ETF and Index News

ESG driving index innovation and growth, finds IIA survey

Oct 27th, 2021 | By
ESG driving index innovation and growth, finds IIA survey

The Index Industry Association (IIA) has released the results of its fifth annual global benchmark survey, revealing record-breaking growth in the number of ESG indices produced by its members.


UK investors prepared to sidestep advisers to access crypto, finds survey

Oct 27th, 2021 | By
Jason Guthrie, Head of Digital Assets, Europe, WisdomTree

Almost half of UK-based investment advisers have reported that clients are intending to step outside of the adviser relationship in order to gain exposure to digital assets.


S&P DJI, MSCI embark on latest GICS consultation

Oct 25th, 2021 | By
S&P DJI, MSCI embark on latest GICS consultation

S&P Dow Jones and MSCI have launched their latest consultation on proposed changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), with potential ramifications for ETF investors.


Trackinsight launches market classification system for thematic ETFs

Oct 22nd, 2021 | By
Trackinsight launches market classification system for thematic ETFs

Trackinsight, a provider of ETF data and analytics, has launched a proprietary classification system for thematic ETFs.


Euronext launches MIB ESG Index

Oct 20th, 2021 | By
Euronext launches MIB ESG Index

Euronext, in collaboration with Borsa Italiana, has launched a socially responsible alternative to the FTSE MIB, Italy’s foremost equity index.


ETF rebalancing and reconstitution

Oct 4th, 2021 | By
Varun Raju, Team Lead, Products, and Vaibhav Agarwal, Head of Products, Indxx.

By Varun Raju, Team Lead, Products, and Vaibhav Agarwal, Head of Products, Indxx.

The unrelenting growth of passive investing, owing to its ease and low costs, has further galvanized index providers and fund managers to discover innovative solutions and reduce market inefficiencies.


Investors plan to ramp up factor ETF usage, finds Invesco

Sep 28th, 2021 | By
Georg Elsaesser, Senior Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategies at Invesco

Institutional and wholesale investors have signaled their intention to ramp up allocations to factor ETFs, according to a recent study from Invesco.


Thematic investing and ESG to power growth of passives in Europe

Sep 17th, 2021 | By
Fabrizio Zumbo, Associate Director, European Asset Management Research, Cerulli.

Thematic and ESG investment strategies are expected to play a significant role in the future growth of passive investing in Europe, according to financial research firm Cerulli Associates.


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

Sep 16th, 2021 | By
Gerard O’Reilly, co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors has converted a further two tax-managed mutual funds, collectively housing $8.2 billion in assets, into transparent actively managed ETFs.


Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Sep 14th, 2021 | By
Morningstar introduces Paris-aligned EU Climate Index series

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.