‘ Smart Beta ’

BlackRock introduces ESG version of $29bn min vol US equity ETF

Nov 8th, 2021 | By
BlackRock introduces ESG version of its $29bn min vol US equity ETF

BlackRock has added to its offering of sustainable exposures with the launch of the iShares ESG MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (ESMV US) on Nasdaq.


BlackRock extends ESG offering with momentum and value factor ETFs

Nov 1st, 2021 | By
BlackRock cuts fees on flagship MBS and short-term TIPS ETFs

BlackRock has further diversified its offering of sustainable exposures in Europe with the launch of two new equity factor ESG ETFs on Xetra.


Roundhill targets digital infrastructure with latest thematic ETF

Nov 1st, 2021 | By
Will Hershey, CEO and co-Founder of Roundhill Investments

Roundhill Investments has launched the Roundhill IO Digital Infrastructure ETF (BYTE US), a new thematic equity ETF on NYSE Arca providing exposure to growth-oriented companies associated with digital infrastructure.


US dividend and global clean energy ETFs debut in Korea

Oct 25th, 2021 | By
US dividend global clean energy KRX ETFs Korea Exchange

Korea Investment Management and KB Asset Management have launched ETFs on Korea Exchange providing exposure to US dividend-paying equities and clean energy stocks worldwide.


BlackRock launches smart beta USD bond ETF

Oct 15th, 2021 | By
BlackRock rolls out four new ESG-focused sector ETFs

BlackRock has launched a new fixed income ETF on Nasdaq that seeks to outperform the US dollar-denominated bond market through a factor-driven or so-called smart beta selection approach.


WisdomTree lists unhedged roll-optimised commodity ex-agriculture ETF

Oct 12th, 2021 | By
Nitesh Shah Director of Research, Europe, WisdomTree

WisdomTree has introduced an unhedged version of its roll-enhanced broad commodity ex-agriculture ETF.


VanEck launches ESG version of $6.8bn ‘Wide Moat’ ETF

Oct 12th, 2021 | By
VanEck launches ESG version of $6.8bn ‘Wide Moat’ ETF

VanEck has launched a new ETF which serves as a socially responsible version of the firm’s $6.8 billion ‘Wide Moat’ US equity ETF.


Cyclical sectors in play as Barron’s 400 ETF rebalances

Oct 11th, 2021 | By
Cyclical sectors in play as Barron’s 400 ETF rebalances

The Barron’s 400 ETF (BFOR US), a smart beta ETF selecting US equities based on their financial strength and the attractiveness of their share prices, has pivoted towards cyclical sectors following its latest reconstitution.


VanEck launches China ‘new economy’ ESG ETF

Sep 30th, 2021 | By
Martijn Rozemuller, Head of Europe at VanEck.

VanEck has launched a new ETF in Europe targeting high-quality Chinese companies from so-called ‘new economy’ sectors while taking into account ESG criteria.


Northern Trust’s FlexShares launches two EM factor ESG ETFs in Europe

Sep 28th, 2021 | By
Marie Dzanis, Head of Northern Trust Asset Management for EMEA

Northern Trust has rolled out two new FlexShares-branded ETFs on Xetra and Euronext Amsterdam that target the high dividend and low volatility equity factors within emerging markets while also seeking to deliver an enhanced ESG and climate profile.