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UBS gender equality ETF breaks through $100m AUM ceiling

Sep 13th, 2018 | By
Suni Harford, Head of Investments at UBS Asset Management

The UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (GENDER SW) has surpassed $100m in assets under management just eight months after its launch. Listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, the fund provides exposure to global companies perceived to be leading the field in terms of gender equality. Suni Harford, Head of Investments at UBS Asset Management, commented, “The success of our ETF serves as further proof that sustainable goals such as gender equality are a key priority for our clients.”


Seven issuers list ETFs on London Stock Exchange in July

Aug 14th, 2018 | By
Seven issuers list ETFs on London Stock Exchange in July

Seven issuers were active on London Stock Exchange in July, listing nineteen new ETFs or share classes, bringing the total number of new listings, including exchange-traded products, to 243 year-to-date. There are now 1,097 ETFs and 487 other ETPs listed on the exchange, represented by more than 2,000 different trading lines across various currency, currency-hedged, distributing and accumulating share classes.


Lyxor introduces euro-hedged share class for gender equality ETF

Mar 29th, 2018 | By
Gender equality ETFs Lyxor UBS

Lyxor has introduced the Lyxor Global Gender Equality (DR) UCITS ETF – Monthly Hedged to EUR (ELLH GY), a currency-hedged share class of its global gender equality ETF. Listed on Deutsche Börse, the share class hedges the fund’s US dollar exposure to the euro, the fund’s trading currency.


ETFs ring the bell for gender equality

Mar 8th, 2018 | By
The Irish Stock Exchange rings the bell for gender equality.

In events co-coordinated by Women in ETFs, 63 stock exchanges around the world hosted bell ringing ceremonies to mark International Women’s Day and to help advance the cause of gender equality and women’s empowerment. ETF issuers have shown they are keen to play their part with a number of ETFs being launched in recent years that select stocks based on gender equality screening.


Lyxor to bring gender equality ETF to London Stock Exchange

Feb 15th, 2018 | By
Impact Shares launches new thematic ETF promoting women’s empowerment

Lyxor is planning a cross-listing of the Lyxor Gender Equality ETF, Europe’s first ETF to focus on companies leading the field in gender equality, on London Stock Exchange. The fund, which tracks 150 of the highest-ranked stocks based on work-related gender equality characteristics, will trade in pounds sterling under the ticker HERS LN.


LSE enjoys flurry of new ETF listings, but on-exchange trading volumes fall flat

Jan 15th, 2018 | By
VanEck launches 'fallen angel' and high-yield EM corporate bond ETFs on LSE

Ten new ETFs and 27 ETPs were listed on London Stock Exchange in December 2017, making it exchange’s busiest month of the year for new listings. On-exchange ETF/ETP trading, however, was down for the month and broadly flat for the year.


UBS introduces gender equality ETF

Jan 9th, 2018 | By
UBS introduces gender equality ETF

UBS Asset Management has launched the UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (GENDER SW) on SIX Swiss Exchange, providing exposure to global companies leading the field in terms of gender equality. Commenting on the launch, Michael Baldinger, head of sustainable and impact investing at UBS, said, “The launch of this new ETF provides investors with a unique opportunity to benefit from systematically investing in the leading global companies on gender diversity”.


Mackenzie launches actively managed gender diversity ETF on NEO

Dec 13th, 2017 | By
Mackenzie Global Leadership Impact ETF NEO Exchange Canada

Mackenzie Investments has launched the actively managed Mackenzie Global Leadership Impact ETF (MWMN CN) on NEO Exchange in Canada. The ESG-focused fund invests primarily in companies that promote gender diversity and women’s leadership within their organizational structure.


Lyxor launches Europe’s first gender equality ETF

Nov 7th, 2017 | By
Lyxor Gender Equality etf

Lyxor has launched the Lyxor Gender Equality ETF (ELLE FP), Europe’s first ETF to focus on companies leading the field in gender equality. Commenting on the launch, Clarisse Djabbari, deputy head of Lyxor ETFs & indexing, said: “This ETF marks an important step in our progress towards a complete range of environmental, social and governance based investment products.” The ETF is linked to the Equileap Global Gender Equality Index, an index of 150 high-ranking stocks based on gender equality.


Evolve Funds launches gender diversity and cybersecurity ETFs in Canada

Sep 25th, 2017 | By
Invesco Canada reduces fees in its ETF line-up

Evolve Funds has introduced two thematic ETFs to the Canadian market. The first-of-their-kind ETFs in Canada, the Evolve North American Gender Diversity Index ETF (HERS) and the Evolve Cyber Security Index ETF (CYBR), have begun to trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.