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Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Sep 14th, 2021 | By
Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Morningstar has agreed to acquire Moorgate Benchmarks, a privately held indexing specialist based in Europe, in a move that aims to enhance the investment research firm’s direct indexing capabilities.


BlackRock unveils Europe’s first sustainable global aggregate bond ETF

Sep 9th, 2021 | By
Brett Olson, Head of Fixed Income iShares in EMEA for BlackRock

BlackRock has launched the iShares Global Aggregate Bond ESG UCITS ETF, Europe’s first ETF providing exposure to a sustainable global aggregate bond portfolio.


Nornickel’s GPF makes world’s lowest-cost gold ETP even cheaper

Aug 31st, 2021 | By
Nornickel’s GPF makes world’s lowest-cost gold ETP even cheaper

Nornickel has reduced the total expense ratio on its ultra-low-cost physical gold ETP, the GPF Physical Gold ETC (TGLD LN), from 0.145% to 0.12%.


John Hancock unveils active MBS ETF

Aug 31st, 2021 | By
Andrew G. Arnott, CEO of John Hancock Investment Management

John Hancock Investment Management has launched the John Hancock Mortgage-Backed Securities ETF (JHMB US), a new actively managed ETF targeting opportunities in the mortgage-backed securities market.


RBC iShares adds four new fixed income ETFs

Aug 12th, 2021 | By
RBC iShares adds four new fixed income ETFs

RBC iShares has launched four new fixed income ETFs on the Toronto Stock Exchange. The new listings include two ESG-screened Canadian corporate bond ETFs and two non-ESG US aggregate bond ETFs.


BlackRock launches global semiconductor ETF in Europe

Aug 5th, 2021 | By
BlackRock launches global semiconductor ETF in Europe

BlackRock has introduced a new thematic equity ETF in Europe with the launch of the iShares MSCI Global Semiconductors UCITS ETF.


BlackRock adds European 1.5°C Paris-aligned equity ETFs 

Aug 4th, 2021 | By
BlackRock adds Europe and eurozone 1.5°C Paris-aligned equity ETFs  

BlackRock has expanded its suite of socially responsible ETFs in Europe with the launch of a pair of European equity strategies that are aligned with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.


BlackRock launches climate & sustainable economy ETF

Aug 3rd, 2021 | By
BlackRock launches actively managed climate & sustainable economy ETF

BlackRock has launched a new actively managed global equity ETF providing diversified exposure to companies aligned with climate-conscious and sustainable economy investment themes.


BlackRock cross-lists physical gold ETC on Xetra

Jul 19th, 2021 | By
BlackRock cross-lists $13.5bn physical gold ETC on Xetra

BlackRock has cross-listed the $13.5bn iShares Physical Gold ETC (PPFB GY) on Xetra.


Concentration risk in clean energy ETFs still a concern, says Bloomberg Intelligence

Jul 15th, 2021 | By
Concentration risk in clean energy ETFs still a concern, says Bloomberg Intelligence

According to Bloomberg Intelligence (BI), the decreased concentration of stocks associated with the clean energy theme within ETFs provides investors with broader and less volatile exposure. Still, warns BI, some companies like Sunworks still have close to 20% of their shares held by the ETFs so drastic price swings can still be expected.