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Horizons launches Canadian equity smart beta ETF

Nov 15th, 2017 | By
Middlefield converts two active mutual funds to ETFs

Horizons ETFs has launched the Horizons Inovestor Canadian Equity Index ETF (INOC CN) on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX). The ETF, linked to the Nasdaq Inovestor Canada Index, gives access to Canadian equities that offer high exposure to the value and quality factors.

JP Morgan lists first European-domiciled ETFs on LSE

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
JP Morgan launches Europe and Japan BetaBuilders ETFs on Cboe

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has listed two ETFs on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) – the JPM Equity Long-Short UCITS ETF (JELS LN) and the JPM Managed Futures UCITS ETF (JPMF LN) – marking the firm’s entrance into the European ETF provider space. The actively managed funds provide exposure to traditional hedge fund strategies.

BlackRock launches dividend and buyback ETF on Cboe

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
BlackRock: “Homing” in on brokerage fees

BlackRock has launched the iShares US Dividend and Buyback ETF (DIVB US) on Cboe ETF Marketplace, providing access to US equities with a history of dividend payments, share buybacks or both. Martin Small, head of US iShares at BlackRock, commented: “We believe all investors should evaluate DIVB as a complement, or wholesale replacement, for the traditional high dividend or dividend growth allocation.”

Vanguard launches US corporate bond ETF of ETFs

Nov 14th, 2017 | By
Vanguard ETF Total Corporate Bond

Vanguard has launched the Vanguard Total Corporate Bond ETF (VTC US) on Nasdaq, providing exposure to the broad US investment grade corporate bond market through a single fund.

JP Morgan launches five single factor ETFs on NYSE Arca

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
A multifactor approach to developed equity markets

JP Morgan Asset Management (JPMAM) has launched five smart beta ETFs on NYSE Arca. The ETFs each select US equities that display high exposure to one of five factors: momentum, value, quality, dividend and minimum volatility.

VanEck cross-lists two ETFs on Xetra

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
VanEck cross-lists ThinkCapital ETFs on Xetra

VanEck has cross-listed two ETFs on Xetra – the VanEck Vectors Preferred US Equity UCITS ETF (PRF1 GR) and the VanEck Vectors Natural Resources UCITS ETF (HAP1 GR) – providing exposure to US preferred shares and global natural resources equities respectively.

Gold demand down amid dampened ETF flows, reports World Gold Council

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
Outflows continue from gold ETFs in November

Global gold demand was 915 tonnes during Q3 2017, a fall of 9% compared to the same quarter last year, due in part to gold ETF inflows being substantially lower than in 2016. These were the findings of the World Gold Council’s (WGC) Gold Demand Trends for Q3 2017.

S&P DJI announces S&P GSCI composition for 2018

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
S&P Dow Jones Indices announces S&P GSCI composition for 2018

S&P Dow Jones Indices has announced the composition and weights of the S&P GSCI Index for 2018. The S&P GSCI is a world production-weighted commodity index tracked by two US-listed ETFs. In 2018, the index will be composed of 24 exchange-traded futures contracts on physical commodities across five sectors – energy, industrial metals, precious metals, agricultural and livestock.

Virtus launches emerging markets multi-factor ETF

Nov 13th, 2017 | By
William J. Smalley, executive managing director and head of product strategy and management, Virtus ETF Solutions.

Virtus ETF solutions has launched the Virtus Glovista Emerging Markets ETF (EMEM US) on the NYSE Arca. The fund uses a quantitative multi-factor strategy to provide exposure to ‘favoured’ emerging markets. William Smalley, executive managing director of Virtus, commented: “This new ETF offers investors exposure to the surge in global economic growth, leveraging the specialized knowledge and quantitative skills of Glovista Investments in a passive, tax-efficient vehicle.”

ETF flows can impact underlying constituent share prices, finds KBW

Nov 9th, 2017 | By
KBW reports on share price impact of ETF flows

Large flows to and from ETFs that are significant shareholders in their underlying constituents relative to those constituents’ average daily trading volumes are likely to impact the share prices of the those constituents, according to research from investment bank Keefe, Bruyette & Woods (KBW).