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Schwab launches global ex-US quality dividend ETF

May 3rd, 2021 | By
David Botset, Senior Vice President of Product Strategy for Schwab Asset Management

Schwab Asset Management has launched the Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF (SCHY US), a new ETF providing exposure to non-US stocks with quality fundamentals and a record of consistently paying dividends.


S&P DJI rolls out ESG-screened ‘dividend aristocrats’ indices

Apr 27th, 2021 | By
Dividend Income ESG

S&P Dow Jones Indices has begun to roll out sustainable versions of its popular ‘Dividend Aristocrats’ indices.


Regime change takes root in Factorland

Apr 22nd, 2021 | By
Regime change takes root in Factorland

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.


LGIM rolls out three ESG-screened sustainable dividend ETFs

Apr 19th, 2021 | By
Howie Li, Head of ETFs at LGIM

Legal & General Investment Management has introduced a suite of three equity ETFs designed for investors seeking sustainable income with socially responsible exclusions.


FTSE Russell targets inflation-linked govies in new climate risk-adjusted index

Apr 14th, 2021 | By
FTSE Russell targets inflation-linked govies in new climate risk-adjusted index

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE Climate Risk-Adjusted World Inflation-Linked Securities Index, the first index to target the global inflation-linked government bond market while tilting towards countries considered more resilient to climate change.


Invesco launches equal weight S&P 500 ETF on LSE

Apr 8th, 2021 | By
Invesco launches equal weight S&P 500 ETF on LSE

Invesco has launched an ETF in Europe providing equal-weight exposure to the companies that make up the S&P 500.


GinsGlobal, HANetf to revamp cloud technology and healthcare innovation ETFs

Apr 8th, 2021 | By
Anthony Ginsberg, Founder and Managing Director of GinsGlobal Index Funds

GinsGlobal Index Funds and its white-label partner HANetf are set to make changes to two ETFs that target the global cloud technology and healthcare innovation investment themes.


BlackRock targets international small-caps with new ‘focused value’ factor ETF

Mar 26th, 2021 | By
BlackRock targets international small-caps with new ‘focused value’ factor ETF

BlackRock has launched a second ETF providing focused exposure to small-cap value stocks, this time targeting developed market companies listed outside of the US.


Active managers fail to capitalize on Covid volatility

Mar 23rd, 2021 | By
US active managers fail to capitalize on Covid volatility

The majority of active equity managers in the US failed to beat their benchmarks in 2020, according to the latest S&P Indices Versus Active (SPIVA) Scorecard, despite Covid-19 throwing up opportunities for outperformance.


Hartford Funds launches ‘Longevity Economy’ ETF

Mar 22nd, 2021 | By
Hartford Funds launches actively managed short duration bond ETF

Hartford Funds has introduced its first thematic equity ETF, the Hartford Longevity Economy ETF (HLGE US), on NYSE Arca.