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S&P DJI, MSCI embark on latest GICS consultation

Oct 25th, 2021 | By
S&P DJI, MSCI embark on latest GICS consultation

S&P Dow Jones and MSCI have launched their latest consultation on proposed changes to the Global Industry Classification Standard (GICS), with potential ramifications for ETF investors.


Columbia Threadneedle launches smart beta short-duration bond ETF

Sep 27th, 2021 | By
Marc Zeitoun, Head of Strategic Beta at Columbia Threadneedle

Columbia Threadneedle has launched the Columbia Short Duration Bond ETF (SBND US), a new multi-sector fixed income fund listed on NYSE Arca that seeks to balance and enhance yield, quality, and liquidity compared to traditional short-duration bond products.


Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Sep 14th, 2021 | By
Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Morningstar has agreed to acquire Moorgate Benchmarks, a privately held indexing specialist based in Europe, in a move that aims to enhance the investment research firm’s direct indexing capabilities.


BlackRock launches low-cost Australian ESG equity ETF on ASX

Jun 7th, 2021 | By
BlackRock launches low-cost Australian ESG ETF

BlackRock has launched the iShares Core MSCI Australia ESG Leaders ETF (IESG AU) on the Australian Securities Exchange, providing low-cost exposure to Australian equities with robust environmental, social, and governance credentials.


ChinaAMC acquires BMO’s Hong Kong-listed ETFs

Jun 1st, 2021 | By
ChinaAMC acquires BMO’s Hong Kong-listed ETFs

ChinaAMC has finalized the acquisition of BMO’s Hong Kong-listed ETFs following the Canadian asset manager’s decision to pull out of the city’s ETF market.


Vanguard launches ESG-screened global corporate bond ETF in Europe

May 25th, 2021 | By
Fong Yee Chan, Head of ESG strategy, UK and Europe, Vanguard

Vanguard has introduced its first ESG-considered fixed income ETF in Europe with the launch of the Vanguard ESG Global Corporate Bond UCITS ETF.


Cleaning up ETF ESG greenwashing

May 20th, 2021 | By
Cleaning up ETF ESG Greenwashing

By Shaheen Contractor, ESG Analyst, Bloomberg Intelligence.

ESG ETF assets hit $218bn last year as the number of funds grew and asset managers launched new funds to capitalize on the growth in the market. However, even though ESG factors have become a major influence in the market, it is still difficult for investors to understand what exactly ESG ETFs offer.


Investment Association adds over 500 ETFs to fund sectors

Apr 16th, 2021 | By
ETFs to join Investment Association’s sectors in April 2021

The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents the UK’s fund management industry, has added ETFs to its fund sectors for the first time.


Vanguard launches active ultra-short bond ETF

Apr 8th, 2021 | By
Kaitlyn Caughlin, Head of Vanguard's Portfolio Review Department

Vanguard has introduced its first actively managed fixed income ETF with the launch of a low-cost, ultrashort duration bond strategy in the US.


SSGA launches USD EM bond ETF

Apr 8th, 2021 | By
SSGA launches ESG-screened Dividend Aristocrats ETFs

State Street Global Advisors has launched a new fixed income ETF providing exposure to US dollar-denominated bonds from emerging market issuers.