ETF and Index News

Vanguard to wind up European domiciled active factor ETFs

Nov 30th, 2020 | By
Vanguard shuns smart beta by shutting all active factor ETFs

Vanguard has announced that its suite of four European-domiciled actively managed factor ETFs are to close.


S&P DJI launches low carbon index to reflect South Korea’s Green New Deal

Nov 27th, 2020 | By
Korea low carbon ETFs

S&P Dow Jones Indices has partnered with Korea Exchange to develop a new equity index that reflects South Korea’s efforts to transition towards a low-carbon economy through its Green New Deal initiative.


Manulife debuts first active ETFs with five income funds

Nov 25th, 2020 | By
Bernard Letendre, Head of Wealth and Asset Management for Manulife.

Manulife Investment Management has unveiled its first actively managed ETFs with the launch of five income-focused funds on the Toronto Stock Exchange.


MVIS and Toroso partner on ‘risk-on/risk-off’ US equity index

Nov 12th, 2020 | By
Steven Schoenfeld, CEO of MV Index Solutions

MV Index Solutions has unveiled a new US equity index, designed in collaboration with New York-based Toroso Asset Management, with a risk management overlay based on an unconventional market signal – the relative price performance of gold and lumber.


Research Affiliates launches multi-factor climate transition indices

Nov 6th, 2020 | By
Katrina Sherrerd, President and Chief Executive Officer, Research Affiliates

Smart beta specialists Research Affiliates has unveiled a new index strategy that integrates climate transition considerations within its existing multi-factor equity approach.


First Trust folds four single-country AlphaDEX ETFs into one

Nov 3rd, 2020 | By
First Trust AlphaDEX ETFs

First Trust has retired four, essentially subscale, single-country AlphaDEX ETFs and merged their assets into its developed markets international equity ETF.


ICE ETF Hub expands custom basket program

Nov 3rd, 2020 | By
ICE ETF Hub expands custom basket program

Intercontinental Exchange, the owner of the NYSE Arca, has made several enhancements to the ICE ETF Hub custom basket program.


MSCI adds Paris-aligned indices to climate transition line-up

Oct 27th, 2020 | By
MSCI expands climate transition roster with Paris-aligned indices

MSCI has expanded its roster of climate transition solutions with the introduction of eight new equity indices aligned with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C.


Hang Seng introduces Chinese e-commerce index

Oct 26th, 2020 | By
Chinese e-commerce index Hang Seng

Hang Seng Indexes has unveiled a new equity index providing exposure to Chinese companies that are poised to benefit from the increased adoption of e-commerce.


Low carbon ETFs to drive ESG growth in Europe

Oct 26th, 2020 | By
Fabrizio Zumbo, Associate Director, European Asset Management Research, Cerulli.

Low carbon investment strategies are expected to be the main driver of growth in ESG ETFs in Europe, according to research from Cerulli Associates.