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FactSet launches Global FinTech Index

Jan 16th, 2017 | By
BlackRock launches actively managed ‘Future of Finance’ ETF

FactSet has launched the FactSet Global FinTech Index, tracking the performance of global companies providing disruptive technologies to the financial services space including those engaged in electronic payment processing, credit card technology, financial & compliance ERP software and point-of-sale terminal manufacturing. The index is designed to serve as the underlying for future ETFs which would compete with existing FinTech funds from Global X and PureFunds.

Yahoo hack exposes potential for cyber security ETFs

Sep 28th, 2016 | By
Yahoo hack exposes potential for cyber security ETFs

Yahoo has announced the hacking of some 500m names, email addresses and passwords – the largest corporate data breach in history. The news not only highlights the growing scale of security problems but also the potential for growth in the cybersecurity industry, predicted to grow to $202.3bn by 2021 according to research firm MarketsandMarkets. Investors may gain access to the cybersecurity industry through ETFs offered by PureFunds, First Trust and ETF Securities.

PureFunds launches global healthcare technology ETF on Nasdaq

Sep 6th, 2016 | By
ETF Managers Group/PureFunds in dispute over ownership rights

PureFunds, in partnership with ETF Managers Group, a white-label services provider, has launched a new ETF targeting the global healthcare technology sector. The PureFunds ETFx HealthTech ETF (Nasdaq: IMED) invests in 60 companies providing transformative technology to the healthcare and medical industries. Andrew Chanin, CEO of PureFunds, commented: “[The ETF] is intended to serve as a vehicle for investors to gain exposure to this highly innovative, technology-driven slice of the broader healthcare sector.”

Dropbox hack puts cybersecurity ETFs in focus

Sep 5th, 2016 | By
Yahoo hack exposes potential for cyber security ETFs

New details about the severity of the infiltration of popular file hosting service Dropbox by hackers serves as a reminder of the importance of online security. It also highlights the prospects of firms specialising in cybersecurity and the investment potential of exchange-traded funds that track them. With the industry predicted to grow to over $170bn within a few years and continued cyberattacks prompting company boards to invest ever more in online security technology, the outlook for cybersecurity firms is bright. For ETF investors looking for diversified access to the space, pure-play exposures are offering by PureFunds, First Trust and ETF Securities.

Nintendo’s Pokèmon Go powers performance of video gaming ETF

Aug 17th, 2016 | By
Nintendo soars with Pokèmon Go release; Japanese ETFs up more than 18% year to date

The world of Nintendo gaming and Pokèmon Go has taken smartphone users by storm this summer, propelling the world’s only video gaming-focused ETF into the spotlight. The newest craze, Pokèmon Go, an augmented reality game where users wander the streets to “catch” virtual characters and throw around Pokèballs, fuelled shares in Tokyo-listed Nintendo to more than double in mid July. The smartphone game has achieved some incredible feats, including encouraging teenagers to leave the house, but it has also had a positive impact on ETFs with exposure to it.

PureFunds adds 17 new companies to its ISE Big Data ETF

Apr 1st, 2016 | By
ETF Managers Group/PureFunds in dispute over ownership rights

The PureFunds ISE Big Data ETF (BIGD) has added 17 new companies to its portfolio following the latest reconstitution and rebalancing of its underlying index, the ISE Big Data Index. The move brings the number of holdings to 41, adding a significant degree of diversification to the exchange-traded fund. The ETF is the only one of its kind to provide access to companies offering software and services for data analytics. According to PureFunds, Big Data is the value generated by mining and analyzing very large data sets, which have different degrees to reveal key insights, patterns, and trends. Andrew Chanin, CEO of PureFunds, said: “Businesses of all disciplines in a variety of industries are dependent on Big Data.”

PureFunds unveils video game ETF

Mar 10th, 2016 | By
PureFunds unveils video game ETF

PureFunds, a US-based provider of thematic exchange-traded funds, has unveiled the world’s first dedicated video game technology ETF. Listed on the NYSE Arca, the PureFunds Video Game Tech ETF (GAMR) offers pure-play exposure to this increasingly important tech and entertainment sector. The ETF is linked to the EE Fund Video Game Tech Index, which tracks 36 global companies across the video gaming industry. Companies appearing in the index include video game developers, publishers and distributors, platform providers, accessories and peripherals manufacturers, and large tech and media conglomerates whose business models actively support the video gaming and interactive simulation segments.

PureFunds launches world’s first drone ETF

Mar 10th, 2016 | By
PureFunds launches drone economy strategy ETF

Thematic exchange-traded fund provider PureFunds has launched the PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF (NYSE Arca: IFLY), the world’s first ETF to provide pure-play exposure to companies designing, manufacturing and researching drones and drone technology. “Like other established investment sectors, technology has been driven by the growth of its various industries,” said Andrew Chanin, CEO of PureFunds. “Investors of all backgrounds have sought the opportunity to diversify their broad technology exposure with a thematic approach, and the PureFunds Drone Economy Strategy ETF offers added flexibility for investing in technology.”

ETF Securities brings cyber security ETF to Europe

Sep 28th, 2015 | By
Yahoo hack exposes potential for cyber security ETFs

ETF Securities, a London-based issuer of exchange-traded funds, has partnered with US-based index provider ISE ETF Ventures to launch the ETFS ISE Cyber Security GO UCITS ETF, Europe’s first locally listed ETF to offer pure-play exposure to the fast-growing cyber security sector. Listed on the London Stock Exchange, the ETF is based on a UCITS-compliant version of the index behind the hugely successful NYSE Arca-listed PureFunds ISE Cyber Security ETF, known colloquially by its exchange ticker code “HACK”, which attracted in excess of $1.1bn in assets under management in its first 10 months of trading.

First Trust lists new ETF providing exposure to cybersecurity technology

Jul 7th, 2015 | By
First Trust launches actively managed broad fixed income ETF

Nasdaq and First Trust have collaborated to launch an ETF that tracks the performance of global firms whose operations are classified by the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) as being in the cybersecurity industry. The First Trust Nasdaq CEA Cybersecurity ETF (CIBR) provides a return based on the performance of the Nasdaq CEA Cybersecurity Index and is only the second ever fund to solely track firms engaged in this sector. The index includes some multi-billion dollar companies listed around the world, demonstrating the international demand for protection against future potential cyber-attacks.