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February 24

Innovation Lyxor expands Fixed Income range with sustainable exposure High Yield bond ETFs

Lyxor is launching three new ETFs built to provide a more sustainable exposure to High Yield bonds. The three ETFs – covering USD High Yield, EUR High Yield, and Global High Yield – use Bloomberg Barclays MSCI Sustainable SRI indices, which apply sustainability filters to the (...)

Innovation

Solactive starts the new decade with innovative research-driven indices – Introducing the Solactive Future Trends Index Series

Interview

Bertrand Alfandari : « We have broadened our range mainly by adding equity and bond ETFs with an ESG approach »

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November 2019

Innovation Solactive releases new Euro IG Corporate Index with ESG Integration developed by SD-M

ESG remains the big topic in the year of 2019 since more and more investors emphasize this exciting and future-oriented topic. The ESG incorporation methodologies are manifold, and for each purpose, ETF providers and asset managers can find their (...)

November 2019

People Moves Lyxor appoints Vincent Denoiseux as Head of ETF Research and Solutions

The use of ETFs is now pervasive among most investor types in Europe and ETFs are increasingly credible options for building and optimising portfolios. To better serve the ever-evolving needs of its clients, Lyxor has appointed Vincent Denoiseux in a newly created role as (...)

October 2019

Innovation Solactive licenses Smart City and Smart Factory Indices to Amundi

According to a forecast of the United Nations, more than 68% of the world’s population will live in urban areas by 2050, and smart technology can help to tackle the challenges emerging from this trend of rapid urbanization...

October 2019

Innovation Solactive launches the Solactive ARC ESG Big Data Europe Index

Solactive announces the launch of the Solactive ARC ESG Big Data Europe Index, which was developed with ARC Responsible Investment earlier this year, and is designed to track the performance of European stocks with a high consensus Environmental, Governance, and Social (ESG) (...)

September 2019

News Amundi expands Prime ETF Range with USD Investment Grade Corporate Bond ETF tracking Solactive Index

Amundi’s Prime ETF range endures an expansion. On Tuesday, 24th of September, 2019, Europe’s leading asset management company launches its tenth Prime Range ETF – all ETFs are tracking Solactive indices exclusively – to enhance its offering of price-competitive benchmark (...)

September 2019

Innovation US Vegan Climate ETF off to a promising start, trading over $4m worth of shares in its first day on the New York Stock Exchange

Last week’s launch of the world’s first vegan-friendly and climate-conscious exchange traded fund (ETF) by Beyond Investing has seen strong initial take-up.

June 2019

News European ETF flows still slowing

Net new assets in the European ETF market slowed again in May to €1.8bn from the €3.7bn we saw in April. This was largely due to a significant decrease in fixed income ETF inflows (€0.5bn from €4.1bn). Equity ETFs experienced some very modest outflows (...)

May 2019

Note Factor investing in fixed-income: EDHEC-Risk Institute paper shows that it is possible to build duration-timing strategies that are economically superior to bearing unconditional duration risk

The abundance of theoretical and empirical research on factor investing in the equity universe contrasts strongly with the relative scarcity of research on the existence and exploitability of risk premia in bond (...)

May 2019

News ETFGI reports assets invested in the Global ETF and ETP industry reached a record $5.57 trillion at the end of April 2019

ETFGI, a leading independent research and consultancy firm covering trends in the global ETF/ETP ecosystem, reported today that ETFs and ETPs listed Globally gathered net inflows of US$45.94 billion in March, bringing year-to-date net inflows to US$145.74 (...)

April 2019

News Nomura Asset Management to Launch New ETF Designed to Track Performance of the “Nomura Shareholder Yield 70”

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd. (NAM), the core company within the Asset Management Division of Nomura Group, today announced plans to launch a new exchange traded fund (ETF) designed to track the performance of the “Nomura Shareholder Yield (...)

March 2019

Innovation Solactive and Axiom Alternative Investments launch together a Global CoCo Index

Solactive and Axiom AI are pleased to announce the launch of the Solactive AXI Liquid Contingent Capital Global Market TR Index (SOLAXICC), a tailored index for investors that seek broad access to a universe of liquid contingent convertible bonds (...)

March 2019

Innovation Avanza to release Gender Equality Index Tracker following Solactive Equileap Index

Solactive announces that Avanza, a digital platform for savings and investments, released the AVA Gender Equality Tracker utilizing the Solactive Equileap Europe Gender Equality Index, which selects the top 75 European companies leading in the field of gender equality based (...)

March 2019

News ETFGI reports Assets invested in Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally reaches a record US$25 Bn at the end of January 2019

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$730 million during January. Total assets invested in ESG ETFs and ETPs increased by 9.97% from US$22.47 billion at the end of December, to a record (...)

