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IndexIQ launches international quality ETF

Dec 14th, 2018 | By
Investors seek to blend sustainable and smart beta strategies

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has launched the IQ 500 International ETF (IQIN US) on NYSE Arca. The smart beta fund provides exposure to equities listed in developed markets excluding the US that have superior quality characteristics.

The impact of currency hedging your ETF

May 2nd, 2018 | By
WisdomTree adds multifactor screen to equity income ETFs

To hedge, or not to hedge, that is the question faced by portfolio managers with global investment mandates. While institutional investors may have the luxury of delegating this question to a dedicated fx overlay manager, for others it has the potential to cause sleepless nights. One thing is for sure, the performance differences between being hedged or unhedged can be stark, as demonstrated by the returns of Euro Stoxx 50 equity ETFs over the past month.

MPI launches hedge fund index business

Mar 16th, 2018 | By
Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI

Markov Processes International (MPI) has launched MPI Hedge Fund Indices, a new business line providing investable indices for the hedge fund universe. Each index has two components: the first involves a sub-set of targeted hedge funds, while the second aims to track the first using ETFs, Rohtas Handa, head of institutional solutions at MPI, commented, “We are combining our experience with our patented dynamic factor model to build better benchmarks for hedge fund performance.”

E*TRADE boosts its ETF lineup by 51%

Feb 1st, 2018 | By
E*TRADE boosts its ETF lineup by 51%

E*TRADE, a platform for investors to buy and sell ETFs free of brokerage commission, has expanded its lineup by 51%, adding 80 new ETFs to its range. “With the recent additions, comprehensive diversification, across practically any asset class, is now more easily and cheaply attainable than ever before.” said Rich Messina, SVP of Investment Product at E*TRADE Financial.

Index IQ to close three niche small-cap ETFs

Jan 25th, 2018 | By
ALPS Advisors closing Dorsey Wright US sector momentum ETF

Index IQ plans to liquidate three of its IQ ETFs in an ongoing process to review its product lineup and ensure it meets the evolving needs of clients. The funds set for the chop offer exposure to niche sectors which have not experienced the levels of demand anticipated at launch.

IndexIQ launches US large-cap multi-factor ETF

Dec 14th, 2017 | By
Sal Bruno, Chief Investment Officer at IndexIQ.

IndexIQ, a New York Life Investments company, has launched the IQ Chaikin US Large Cap ETF (CLRG US) on the Nasdaq Exchange. “The addition of CLRG to our product suite provides investors and advisors with a powerful tool as they contemplate their domestic equity holdings,” said Salvatore Bruno, CIO of IndexIQ.

IndexIQ goes active with two municipal bond ETFs

Oct 19th, 2017 | By
Sal Bruno, Chief Investment Officer at IndexIQ.

IndexIQ has begun its foray into the actively managed ETF space with the launch of two new funds targeting the municipal bond market. Salvatore Bruno, IndexIQ CIO, said: “We expect that these new products will allow more investors to gain the benefits of exposure to this complex, yet important, sector of the bond market.”

IndexIQ adjusts fees on a range of ETFs

Aug 31st, 2017 | By
Invesco slashes fees on three US equity factor ETFs

New york-based asset manager IndexIQ has changed the expense ratios on ten of its ETFs, lowering the fees charged on four of its funds but surprisingly nudging up the costs of six ETFs.

Nasdaq hosts 13 new ETF listings in Q2 2017

Jul 25th, 2017 | By
Invesco launches ESG-enhanced Nasdaq ETFs

Nasdaq Stock Market hosted 13 new exchange-traded fund listings from four issuers during the second quarter of 2017. ETF providers listing on the exchange during the quarter included Victory Capital, First Trust, Legg Mason and IndexIQ.

IndexIQ launches five multi-factor ESG ETFs

Jun 28th, 2017 | By
Nuveen launches new ESG bond ETF

IndexIQ has launched five new ETFs that employ an environmental, sustainable and governance (ESG) filter to screen potential securities and then a smart beta multi-factor methodology to weight the selected constituents. The suite includes three equity and two bond (sovereign and corporate) ETFs listed on the Euronext Paris Exchange.