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DWS launches new physical gold and platinum ETCs

Apr 30th, 2020 | By
Each ETC is fully backed by gold or platinum LBMA bars stored in London vaults.

DWS has launched new physically backed, Irish-domiciled exchange-traded commodities in Europe providing exposure to movements in the spot price of gold and platinum. The newly launched Xtrackers IE Physical Gold ETC and Xtrackers IE Physical Platinum ETC have listed on London Stock Exchange and Xetra, and come with competitive fees of 0.18% and 0.38% respectively. The ETCs are 100% backed by LBMA (London Bullion Market Association) physical metal bars stored in secure London vaults.


Invesco launches S&P 500 ESG ETF in Europe

Mar 11th, 2020 | By
Gary Buxton, Head of EMEA ETFs at Invesco

Invesco has expanded its suite of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ETFs in Europe with the launch of the Invesco S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF (SPXE LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The fund provides risk and return characteristics similar to that of the bellwether S&P 500 Index but with a significantly improved ESG profile. Gary Buxton, Head of EMEA ETFs at Invesco, commented, “As ESG becomes more mainstream, we believe that finding appropriate solutions is going to be increasingly relevant, for example for trustees and other investors who have a fiduciary responsibility for delivering performance.”


UBS launches MSCI China A-shares ETF

Feb 28th, 2020 | By
Andrew Walsh, Head of Passive & ETF Specialist Sales for UK & Ireland, UBS Asset Management

UBS Asset Management has launched a new ETF offering access to China’s onshore equity market. The UBS ETF (IE) MSCI China A SF UCITS ETF has listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, LSE and Xetra, and provides exposure to the MSCI China A Index of Mainland China, renminbi-traded large- and mid-cap companies. Andrew Walsh, Head of ETF & Passive Specialists – UK & Ireland, UBS Asset Management, commented, “China’s significant role in the global economy means allocations to the country are no longer a niche investing approach. Given its weight, we believe China should be treated as a standalone allocation of its own. “


KraneShares launches China ESG equity ETF on LSE

Feb 4th, 2020 | By
Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares.

China specialists KraneShares has announced the launch of the KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF (KESG LN) on the London Stock Exchange. The fund, which is the issuer’s third UCITS ETF, is linked to the MSCI China ESG Leaders 10/40 Index, providing exposure to large and mid-cap companies domiciled in China with high environmental, social and governance (ESG) ratings relative to their sector peers. Jonathan Krane, CEO of KraneShares, said they were seeing “a lot of investor demand” for a China-focused ESG UCITS ETF.


UBS unveils commodity carry ETF

Jan 27th, 2020 | By
UBS rolls out suite of ESG low carbon equity ETFs

UBS Asset Management has launched a new ETF in Europe which seeks to exploit the shape of the futures curve in commodity markets. The UBS ETF CMCI Commodity Carry SF UCITS ETF is linked to an index co-developed with Bloomberg that takes long and short positions in futures contracts with different maturities in order to capture roll yield while remaining unexposed to the market movements of the underlying commodities. The fund is available to trade on Deutsche Börse (UEQC GY) and London Stock Exchange (CCUA LN) and is scheduled to be rolled out on SIX Swiss Exchange in the coming weeks.


BlackRock cross-lists development bank bond ETF on SIX

Jan 23rd, 2020 | By
BlackRock cross-lists development bank bond ETF on SIX

BlackRock has cross-listed the iShares $ Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund, which launched in December 2019 and is linked to the FTSE World Broad Investment-Grade USD Multilateral Development Bank Bond Capped Index, offers access to a portfolio of high-quality bonds issued by development banks.


European ETF assets break through $1trn

Jan 6th, 2020 | By
European ETF assets break through $1trn AUM

Assets under management in ETFs (and ETPs) listed in Europe have surpassed $1 trillion as of the end of December 2019, according to data from ETF research firm ETFGI. Total AUM rose 4.6% during the month, from $982.1 billion to $1.027trn, driven by a combination of strong net inflows and healthy market performance. Fixed income ETFs attracted the lion’s share of flows in 2019 with $61.1bn, followed by equity ETFs with $51.7bn and commodity ETFs with $8.7bn.


Tradeweb reports strong buying of EM ETFs

Dec 16th, 2019 | By
Adriano Pace, Head of Equities (Europe) at Tradeweb

More than €31.1 billion was executed on Tradeweb’s European ETF marketplace in November with the net buying of emerging markets ETFs being the standout trend of the month. Adriano Pace, Head of Equities (Europe) at Tradeweb, said, “The platform had its third-best month on record, just as European ETF assets under management are about to hit the €1 trillion milestone.”


BlackRock rolls out development bank bond ETF

Dec 12th, 2019 | By
Amundi launches emerging markets equity ESG ETF

BlackRock has rolled out a new bond ETF in Europe that is likely to appeal to investors seeking to allocate capital in line with socially responsible principles. Debuting on Euronext Amsterdam, the iShares $ Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF (DDBB NA) offers access to a portfolio of bonds issued by development banks financing projects with positive social and economic outcomes in developing countries. It is linked to the FTSE World Broad Investment-Grade USD Multilateral Development Bank Bond Capped Index.


LSE reports 10 new ETF listings in October

Nov 21st, 2019 | By
LSE reports 10 new ETF listings in October

Ten new ETFs or ETF share classes were listed on the London Stock Exchange in October 2019, according to the exchange’s latest ETP monthly update, taking the total number of ETF listings on the exchange to 1,245, available through 1,794 different share classes. ETF providers issuing products during the month included Amundi, DWS, Goldman Sachs Asset Management, Invesco, State Street Global Advisors, and UBS.