‘ Barclays ’

Vanguard adds 14 accumulating share classes on Borsa Italiana

Jan 15th, 2020 | By
Ossiam cross-lists carbon-reduced euro government bond ETF on Borsa Italiana

Vanguard has added 14 new accumulating share classes for various fixed income and equity ETFs on Borsa Italiana. The share classes are tradeable in euros and aimed at investors who wish to reinvest (or capitalize) income within the fund. The underlying funds range in size from $280m to $27bn.


BetaShares launches global ESG and green bond ETF on ASX

Nov 28th, 2019 | By
Purpose launches forward-looking ESG global equity ETF on TSX

Sydney-based ETF issuer BetaShares has launched a new fixed income ETF, the BetaShares Sustainability Leaders Diversified Bond ETF – Currency Hedged (GBND AU), providing exposure to a globally diversified portfolio of ‘green’ and ESG-screened bonds. The ETF has been listed on the Australian Securities Exchange and is linked to the Solactive Australian and Global Select Sustainability Leaders Bond TR Index. It has been seeded by Future Super, a leading Australian retail superannuation fund.


Pressure drop: Five investing themes for winter

Nov 25th, 2019 | By
Christopher Dhanraj, Head of ETF Investment Strategy, BlackRock.

By Christopher Dhanraj, Head of iShares Investment Strategy at BlackRock. “Pressure Drop,” the classic Toots and the Maytals song, comes to mind as we see a de-escalation in trade tensions with China, diminishing risks of a no-deal Brexit, and few signs that the record US economic expansion is ending or reversing.


Cathay launches short-term US Treasury ETF in Taiwan

Nov 25th, 2019 | By
Cathay launches short-term US Treasury ETF in Taiwan

Cathay Securities, a division of Cathay Financial Holdings, has launched a new ETF in Taiwan providing investors with exposure to short-term US Treasury securities. The Cathay Bloomberg Barclays US Short Term Treasury ETF (00865B TT) has listed on Taiwan Stock Exchange and comes with an expense ratio of 0.14%.


Is now a good time to buy investment-grade credit?

Nov 22nd, 2019 | By
Invesco announces changes to ETF line-up

By the research team at Invesco Asset Management.

The choice between credit and duration risk is increasingly important especially in today’s low/negative yield environment. With 10-year Treasury yields converging towards the shorter end, investors are not being compensated sufficiently for taking on duration risk. In our view, investment-grade corporate bonds offer enough pick up in yield over government bonds to make credit risk arguably more appealing.


First Trust launches actively managed factor-based global govies ETF

Nov 21st, 2019 | By
First Trust launches actively managed factor-based global govies ETF

First Trust has unveiled its second factor-based fixed income ETF in Europe with the launch of the First Trust Low Duration Global Government Bond UCITS ETF (FSOV NA) on Euronext Amsterdam. The fund is actively managed and aims to provide attractive levels of income and capital growth with low levels of duration risk. The fund’s managers seek to achieve these objectives by systematically exploiting carry and value factor premia present in global sovereign bond markets while simultaneously using interest rate derivatives to synthetically reduce the duration of the portfolio.


SSGA introduces euro hedging for EM local currency bond ETF

Nov 19th, 2019 | By
Amundi launches Far East ex-Japan ESG Leaders ETF

State Street Global Advisors has introduced a currency-hedged share class for its SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Emerging Markets Local Bond UCITS ETF, offering exposure to local currency emerging markets debt while mitigating the effect of foreign exchange movements for euro-referenced investors. The new share class hedges international currency exposures relative to the euro on a monthly basis using one-month forward rates. It has listed on Xetra (SPFD GY) and Borsa Italiana (EMDE IM) and comes with an expense ratio of 0.60%.


Shin Kong launches US sector value ETF in Taiwan

Nov 18th, 2019 | By
Shin Kong launches US sector value ETF in Taiwan

Taipei-based asset manager Shin Kong Investment Trust has launched a new ETF in Taiwan providing exposure to a US sector rotational strategy developed jointly by Barclays and Nobel Prize-winning economist Professor Robert Shiller. The Shin Kong Shiller Barclays CAPE US Sector Value ETF (00866 TT) has listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange and comes with an expense ratio of 0.55%.


WisdomTree launches actively managed mortgage bond ETF

Nov 18th, 2019 | By
JP Morgan converts $1.1bn REIT-focused mutual fund to an ETF

WisdomTree has launched a new actively managed ETF providing exposure to the mortgage-backed sector. The WisdomTree Mortgage Plus Bond Fund (MTGP US) has listed on NYSE Arca and is sub-advised by Voya Investment Management. The ETF primarily targets agency-backed MBS but may also seek opportunities in other sectors of the securitized debt market. Rick Harper, Head of Fixed Income and Currency at WisdomTree, commented, “We believe MTGP may be a compelling strategic option for investors seeking a generally more stable source of income”.


BNP Paribas builds out ESG euro credit ETF range

Nov 12th, 2019 | By
Purpose launches forward-looking ESG global equity ETF on TSX

BNP Paribas Asset Management has listed a pair of ETFs on Euronext Paris providing exposure to euro-denominated corporate bonds from issuers with low carbon footprints and favourable ESG characteristics. The BNP Paribas Easy € Corp Bond SRI Fossil Free 1-3Y UCITS ETF (SRIC3 FP) provides exposure to bonds with remaining maturities of one to three years, while the BNP Paribas Easy € Corp Bond SRI Fossil Free 3-5Y UCITS ETF (SRIC5 FP) covers the three-to-five-year maturity segment. The funds come to market with assets of €240m and €54m respectively.