‘ Barclays ’

BlackRock introduces USD-hedged share class for China CNY bond ETF

Nov 11th, 2019 | By
KraneShares unveils China bond inclusion ETF

BlackRock has introduced a new share class for the iShares China CNY Bond UCITS ETF providing currency-hedged exposure to renminbi-denominated government and policy bank bonds issued in China. The new share class, which hedges exchange rate risk between renminbi and the US dollar, trades on Euronext Amsterdam under the ticker CYBU NA.


Invesco lowers fees on USD and EUR corporate bond ETFs

Nov 7th, 2019 | By
Invesco launches low-vol low carbon global equity ETF

Invesco has lowered the fees on a pair of fixed income ETFs providing exposure to USD and EUR corporate bonds. The Invesco USD Corporate Bond UCITS ETF and Invesco Euro Corporate Bond UCITS ETF have had their expense ratios reduced by six basis points from 0.16% to 0.10%.


BlackRock set to list Europe’s first ESG high-yield USD corporate bond ETF

Nov 4th, 2019 | By
Amundi launches short-term global aggregate bond ESG ETF

BlackRock appears set to be the first European ETF issuer to offer an ESG-screened bond fund targetting the USD corporate high-yield sector. The iShares USD High Yield Corp Bond ESG UCITS ETF is scheduled to make its debut next week on Euronext Amsterdam (DHYE NA) and London Stock Exchange (DHYA LN).


Bosera launches CSI 500 China A-share ETF on SZSE

Nov 1st, 2019 | By
Bosera launches CSI 500 China A-share ETF on SZSE

Shenzhen-based asset manager Bosera Fund Management has launched a new ETF in China providing exposure to mid- and small-cap A-share equities. The Bosera CSI 500 ETF (159968 CH) has listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange and comes with a management fee of 0.15%, making it the lowest cost CSI 500 ETF on the market.


Vanguard cuts fees across 13 ETFs in Europe

Oct 23rd, 2019 | By

Vanguard has reduced the fees charged on 13 of its European domiciled ETFs. The reductions vary from between two and seven basis points and are set to save investors approximately $4.2 million per year, based on current assets under management. Sean Hagerty, Head of Vanguard for Europe, commented, “For too long, investors have been poorly served with high-cost, complex investments…There is still a misconception that the more you pay for an investment, the better it performs. In reality, costs really impact the returns investor make – every pound paid in fees is a pound off investors’ returns.”


Bloomberg authorized as administrator under EU Benchmark Regulation

Oct 21st, 2019 | By
Steve Berkley Bloomberg

Financial data giant Bloomberg has been recognized by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) as an administrator under the European Union’s Benchmarks Regulation. Steve Berkley, Global Head of Bloomberg Indices and CEO of Bloomberg Index Services Limited, commented, “Today’s news underscores our commitment to upholding the industry’s regulatory standards to ensure the accuracy and integrity of benchmarks.”


SSGA lists USD-hedged share class for global aggregate bond ETF on Xetra

Oct 10th, 2019 | By
Optimizing intermediate cash investments in a low-yield environment

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has launched a new USD-hedged share class for the SPDR Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond UCITS ETF on Deutsche Börse Xetra. The fund tracks the Bloomberg Barclays Global Aggregate Bond Index, providing diversified exposure to investment-grade bonds across multiple sectors and segments from both developed and emerging market issuers.


Making the grade: How risky are BBB bonds?

Oct 8th, 2019 | By
Day Hagan, Ned Davis Research launch risk-managed global ex-US sector ETF

By Karen Schenone, Fixed Income Product Strategist, BlackRock.

Economic uncertainty has increased investor focus on the possibility of BBB-rated bonds being downgraded to junk. Investors should weigh this risk with their search for yield.


Debunking the myth that fixed income ETFs are overweight the most indebted firms

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Fixed income ETFs Fact Fiction Myths

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

One misconception I’m hearing is that index-based investments, and therefore many fixed income ETFs, are overweight the most indebted companies, which means that investors are left holding exposure to only the riskiest companies. While this concern is understandable, it’s also easy to debunk.


BlackRock cross-lists Chinese equity and bond ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Oct 7th, 2019 | By
Invesco rolls out synthetic large and mid-cap China A-share ETFs

BlackRock has cross-listed two China-focused ETFs – one equity, one fixed income – on SIX Swiss Exchange. The equity ETF, iShares MSCI China UCITS ETF (ICHN SW), provides broad exposure to multiple Chinese share classes, while the fixed income fund, iShares China CNY Bond UCITS ETF (CNYB SW), targets renminbi-denominated government and policy bank bonds issued in China.