Gerard O’Reilly, co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors

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Dimensional converts two global ex-US mutual funds worth $8bn to ETFs

Dimensional Fund Advisors has converted a further two tax-managed mutual funds, collectively housing $8.2 billion in assets, into transparent actively managed ETFs. The $4.7bn Dimensional World ex-US Core Equity 2 ETF (DFAX US) and $3.5bn Dimensional International Value ETF (DFIV US) have been listed on NYSE Arca. Gerard O’Reilly, co-CEO and CIO of Dimensional Fund Advisors, said: “Today’s listings further demonstrate our commitment to providing a full suite of ETFs that complement our mutual fund and expanded separately managed accounts offering.”

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Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income ETF Product at Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor targets corporate issuers in fourth green bond ETF

Lyxor Asset Management has launched the Lyxor Corporate Green Bond (DR) UCITS ETF, a new fund targeting green bonds from corporate issuers globally. The fund has been listed on London Stock Exchange, Xetra, Euronext Paris, and Borsa Italiana. Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income ETF Product at Lyxor, said: “Lyxor provides investors with a well-rounded green bond range – aggregate, government, and corporate exposures – allowing them to pick and choose a green bond ETF best suited to their investment needs.”

Paul Kim, co-Founder of Simplify Asset Management

Simplify unveils tail risk ETF

Simplify Asset Management, a New York-based specialist in options-based investing, has launched a new ETF deploying a hedging strategy that seeks to protect against severe market downturns.

Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Morningstar has agreed to acquire Moorgate Benchmarks, a privately held indexing specialist based in Europe, in a move that aims to enhance the investment research firm’s direct indexing capabilities.

James Colby, Portfolio Manager with VanEck.

VanEck unveils sustainable muni bond ETF

VanEck has launched a new fixed income ETF which is the first to build a portfolio of municipal bonds based on positive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.

European investors demand defined outcome ETFs

European investors demonstrate appetite for defined outcome ETFs

European professional investors have indicated a significant appetite for the introduction of defined outcome ETFs on the continent, according to research from London-based white-label ETF issuer HANetf.

Fixed Income

Tabula launches Asia ex-Japan sustainable HY corporate bond ETF

MJ Lytle, Chief Executive, Tabula Investment Management

European fixed income ETF provider Tabula Investment Management has launched Europe’s first ETF providing sustainable exposure to high yield corporate bonds from the Asia ex-Japan region.

BlackRock unveils Europe’s first sustainable global aggregate bond ETF

Brett Olson, Head of Fixed Income iShares in EMEA for BlackRock

BlackRock has launched the iShares Global Aggregate Bond ESG UCITS ETF, Europe’s first ETF providing exposure to a sustainable global aggregate bond portfolio.

Commodities

WisdomTree revives Europe’s only carbon ETP

WisdomTree revives Europe’s only carbon ETP

WisdomTree has re-launched Europe’s only ETP offering exposure to carbon emission allowances. The WisdomTree Carbon ETP has been re-listed on London Stock Exchange while also making its debut on Xetra and Borsa Italiana.

Nornickel’s GPF makes world’s lowest-cost gold ETP even cheaper

Nornickel’s GPF makes world’s lowest-cost gold ETP even cheaper

Nornickel has reduced the total expense ratio on its ultra-low-cost physical gold ETP, the GPF Physical Gold ETC (TGLD LN), from 0.145% to 0.12%.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

LifeGoal debuts five multi-asset ETFs

LifeGoal ETFs

LifeGoal Investments has debuted a suite of multi-asset ETFs tailored to help investors accomplish specific life objectives such as buying a house, saving for a vacation, or raising children.

Horizons unveils pair of leveraged Canadian REIT ETFs

Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs.

Horizons ETFs has launched two new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange providing leveraged and inverse leveraged exposure to Canadian Real Estate Investment Trusts.

Equities

The Future Fund debuts secular growth ETF

The Future Fund debuts active secular growth ETF

Chicago-based investment advisor The Future Fund has launched its first ETF, an actively managed fund targeting companies poised to take advantage of secular growth opportunities.

Cleaner living ETF debuts in Europe

Omar ElKheshen, CEO of Quikro

The Cleaner Living ESG-S UCITS ETF has debuted in Europe providing thematic exposure to companies offering goods and services that nourish the human body or benefit the environment.

UBS extends SRI ETF range to global small-caps

Clemens Reuter, Global Head of ETF & Index Fund Client Coverage at UBS Asset Management

UBS Asset Management has launched a new socially responsible ETF targeting junior companies listed in developed markets worldwide. The UBS ETF (IE) MSCI World Small Cap Socially Responsible UCITS ETF has been listed on London Stock Exchange and SIX Swiss Exchange.

ETF and Index News

Carbon offset ETFs: the Diet Coke of investing

Josh Gregory, Founder of Sugi.

Guilt-free investing? Josh Gregory, Founder of Sugi, explains why investors still need to be cautious.

Invesco launches global solar ETF in Europe

Gary Buxton, Head of EMEA ETFs at Invesco

Invesco has launched a new ETF in Europe providing targeted exposure to the global solar industry. The Invesco Solar Energy UCITS ETF has been listed on London Stock Exchange, Xetra, and Borsa Italiana and comes with an expense ratio of 0.69%.

CSOP launches global smart driving ETF in Hong Kong

CSOP unveils Hong Kong’s first SSE STAR Market ETF

CSOP Asset Management has launched a new thematic equity ETF in Hong Kong providing exposure to companies operating with the ‘smart driving’ ecosystem.