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Amundi launches three low-cost MSCI SRI ETFs

Nov 6th, 2018 | By
FTSE Russell targets European govies in new climate risk-adjusted index

Amundi has launched three ETFs providing ESG-friendly exposure to global, US, and European equity markets. The funds, which have been listed on the Euronext Paris and Xetra exchanges, come with total expense ratios (TERs) of just 0.18%. The ETFs are linked to SRI indices from MSCI which harness data from index provider’s ESG Research team to screen the investment universes of some of its best known broad market benchmarks.


BlackRock adds ESG equity ETFs to iShares ‘Core’ line-up

Oct 23rd, 2018 | By
Stephen Cohen, head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock.

BlackRock has unveiled a new suite of sustainability-focused equity ETFs on London Stock Exchange. The suite comprises six ETFs across a range of single-country and regional exposures and is aimed at the growing number of investors seeking to align their moral values with long-term investment objectives. The funds track MSCI ESG indices and are being marketed as part of the issuer’s ‘Core’ ETF range of low-cost portfolio building blocks. Stephen Cohen, Head of iShares EMEA at BlackRock, said the ETFs would “play a key role in bringing sustainable investing to the heart of investor portfolios.”


Lyxor adds accumulating share class for MSCI USA ETF on SIX

Oct 12th, 2018 | By
S&P 500 and the US presidential election

Lyxor has added an income accumulating share class of the Lyxor MSCI USA UCITS ETF on SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund tracks the MSCI USA Index, representing the performance of the large and mid-cap segments of the US equity market.


BlackRock launches thematic ETFs on Inclusion & Diversity and Digital Security

Sep 21st, 2018 | By
BlackRock launches Asia ex-Japan USD corporate bond ETF

BlackRock has launched a pair of ETFs – unconnected to each other – providing exposure to companies globally that are closely aligned with the themes of workplace inclusion & diversity and digital security. The funds have been listed on the London Stock Exchange and Xetra, and track indices provided by Thomson Reuters and Stoxx. Rob Powell, Lead Strategist, iShares Thematic Investing, commented: “As more and more investors are getting to know ETFs beyond the broad equity market exposures, our focus is on expanding this choice of tools to build future-smart portfolios.”


UBS gender equality ETF breaks through $100m AUM ceiling

Sep 13th, 2018 | By
Suni Harford, Head of Investments at UBS Asset Management

The UBS Global Gender Equality UCITS ETF (GENDER SW) has surpassed $100m in assets under management just eight months after its launch. Listed on SIX Swiss Exchange, the fund provides exposure to global companies perceived to be leading the field in terms of gender equality. Suni Harford, Head of Investments at UBS Asset Management, commented, “The success of our ETF serves as further proof that sustainable goals such as gender equality are a key priority for our clients.”


UBS launches EM local currency bond ETF with multi-factor FX overlay

Sep 10th, 2018 | By
UBS rolls out suite of ESG low carbon equity ETFs

UBS Global Asset Management has launched the UBS JP Morgan EM Multi-Factor Enhanced Local Currency Bond UCITS ETF on Xetra and SIX Swiss Exchange. The fund provides exposure to local currency government bonds from emerging market issuers while seeking to enhance returns through a multi-factor foreign exchange overlay.


WisdomTree launches smart beta US multifactor ETF

Jul 12th, 2018 | By
WisdomTree launches smart beta US multifactor ETF

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree US Multifactor UCITS ETF on London Stock Exchange. The smart beta fund tracks a proprietary in-house index that provides exposure to large and mid-cap US equities selected using a multifactor methodology. “For those clients who don’t believe that they can add value by timing factors and don’t want to risk being overweight in the wrong factor at the wrong time, this provides a potential solution,” said Christopher Gannatti, WisdomTree head of research in Europe.


Low gold volatility may be here to stay, says Macquarie

Jul 10th, 2018 | By
Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie

Gold-backed ETFs exhibited particularly low volatility in 2017 with prices so far remaining stable into 2018. Matthew Turner, precious metals analyst at Macquarie, suggests the historically low volatility in the gold market may reflect fundamental changes which could be here to stay.


UBS launches world and eurozone multi-factor equity ETFs

Jul 9th, 2018 | By
UBS unveils global and European multi-factor ETFs

UBS Asset Management has launched two new multi-factor equity ETFs targeting eurozone and developed global markets stocks. The funds, the UBS MSCI EMU Select Factor Mix UCITS ETF and UBS MSCI World Select Factor Mix UCITS ETF, seek to capture the returns attributed to six risk premia – momentum, value, quality, shareholder yield, volatility and size. They have been listed across various exchanges, including Xetra, London Stock Exchange, Six Swiss Exchange and Borsa Italiana.


Amundi launches socially responsible US corporate bond ETF

May 30th, 2018 | By
Fannie Wurtz, Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta

Amundi has launched the Amundi Index US Corp SRI – UCITS ETF (UCRP FP) on Euronext Paris, providing exposure to US dollar-denominated corporate bonds while applying environmental, social and governance (ESG) selection filters. Fannie Wurtz, managing director at Amundi ETF, indexing & smart beta, said, “This exciting expansion to Amundi’s ETF fixed income range underlines our commitment to deliver passive solutions for our clients that are in-line with their social responsibility goals.”