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November 25

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 (...)

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Lyxor appoints Vincent Denoiseux as Head of ETF Research and Solutions

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Solactive licenses Smart City and Smart Factory Indices to Amundi

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October 10

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 24

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 19

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 20

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 20

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 20

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 4

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 20

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 11

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 7

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 26

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 7

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, (...)

February 7

News ETFGI reports Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPS listed globally gather net inflows of US$679 Million during December 2018

ETFGI reported that Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$679 million during December.

January 17

News ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally gather net inflows of 76 billion in December, 2nd highest on record

ETFGI reported that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$76.24 Bn during December. Despite the turmoil witnessed in developed markets during December, ETFs and ETPs listed globally attracted the 2nd highest net inflow on record, rivalled only by January (...)

January 14

News iShares Shines in a Volatile Year, Setting Stage for Future Global Growth

In a year that saw the return of broad market volatility, more investors than ever turned to iShares’ exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to help diversify risk and access liquidity. iShares retained its position as a leading ETF provider, attracting $167 billion1 in assets (...)

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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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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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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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Innovation BlackRock expands sustainable ETF range with the launch of two new iShares

BlackRock announces the launch of two sustainable equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs) to address growing investor demand for long term, socially-responsible investments. These funds broaden the firm’s ESG and impact product offer that includes active funds, index funds and (...)

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Strategy A smart selection process for ETFs

Logic might suggest that all ETFs replicating the same market index are themselves the same. And yet, you do not have to be an experienced ETF investor to know that this is clearly a misconception. In practice, performance can vary. It is necessary to know which objective (...)

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Innovation State Street Global Advisors Launches First Infrastructure ETF to Offer Combined Exposure to Equities and Bonds

Survey Reveals that more than One-Third of European Intermediaries and Institutional Investors Plan to Increase their Investment in Infrastructure

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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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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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Innovation State Street Global Advisors launches euro hedged share class of SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF

State Street Global Advisors, the asset management arm of State Street Corporation announced the launch of a euro currency hedged share class of the SPDR Thomson Reuters Global Convertible Bond UCITS ETF.

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Innovation Ossiam ETF on the Risk Weighted Enhanced Commodity Ex Grains TR Index

Using its expertise in systematic asset management, in 2013, Ossiam has set up an ETF offering a long only exposure to a risk weighted enhanced commodity index, based on S&P Goldman Sachs Commodity Index constituents, excluding (...)

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News ETFGI reports ETFs and ETPs listed globally gather net inflows of 76 billion in December, 2nd highest on record

ETFGI reported that ETFs and ETPs listed globally gathered net inflows of US$76.24 Bn during December. Despite the turmoil witnessed in developed markets during December, ETFs and ETPs listed globally attracted the 2nd highest net inflow on record, rivalled only by January (...)

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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.

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Innovation Solactive launches Sustainable Development Goals World Index

Solactive announces the launch of the Solactive Sustainable Development Goals World Index – a new index which enables investors to gain exposure to companies that have been identified as making a significant contribution...

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News Solactive joins forces with Sarasin & Partners LLP on the Sarasin Systematic Efficient Indices

Solactive AG is pleased to join forces with Sarasin & Partners LLP on Sarasin’s Systematic Efficient Approach Indices (SSEA Indices), a family of indices which seek to outperform the market-cap over the medium-long term and across multiple market (...)

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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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