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Avantis builds out active suite with value and real estate equity ETFs

Oct 4th, 2021 | By
Eduardo Repetto, Chief Investment Officer of Avantis Investors

Avantis Investors has expanded its investment offering with the launch of four new actively managed ETFs on NYSE Arca.


Hartford debuts its first ESG ETF in partnership with Schroders

Aug 13th, 2021 | By
Vernon Meyer, Chief Investment Officer of Hartford Funds.

Hartford Funds has launched the Hartford Schroders ESG US Equity ETF (HEET US), an actively managed multi-factor US equity fund that is the firm’s first ETF to directly incorporate a socially responsible investment mandate.


FTSE Russell unveils suite of Paris-aligned equity indices

Jul 6th, 2021 | By
Aled Jones, Head of Sustainable Investment Product Management, EMEA, FTSE Russell

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE EU Climate Benchmarks Index Series, a suite of climate-themed equity indices aligned with the Paris Agreement’s goal of limiting global warming to two degrees above pre-industrial levels.


Putnam debuts four semi-transparent active equity ETFs

May 28th, 2021 | By
Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments has debuted its first ETFs with the launch of four actively managed semi-transparent funds on NYSE Arca that replicate some of the firm’s most popular US equity strategies.


Regime change takes root in Factorland

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By
Burney debuts active US factor rotation ETF

By FTSE Russell.

The rotation away from pricey defensive factors (notably Quality) into their cyclically sensitive counterparts (led by Value) went into overdrive in Q1 2021 as markets recalibrated expectations for a quicker post-crisis economic recovery.


BlackRock launches actively managed carbon transition ETFs

Apr 12th, 2021 | By
Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock

BlackRock has launched a pair of actively managed equity ETFs aligned with the transition to a low-carbon economy.


Franklin Templeton expands active thematic line-up with launch of ‘exponential data’ ETF

Jan 18th, 2021 | By
Franklin Templeton expands active thematic line-up with launch of 'exponential data' ETF

Franklin Templeton has expanded its US line-up of actively managed thematic ETFs with the introduction of the Franklin Exponential Data ETF (XDAT US).


Searching outside the US for yield

Dec 30th, 2020 | By
Middlefield rolls out three dividend-focused ETFs on TSX

By Robin Marshall, Director of Fixed Income Research, FTSE Russell.

According to recent data, US Treasuries have become expensive compared to other major sovereign bond markets over the last four years.


DWS repurposes FTSE All-Share product to create UK low carbon ESG ETF

Dec 11th, 2020 | By
Simon Klein, Global Head of Passive Sales at DWS

DWS has effectively created a new ETF offering socially responsible, low carbon exposure to UK equities. The Xtrackers MSCI UK ESG UCITS ETF (XASX LN) has come into existence through the repurposing of its FTSE All-Share-linked ETF.


Ballast launches active small & mid-cap ETF

Dec 7th, 2020 | By
Ragen Stienke, Founder and Portfolio Manager of Ballast Asset Management

Texas-based fundamental equity manager Ballast Asset Management has debuted its first ETF with the launch of an actively managed strategy targeting small- and mid-capitalization stocks listed in the US.