ETF and Index News

Blue Tractor and Red Gate to launch first ‘Shielded Alpha’ ETF early next year

Sep 30th, 2020 | By
Blue Tractor and First Gate to launch first ‘Shielded Alpha’ ETF in Q1 2021

Blue Tractor Group has announced that the first semi-transparent active ETF to utilize its proprietary ‘Shielded Alpha’ wrapper is expected to list in Q1 2021 in partnership with Red Gate Advisers.


BlackRock makes policy U-turn with synthetic S&P 500 ETF launch

Sep 29th, 2020 | By
BlackRock makes policy U-turn with synthetic S&P 500 ETF launch

BlackRock has launched a synthetically replicated S&P 500 ETF in a significant policy U-turn that sees the asset management titan lend credibility to an ETF replication structure it previously eschewed, often vocally.


MSCI rolls out fixed income climate change indices

Sep 23rd, 2020 | By
MSCI rolls out climate change fixed income indices

MSCI has extended its roster of low carbon transition solutions with the introduction of the MSCI Fixed Income Climate Change Indexes.


US and Chinese issuers set to launch SSE Star 50 ETFs

Sep 17th, 2020 | By
US, Chinese issuers developing SSE Star 50 Index ETFs

Fund houses in both the US and China are gearing up to debut ETFs tracking the recently launched SSE STAR 50 Index.


JP Morgan finds huge appetite for active and smart beta ETFs

Sep 15th, 2020 | By
JP Morgan introduces actively managed emerging markets ETF

Actively managed and smart beta ETFs are expected to account for a larger share of the ETF industry’s assets under management over the next three years, according to research by JP Morgan Asset Management.


Qontigo study shines light on smart beta’s effectiveness and capacity

Sep 8th, 2020 | By
Invesco expands multi-factor suite with developed ex-US equity ETF

A new report from Qontigo has looked at the market for smart beta funds tracking factor strategies to assess their prowess in boosting returns and their capacity as money inflows grow.


August ETF flows: Once more unto the breach

Sep 4th, 2020 | By
Matthew J Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research

By Matthew J. Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research, State Street Global Advisors.


CoinShares introduces real-time audit on crypto-asset ETPs

Sep 4th, 2020 | By
CoinShares introduces real-time audit on crypto-asset ETPs

CoinShares has become the first digital-asset investment manager to offer a real-time audit capability on its crypto-asset ETPs.


EMQQ ETF assets hit $1bn

Sep 3rd, 2020 | By
Kevin Carter, the Founder & CIO of EMQQ Emerging Markets Internet and Ecommerce ETF

The Emerging Markets Internet & Ecommerce ETF (EMQQ US) has topped $1 billion in assets under management.


China-Hong Kong “ETF Connect” gets regulatory approval

Sep 1st, 2020 | By
Hong Kong China ETF Connect

Regulators in mainland China and Hong Kong have authorized the first batch of ETFs to be cross-listed and tradable on each other’s markets.