February 2019

Innovation BlackRock launches iShares Electric Vehicle and Driving Technology UCITS ETF

BlackRock has launched an exchange traded fund (ETF) that taps into the growing global emphasis on sustainable energy sources in transportation, at a time when investors are looking to build portfolios that better reflect their personal views regarding Environmental, Social (...)

February 2019

News Solactive releases new line of ESG indices with ESG provider ISS ESG

The Solactive ISS ESG Screened Index Series aims to track various size and regional segments of the global capital markets, such as Japan, the United States, Europe, and Developed Markets, including only companies that have a record of low involvement in controversial areas, (...)

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Strategy How Smart is ‘Smart Beta’ Investing?

Investors increasingly embrace “smart beta” investing, by which we mean passively following an index in which stock weights are not proportional to their market capitalizations, but based on some alternative weighting scheme. Examples include fundamentally-weighted indices (...)

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News European ETF flows still slowing

Net new assets in the European ETF market slowed again in May to €1.8bn from the €3.7bn we saw in April. This was largely due to a significant decrease in fixed income ETF inflows (€0.5bn from €4.1bn). Equity ETFs experienced some very modest outflows (...)

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News Nomura Lists Emerging Market Bond and Equity Exchange Traded Funds on TSE

Nomura Asset Management Co., Ltd., the core company within the Asset Management Division of the Nomura Group, listed the “NEXT FUNDS Emerging Market Bond J.P. Morgan EMBI Plus (Unhedged) Exchange Traded Fund” and the “NEXT FUNDS Emerging Market Equity MSCI-EM (Unhedged) (...)

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Product EURO STOXX 50® Total Return Futures

About Implied Repo Rate | Product Summary | Your Benefits Trading EURO STOXX 50® Total Return Futures | Product Structure | TRF Product Specifications | Motivation & Examples

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Innovation VIS Essential Investments introduces VIS EFW Efficiency Index

VIS Essential Investments, an independent specialized financial boutique based in Switzerland, announces today the launch of VIS EFW Efficiency Index, tracking the performance of 150 OECD-listed companies based on their capacity to capture growth linked to Energy, Food and (...)

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Strategy An example of Quantitative Strategy: The Low Volatility approach

Low volatility indices and, more broadly, products based on quantitative strategies aiming to select only low-volatility stocks, have met with growing success with the financial community and investors. However, most of these indices have major drawbacks that cannot always (...)

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Innovation BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research Launches Green Bond Index

The index is designed to track the performance of debt issued by quasi-governments and corporations where the proceeds of the issue are to be used solely for projects and activities that promote climate or other environmental sustainability (...)

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Product Eurex Exchange: Index Total Return Futures (TRF)

Index Total Return Futures (TRF) are designed to offer a listed solution for trading the implied equity repo rate. Index TRFs aim to replicate the payoff profile of an Index Total Return Swaps (TRS) in a cost efficient way. The first TRF product launch will be the EURO STOXX (...)

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Interview Total Return Derivatives: Can Repo Emerge as a New Asset Class?

According to Antoine Porcheret, Senior Equity & Derivative Strategist at BNP Paribas, Total Return Futures constitute a listed solution to mitigate concerns surrounding the envisaged introduction of bilateral margining for non-cleared OTC (...)

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Opinion Smart Betas offer a new approach to bridge market bias

When Alan Greenspan spoke of "market exuberance" (i.e. the lightning-fast mood swings from optimism to an investment bubble popping) wasn’t he referring to what we could call a "Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde" syndrome?

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Interview Philippe Goubeault : « We could replace a benchmarked fund by a ’Smart Beta’ index »

According to Philippe Goubeault, CFO of Agirc Arrco, ’Smart Beta’ strategies can already be part of the asset allocation program of Agirc and Arrco even if their current weight in existing portfolios is not significant (...)

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Strategy Risk factors: taking risk budgeting one step further

An increasing number of pension funds are opting to invest in ‘alternative’ or ‘smart beta’ indices to supplement their passive management activities. Several competing methods currently exist, each with their own objectives. Analysing the risk contribution of each factor by (...)

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Opinion Benchmarking: The Multi-Asset Class Exception

Ask any active fund manager about his benchmark, and he will have a ready-made answer. Even fixed-income managers have plenty of indices to choose from. The call is trickier for diversified fund managers...

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Opinion Combining Active and Passive management in a Portfolio

In recent years, long-held ideas on portfolio construction have been called into question. Investors can now choose from a range of “smart beta” strategies, offering exposure to market risk premia in a systematic, transparent fashion. Where does the dividing line between (...)

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News iShares S&P 500 becomes the largest ETF in Europe

The fund was traded every day during 2010, with an average spread consistently below 10 basis points...

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Interview Isabelle Bourcier : “Our ambitions is to grow in Smart Beta and SRI ETFs”

Evolution of the ETF market, impact of the regulations, ongoing development at BNP Paribas Asset Management...Isabelle Bourcier, Head of quantitative and index management at BNP Paribas Asset Management shares its view with (...)

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