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Amundi repurposes FTSE 100 product to create UK SRI ETF

Oct 26th, 2020 | By
Amundi launches UK SRI equity ETF

Amundi has repurposed its FTSE 100 ETF to provide socially responsible and fossil-fuel-free exposure to the broader UK equity market.

BlackRock lowers fees on US mid- and small-cap style ETFs

Oct 24th, 2020 | By
Franklin Templeton launches low-cost responsible gold ETF

BlackRock has reduced the fees charged on a quartet of ETFs providing exposure to value and growth stocks within the mid-cap and small-cap segments of the US equity market.

LSEG to sell Borsa Italiana to Euronext

Oct 9th, 2020 | By
LSEG Euronext Borsa Italiana

London Stock Exchange Group has agreed to sell its entire shareholding in LSEG Italia, the parent company of Borsa Italiana, to a consortium of buyers led by pan-European stock exchange operator Euronext.

HSBC rolls out ESG low carbon UK equity ETF

Oct 9th, 2020 | By
HSBC rolls out ESG low carbon UK equity ETF

HSBC Global Asset Management has further extended its sustainable ETF line-up with the launch of a UK exposure on the London Stock Exchange.

Amundi’s ultra-low-cost ‘Prime’ ETF range surpasses €2bn asset milestone

Oct 8th, 2020 | By
Amundi’s ultra-low cost ‘Prime’ ETF range surpasses €2bn asset milestone

Amundi has announced that its ultra-low-cost ‘Prime’ range of core ETFs has surpassed €2 billion in assets under management, just 18 months since the range was unveiled.

Vanguard introduces euro-hedged share classes for trio of fixed income ETFs

Sep 9th, 2020 | By
Vanguard’s BND becomes world’s largest bond ETF

Vanguard has introduced new currency-hedged share classes for three fixed income ETFs that deliver core access to Treasury, gilt, and US dollar corporate bond markets.

Wells Fargo plans ETF debut

Jul 31st, 2020 | By
Wells Fargo has filed to make its ETF debut.

Wells Fargo is seeking to launch its own ETF business, according to papers filed with the SEC. The US bank has initially registered a single ETF – the Wells Fargo Ultra Short Duration Income ETF – which will provide active exposure to ultra-short duration bonds.

Amundi builds out ‘Prime’ range with UK mid & small-cap and US Treasury ETFs

Jul 22nd, 2020 | By
Amundi launches smart beta S&P 500 ESG Leaders ETF

Amundi has expanded its range of ‘Prime’ ETFs with the launch of two new funds providing low-cost exposure to UK mid- and small-cap equities and to short-duration US Treasury bonds. The funds have been priced in line with existing Prime-branded ETFs and come with expense ratios of just 0.05%. Fannie Wurtz, Head of Amundi ETF, Indexing and Smart Beta, commented, “When we launched our industry-leading low-cost range of ETFs last year, we committed to listening to our clients and developing solutions to match their needs. These new funds offer investors the opportunity to complement their portfolios with additional cost-effective core ETF exposures.”

Spotting trends: Sectors to consider in a changed world

Jul 10th, 2020 | By
Matthew J Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research

By Matthew J. Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research, State Street Global Advisors.

Apart from the human tragedy of COVID-19, the pandemic has created a new trend line for our society by disrupting every aspect of our daily routines, from how we make purchases and consume energy to how we stay connected. Some of these trends were in place before the pandemic. But now, they are likely to be amplified as we transition to a new world order.

ETF allocations shift as UK government sells negative-interest gilts for first time

May 21st, 2020 | By
UK government sells negative-interest gilts for first time

The UK Debt Management Office, the executive agency responsible for carrying out the UK government’s debt management, has sold gilts with negative yields for the first time in its history. The pricing of the issuance is a manifestation of the disruption Covid-19 has wrought upon the global economy and financial markets with accompanying investment portfolio asset allocation shifts being reflected in ETF markets.