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GraniteShares acquires Master Income ETF; lowers fees

Dec 20th, 2017 | By
Roundhill launches US ‘Dividend Monarchs’ ETF

US-based ETF provider GraniteShares has acquired the Master Income ETF (HIPS US) and rebranded it as the HIPS US High Income ETF. The fund invests in pass-through securities offering high levels of income.


Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

Jun 26th, 2017 | By
Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

Harvest Portfolios Group has launched the Global REIT Leaders Income ETF (Toronto: HGR), an actively managed ETF investing in real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed globally.


Indxx and Infrastructure Capital Advisors team up on REIT preferred stock ETF

Feb 8th, 2017 | By
Indxx launches US infrastructure development index

Infrastructure Capital Advisors has licensed the recently launched Indxx REIT Preferred Stock Index to underlie the new InfraCap REIT Preferred ETF (NYSE: PFFR). The ETF provides exposure to high yielding, liquid preferred securities issued by real estate investment trusts (REITs) listed in the US, including a diversified combination of mortgage, office, hotel, healthcare, and retail REITs.


Nuveen launches US short-term REIT ETF

Dec 22nd, 2016 | By
Nuveen launches US short-term REIT ETF

Nuveen, an operating division of TIAA Global Asset Management, has launched the NuShares Short-Term REIT ETF (Bats: NURE), offering exposure to US-listed real estate investment trusts (REITs) whose operations typically involve shorter lease durations. Short-term REITS, including those managing apartment buildings, hotels, self-storage facilities, and manufactured home properties, have historically outperformed the broad US listed REIT universe in times of rising interest rates.


Source launches European real estate ETF on Deutsche Börse

Oct 10th, 2016 | By
Source launches real estate ETF on Deutsche Börse

European ETF provider Source has launched the Source GPR Real Estate Europe UCITS ETF (REES) on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra and Frankfurt exchanges. Tracking the Global Property Research 75 Liquid Developed Europe Real Estate Index, the ETF gives investors access to the performance of 75 leading real estate companies or REITs listed in Europe, including those operating in the office, residential, retail, industrial, healthcare and diversified property segments.


Hartford Funds launches multi-factor REIT ETF

Oct 4th, 2016 | By
Harvest Portfolios lists global REIT income leaders ETF

US-based Hartford Funds has launched the industry’s first exchange-traded fund to apply a multi-factor smart beta weighting strategy to real estate investment trusts. The NYSE-listed Lattice Real Estate Strategy ETF (NYSE: RORE) selects and weights US REITs with the strongest quality, momentum and value characteristics. “The launch of RORE is a natural extension of Hartford Funds’ strategic beta ETF platform,” said Darek Wojnar, Head of Exchange-Traded Funds at Hartford Funds. “The strategy focuses exclusively on REITs and may be a compelling solution for investors interested in taking advantage of the growing opportunities in the real estate sector.”


First Trust launches actively managed income ETFs

Sep 28th, 2016 | By
First Trust launches actively managed income opportunities ETFs

First Trust has launched two new actively managed ETFs – the First Trust CEF Income Opportunity ETF (Nasdaq: FCEF), and the First Trust Municipal CEF Income Opportunity ETF (Nasdaq: MCEF) – which seek to provide income by investing in closed-end funds (CEFs). CEFs may trade at a premium or a discount to their net asset value, offering potential investment opportunities. Ken Fincher, Senior Vice President at First Trust, commented: “We believe through our rigorous proprietary model and years of experience in the CEF space that we can provide advisors and their investors with a better overall experience.”


UK REIT and Financial ETFs still at risk post Brexit vote?

Sep 26th, 2016 | By
UK REIT and Financial ETFs still at risk post Brexit?

According to a recent statement from the Bank of England, the UK may still face a “challenging period of uncertainty and adjustment” in the wake of the Brexit referendum. The Bank’s Financial Policy Committee said that although immediate capital market volatility has calmed down since June, there remain elevated risks, such as the threat of a “sharp adjustment” in the commercial property market and the danger that foreign investors could divest from the UK. UK property ETFs such as the iShares UK Property UCITS ETF (LON: IUKP) are down roughly 10% year-to-date.


SGX launches dividend-weighted Asia Pac ex Japan REIT index; to underlie Phillips Capital ETF

Sep 2nd, 2016 | By
SGX launches smart beta REIT index covering Asia Pacific ex Japan

Singapore Exchange (SGX) has unveiled a new smart beta index – the SGX APAC ex Japan Dividend Leaders REIT Index – composed of 30 real estate investment trusts (REITs) across the Asia Pacific ex Japan region. The index, which weights constituents according to dividends, has been licensed to Phillip Capital Management for the creation of an exchange-traded fund to be listed on SGX. Loh Boon Chye, CEO of SGX, commented: “I am delighted with the launch of our first Pan-Asian index and that it will be used as a benchmark for an ETF.”


iSectors debuts actively managed multi-asset ETF on Nasdaq

Aug 19th, 2016 | By
iSectors launch US-listed actively managed ETF based on flagship allocation model

iSectors, a US investment strategist firm, has debuted an actively managed multi-asset ETF designed to optimize investor return and minimize downside risk. Listed on Nasdaq, the iSectors Post-MPT Growth ETF (NASDAQ: PMPT) is based on the firm’s flagship quantitative factor-driven investment model, the iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation. “We developed the iSectors PMPT Growth ETF to answer advisors’ call for a more easily accessible form of iSectors Post-MPT Growth Allocation,” noted Chuck Self, Chief Investment Officer of iSectors. “We launched PMPT for risk-averse investors, seeking downturn protection while still benefitting from possible market gains.”