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Morningstar publishes review of synthetic ETFs

Mar 8th, 2021 | By
Jose Garcia-Zarate, Associate Director, Manager Research at Morningstar

Morningstar has published a review of synthetic ETFs amid renewed interest from European investors, particularly those seeking exposure to mainstream US equity indices.


Morningstar outlines new style indices with nine iShares ETFs teed up to make the switch

Dec 16th, 2020 | By
Morningstar BlackRock ishares

Morningstar has unveiled details of a new suite of equity indices designed to more accurately reflect the size and style dimensions of the US stock market. The indices are set to be adopted by iShares for nine existing US-domiciled ETFs.


JP Morgan expands ‘BetaBuilders’ suite with US small-cap ETF

Nov 16th, 2020 | By
JP Morgan adds ultra-short US Treasury ETF to ‘BetaBuilders’ suite

JP Morgan Asset Management has added to its ‘BetaBuilders’ suite of low-cost, passively managed ETFs with the launch of the JPMorgan BetaBuilders US Small Cap Equity ETF (BBSC US).


VanEck launches four equity strategy ETFs on ASX

Aug 31st, 2020 | By
VanEck head of Asia Pacific Arian Neiron

VanEck Australia has launched a medley of new equity ETFs on the Australian Securities Exchange.


Strategic beta ETPs underperformed during Covid-19

Jul 15th, 2020 | By
Strategic beta ETPs underperformed during Covid-19

Strategic beta ETPs, on average, underperformed their respective cap-weighted benchmarks during the first five months of 2020 as the Covid-19 pandemic roiled markets. According to Morningstar’s Strategic Beta Landscape report, the lackluster showing is, in many instances, directly linked to the ETPs’ underlying factor tilts.


VanEck launches global ‘Wide Moat’ ETF in Europe

Jul 9th, 2020 | By
VanEck launches hydrogen ETF in Europe

VanEck has introduced a new ‘Wide Moat’ strategy to Europe with the launch of the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange and Xetra. The fund provides exposure to a global portfolio of companies with sustainable competitive advantages (or wide economic moats) that are attractively priced according to index provider Morningstar’s estimate of fair value. Martijn Rozemuller, Head of Europe at VanEck, commented, “With its smart beta strategy, our new Global Wide Moat ETF offers an attractive alternative to the global equity benchmark, the MSCI World.”


Seeking yield? Don’t put all your eggs in one (income) basket

Jun 18th, 2020 | By
Seeking yield? Don’t put all your eggs in one (income) basket

By Karen Schenone, Head of US iShares Fixed Income Strategy, BlackRock.

Looking to generate income from your nest egg? Make sure you don’t get it all from just one basket.


JP Morgan expands ‘BetaBuilders’ suite with US mid-cap equity ETF

Apr 15th, 2020 | By
JP Morgan introduces actively managed emerging markets ETF

JP Morgan Asset Management has added to its ‘BetaBuilders’ suite of low-cost, passively managed ETFs with the launch of the JPMorgan BetaBuilders US Mid Cap Equity ETF (BBMC US) on NYSE Arca. The fund is linked to the Morningstar US Mid Cap Target Market Exposure Extended Index and provides investors with liquid, cost-effective access to mid-cap equities trading in the US. It comes with an expense ratio of 0.07%.


BNY Mellon introduces ultra-low-cost ETFs, including zero-fee funds

Apr 13th, 2020 | By
Mitchell Harris, Chief Executive Officer, BNY Mellon Investment Management

Financial services giant BNY Mellon has introduced a trio of ultra-low-cost ETFs, with five more launches planned for the coming weeks. The NYC-headquartered firm is well established in the ETF space as a custodian and administrator but this is the first time it has rolled out its own ETFs. Mitchell Harris, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management, said, “We are putting the entire firm to work for our clients to offer high-quality products at a very competitive fee level.”


European ETF assets break through $1trn

Jan 6th, 2020 | By
European ETF assets break through $1trn AUM

Assets under management in ETFs (and ETPs) listed in Europe have surpassed $1 trillion as of the end of December 2019, according to data from ETF research firm ETFGI. Total AUM rose 4.6% during the month, from $982.1 billion to $1.027trn, driven by a combination of strong net inflows and healthy market performance. Fixed income ETFs attracted the lion’s share of flows in 2019 with $61.1bn, followed by equity ETFs with $51.7bn and commodity ETFs with $8.7bn.