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FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange announce strategic partnership

Aug 20th, 2020 | By
FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange announce strategic partnership

FTSE Russell and Singapore Exchange (SGX) have unveiled details of a partnership to develop the ETF market locally in Singapore as well as explore opportunities across their index, data, and analytics businesses.

Investors look to blend sustainability and smart beta

Aug 10th, 2020 | By
Avantis rolls out its first ESG ETFs

Investors are increasingly looking to incorporate sustainability considerations within their smart beta strategies, highlighting a potential opportunity for product developers, according to research from FTSE Russell.

Direxion rolls out further strategic beta equity ETFs

Jun 11th, 2020 | By
Dave Mazza, Managing Director and Head of Product of Direxion

Direxion has launched three new equity ETFs on NYSE Arca that draw upon an assortment of investment ideas, including dynamic downside risk management, sustainable growth, and contrarian mean-reversion themes. Aimed at longer-term investors, the funds follow up on the issuer’s launch in February of a trio of similarly-minded strategy-index funds. Dave Mazza, Managing Director at Direxion, commented, “Recent market events have reminded investors about the need for diversification and created opportunities to introduce unique exposures in portfolios. We’re excited to introduce these strategies to help investors build more robust portfolios in a challenging market environment.”

SSGA cross-lists euro-hedged US ‘Dividend Aristocrats’ ETF on Borsa Italiana

Apr 21st, 2020 | By
Fineco AM debuts 11 equity and fixed income ETFs

State Street Global Advisors (SSGA) has cross-listed the SPDR S&P US Dividend Aristocrats EUR Hedged UCITS ETF on Borsa Italiana. The fund provides exposure to US-listed companies with sustainable dividend yields while hedging currency exposure between the US dollar and the euro. The new listing trades on Borsa Italiana under the ticker USDE IM and comes with an expense ratio of 0.40%.

BlackRock launches new US multifactor ETFs on Cboe

Apr 20th, 2020 | By
BlackRock expands active line-up with core US equities ETF

BlackRock has launched a trio of new multifactor ETFs on Cboe BZX Exchange targeting the three main size segments of the US equity market. The funds track indices from FTSE Russell that favour stocks with strong momentum, quality, value, size, and low volatility characteristics.

FTSE Russell and JSE launch South African bond indices

Apr 7th, 2020 | By
FTSE Russell and JSE launch South African bond indices

FTSE Russell and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange have partnered on a series of co-branded fixed income indices measuring the performance of domestic bonds issued in South Africa. The indices provide comprehensive coverage of South African sovereign, state-owned, and corporate bonds but come at a troubling time for the country which has recently been downgraded to sub-investment-grade territory.

BlackRock launches Russell 1000-based multifactor style ETFs

Jan 16th, 2020 | By
BlackRock expands active line-up with core US equities ETF

BlackRock has launched two new US equity factor ETFs on Cboe BZX Exchange: the iShares Factors US Growth Style ETF (STLG US) and the iShares Factors US Value Style ETF (STLV US). The funds, which are constructed using the Russell 1000 universe of US large-cap stocks, provide multifactor exposure to stocks that have been pre-screened for either growth or value style characteristics.

Innovator rolls out January series of defined outcome ETFs

Jan 2nd, 2020 | By
Allianz unveils ‘Uncapped’ US equity buffer ETF

Innovator Capital Management has launched four new ETFs in the US, expanding the firm’s range of ‘defined outcome’ funds. The ETFs are all so-called “Power Buffer” funds which provide protection against the first 15% of losses over a period of approximately one year. They are based on US equity (Nasdaq 100 and Russell 2000), global developed (MSCI EAFE), and emerging markets (MSCI Emerging Markets) indices.

BNP Paribas unveils sustainable real estate ETF

Nov 14th, 2019 | By
BNP Paribas boosts the sustainability credentials of 18 of its ETFs

BNP Paribas Asset Management has unveiled the world’s first sustainable real estate ETF, the BNP Paribas Easy FTSE EPRA/NAREIT Developed Europe ex UK Green UCITS ETF, providing exposure to the most environmentally friendly REITS listed in developed mainland Europe. The fund has listed on Euronext Paris (GREAL FP) and Xetra (EEPG GY) and debuts with assets of €138m. Isabelle Bourcier, Head of Quantitative & Index at BNP Paribas Asset Management, commented, “We are building on our strong track record in this asset class by offering clients a new efficient exposure to listed real estate assets with sustainable considerations.”

Goldman Sachs cross lists ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Nov 14th, 2019 | By
Goldman Sachs lists ETFs on SIX Swiss Exchange

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has cross-listed its European domiciled ETFs onto SIX Swiss Exchange. They include two equity funds and one fixed income fund. Pascal Mischler, Head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Client Business in Switzerland, commented, “This is a significant addition to our Swiss product offering and we are tremendously excited to enter the fast-growing European ETF market.”