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HSBC builds out ESG equity offering with Asia Pacific ex Japan ETF

Aug 21st, 2020 | By
HSBC builds out sustainable equity range with Asia Pacific ex Japan ETF

HSBC Global Asset Management has extended its sustainable ETF range with the launch of the HSBC Asia Pacific ex Japan Sustainable Equity UCITS ETF on LSE.


FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange announce strategic partnership

Aug 20th, 2020 | By
FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange announce strategic partnership

FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have unveiled details of a partnership to develop the ETF market locally in Singapore as well as explore opportunities across their index, data, and analytics businesses.


Investors look to blend sustainability and smart beta

Aug 10th, 2020 | By
Investors seek to blend sustainable and smart beta strategies

Investors are increasingly looking to incorporate sustainability considerations within their smart beta strategies, highlighting a potential opportunity for product developers, according to research from FTSE Russell.


Smartshares rolls out four new Core ETFs in New Zealand

Jul 17th, 2020 | By
NZX Chief Executive, Mark Peterson

Smartshares, New Zealand’s only ETF provider, has launched four new funds on the New Zealand Exchange (NZX). Each ETF is part of Smartshares’ ‘Core Series’ which is designed to offer mainstream exposures that form the core building blocks of portfolios. NZX Chief Executive, Mark Peterson, said, “The Smartshares Core Series will add depth and breadth to the choices for local investors on their local market – further driving the growth of ETFs in New Zealand.”


GSAM launches smart beta 1-5 year corporate bond ETF

Jul 13th, 2020 | By
Goldman Sachs completes acquisition of physical gold ETF

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched the Goldman Sachs Access Investment Grade Corporate 1-5 Year Bond ETF (GSIG US) on NYSE Arca. The fund provides broad exposure to US dollar investment-grade corporate bonds while screening out issuers with low operating margins and high leverage. Michael Crinieri, GSAM’s Global Head of ETF Strategy, said, “The addition of GSIG to our Access suite aims to provide investors an attractive option to get simple, transparent, and liquid access to the investment-grade credit market in a competitively priced vehicle backed by the global platform and resources of Goldman Sachs.”


Lyxor expands core range with global G7 EMU government bond ETF

Jul 6th, 2020 | By
Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income at Lyxor ETF

Lyxor Asset Management has launched a new ETF delivering access to a global portfolio of government bonds issued by leading developed market countries. The Lyxor Core Global Government Bond (DR) UCITS ETF has listed on London Stock Exchange and comes with an expense ratio of just 0.09%. Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income at Lyxor ETF, said, “This could be an efficient way to own a diversified government bond portfolio in one low-cost ETF.”


Credit Suisse launches US small-cap and global real estate ESG ETFs

Jun 29th, 2020 | By
Credit Suisse launches socially responsible US small-cap and global real estate ETFs

Credit Suisse Asset Management has introduced two new ETFs providing socially responsible exposure to US small-cap equity and developed real estate exposures. The CSIF (IE) MSCI USA Small Cap ESG Leaders Blue UCITS ETF and CSIF (IE) FTSE EPRA Nareit Developed Green Blue UCITS ETF have listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, Deutsche Börse Xetra, and Borsa Italiana.


HSBC GAM unveils low carbon ESG ETFs on LSE

Jun 5th, 2020 | By
HSBC GAM goes green with ESG low carbon ETFs

HSBC Global Asset Management has introduced a suite of sustainable equity ETFs on the London Stock Exchange. The funds are linked to newly created indices from FTSE Russell that provide exposure to companies with low carbon and strong environmental, social, and governance (ESG) profiles. The suite initially comprises three ETFs focused on US, European, and Japanese equity markets.


Will equities become the next QE asset class the Fed buys?

Apr 20th, 2020 | By
FTSE Russell targets inflation-linked govies in new climate risk-adjusted index

By Robin Marshall, Director, Fixed Income, FTSE Russell.

The Fed recently broadened the range of assets it will buy in Quantitative Easing (QE) programs to include corporate bonds and sub-investment grade issues, supplementing US Treasuries and (agency) MBS. Given the severity and broad-based nature of the shock to the US economy from the coronavirus, this begs the question as to whether the Fed will follow the Bank of Japan’s lead and include US equities in its range of QE assets?


BlackRock launches new US multifactor ETFs on Cboe

Apr 20th, 2020 | By
BlackRock launches US active multi-thematic ETF

BlackRock has launched a trio of new multifactor ETFs on Cboe BZX Exchange targeting the three main size segments of the US equity market. The funds track indices from FTSE Russell that favour stocks with strong momentum, quality, value, size, and low volatility characteristics.