ETF and Index News

Innovator debuts suite of income-focused defined outcome ETFs

Apr 19th, 2023 | By
Bruce Bond, CEO of Innovator ETFs

Innovator Capital Management has unveiled an innovative suite of defined outcome US equity ETFs that combine fixed rates of high income with protective barriers against a decline in the S&P 500.


Another SPAC ETF closing as Wall Street craze dies out

Mar 21st, 2023 | By
Another SPAC ETF to close

Another ETF investing in special purpose acquisition vehicles (SPACs) is due to shut this week in a further sign that investor interest in what was once the stock market’s hottest trend has well and truly subsided.


US ETFs are not the only ETF wrapper with a tax advantage, Irish-domiciled ETFs have one too!

Mar 15th, 2023 | By
Manooj Mistry, Chief Operating Officer, HANetf

By Manooj Mistry, Chief Operating Officer, HANetf.


GICS changes set to impact S&P 500 and sector ETFs

Mar 9th, 2023 | By
GICS sector ETF changes Visa Mastercard

S&P Dow Jones Indices and MSCI are set to implement changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard this month, modifications that will have an impact on S&P 500 ETFs as well as ETFs tracking specific sectors of the bellwether index.


Volatility ETFs in focus as VIX bets hit three-year high

Mar 6th, 2023 | By
Volatility Shares launches inverse mid-term VIX ETF

Traders appear to be preparing for a surge in US equity volatility with demand soaring for call options based on the Cboe Volatility Index, also known as the VIX.


China-Hong Kong Stock Connect to open on more days

Mar 3rd, 2023 | By
China-Hong Kong Stock Connect opens on more trading days

Financial regulators in China and Hong Kong have jointly announced calendar enhancements for the Stock Connect programme, adding up to ten additional trading days each year.


DWS closes European energy ESG ETF as index fails UCITS standards

Mar 3rd, 2023 | By
DWS will close its ESG-Screened European energy ETF on 14 March.

DWS is terminating its €70 million ‘ESG-Screened’ European energy sector ETF after changes to the underlying index’s methodology resulted in it falling short of UCITS requirements.


European exchanges plan consolidated tape

Feb 28th, 2023 | By
European exchanges plan consolidated tape for equities and ETFs

A consortium of 14 securities exchanges in Europe has been formed with the intention of developing a consolidated tape for equities and ETFs listed in the region.


WisdomTree enhances ESG criteria across self-indexed ETFs

Feb 27th, 2023 | By
WisdomTree enhances ESG criteria across self-indexed ETFs

WisdomTree has announced plans to boost the sustainability credentials of several of its UCITS ETFs through additional environmental, social, and governance screening criteria.


Morningstar unveils impact indices aligned with UN SDGs

Feb 27th, 2023 | By
Thomas Kuh, Head of ESG Strategy at Morningstar Indexes

Financial research house Morningstar has introduced a new suite of impact-focused indices targeting companies whose economic activities address the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.