETF market experienced a banner year in 2020 and is poised for further rapid growth over the next 12 months, according to research from ETF custodian and administrator Brown Brothers Harriman.

Bloomberg debuts its first EM and thematic equity indices

Alan Campbell, Head of Product Management for Bloomberg's Multi-Asset Index business

Bloomberg has broadened its equity indexing capabilities with the launch of its first emerging markets and thematic equity indices.