ETF and Index News

Active managers fail to capitalize on Covid volatility

Mar 23rd, 2021 | By
US active managers fail to capitalize on Covid volatility

The majority of active equity managers in the US failed to beat their benchmarks in 2020, according to the latest S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) Scorecard, despite Covid-19 throwing up opportunities for outperformance.


Thematic ETFs to command $300bn AUM within five years, says Bloomberg Intelligence

Mar 22nd, 2021 | By
Thematic ETFs

Thematic ETFs could become a $300 billion category within five years despite being dismissed as a gimmick just a few years ago, says Bloomberg Intelligence.


Morningstar publishes review of synthetic ETFs

Mar 8th, 2021 | By
Jose Garcia-Zarate, Associate Director, Manager Research at Morningstar

Morningstar has published a review of synthetic ETFs amid renewed interest from European investors, particularly those seeking exposure to mainstream US equity indices.


Thematic ETFs set for the mainstream, finds BBH

Mar 8th, 2021 | By
Brown Brothers Harriman

Four-in-five investors plan to increase their allocation to thematic ETFs this year, according to the eighth annual global ETF investor survey conducted by Brown Brothers Harriman.


Lyxor eyes growth through ESG, thematic, and core ETFs

Mar 8th, 2021 | By
Arnaud Llinas, Head of Lyxor ETF & Indexing

Lyxor Asset Management has outlined a roadmap to grow its ETF business by focusing on three key product pillars – ESG & climate, thematic, and core.


Hang Seng Index set for overhaul

Mar 2nd, 2021 | By
Hong Kong Hang Seng ETFs

The Hang Seng Index is set for an overhaul that will ultimately see its constituent membership double in size.


Mitsubishi UFJ to introduce low-cost S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 ETFs

Feb 19th, 2021 | By
Mitsubishi UFJ introduces low-cost S&P 500 & Nasdaq 100 ETFs

Japanese asset manager Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai is set to launch two new low-cost ETFs providing exposure to key US equity indices, the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100.


Assets at HANetf hit $2 billion

Feb 19th, 2021 | By
HANzero™: A Q&A with Hector McNeil

Assets under management at HANetf have topped $2 billion, just two months after the firm hit the $1bn mark.


SIX unveils ESG versions of SPI and SBI

Feb 15th, 2021 | By
SIX launches ESG versions of SPI and SBI

SIX has introduced a suite of environmental, social, and governance indices covering Swiss equity and bond markets.


S&P DJI unveils ESG versions of flagship US mid- and small-cap indices

Feb 4th, 2021 | By
Dan Draper, Chief Executive Officer of S&P Dow Jones Indices

S&P Dow Jones Indices has introduced a pair of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) indices based on its flagship US mid- and small-cap equity benchmarks.