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Today's new ETF listings from around the world. USA iShares lists same but different robotics ETF iShares is listing a robotics ETF in the US, following in the footsteps of iShares UK. The iShares Robotics and Artificial Intelligence ETF (IRBO) will bear a very similar name to its UK counterpart but have a very different index and investment style (discussed below). IRBO will track the NYSE FactSet Global Robotics and Artificial Intelligence Index, which allows it to use FactSet’s industry classification[...]

ETFs are making the rich richer

20th June 2018

The benefits ETFs offer are available to everyone – but only the rich seem interested. The ETF industry prides itself on “democratising investing”. On disrupting the travelling caravan of mutual […]

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The Big Interview: Simon Klein from DWS

by , 21st June 2018

How significant is the shift in attitudes of pension funds towards passive investments generally? What do you think they have come to[...]

Should you invest in China’s domestic stock market?

by , 13th June 2018

China has just taken another step in opening up its markets to investors. At the start of this month, MSCI, one of the[...]
John Stepek

The Big Interview: MJ Lytle at Tabula

by , 31st May 2018

The latest venture to enter the European ETF scene features some very familiar faces. Tabula is a new provider of fixed-income ETFs[...]

The unsurprising evolution of dividend ETFs

by , 22nd May 2018

Dividend paying companies in the FTSE 100 have been doing fairly well recently. The average dividend from the top ten paying companies[...]
Rebecca Hampson

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Largest Increase in AUM:

1.

Vanguard Funds Public Limited Company - Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£69.98m ▲

2.

iShares Core S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

£68.61m ▲

3.

Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£64.87m ▲

4.

AMUNDI MSCI EMERGING MARKETS

£58.49m ▲

5.

ETFS Physical Gold

£58.24m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:

1.

AMUNDI NASDAQ-100

£-49.18m ▼

2.

ETFS All Commodities

£-41.23m ▼

3.

AMUNDI JAPAN TOPIX

£-35.83m ▼

4.

iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

£-22.7m ▼

5.

AMUNDI MSCI USA

£-20.7m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:

Alternative:

-0.259% ▼

Commodities:

-0.707% ▼

Currency:

-3.987% ▼

Equity:

-0.831% ▼

Fixed Income:

0.277% ▲

N.B. Data as of 24/06/18 | All Funds shown from Ultumus database excluding those domiciled in the United States

Top of the gum tree: Australia’s best ETFs for Q1 2018

by , 22nd April 2018

Results are in for Q1 of 2018 for Australian ETFs.  Spreads and Liquidity The most traded and liquid ETFs in Q1 were cash ETFs. In Australia, cash ETFs provide access […]
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Asset allocation trends for the Summer– June update

19th June 2018

The importance of getting the asset allocation decisions right has long been engrained in the thinking of investors and financial professionals. The difficulty has been how to get outside the […]

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The Big Call: How to Invest your Money in a World of Rising Interest Rates

8th June 2018

Interest rates and bond yields are slowly starting to rise in 2018, so it’s a good time to ask what investors should do with their money as we begin to return to a world of monetary normality. Is it time to get out of bonds?[...]

WisdomTree

All eyes on the BoJ: from down-cycle risks to stimulus action?

22nd March 2018

Newly appointed board members are likely to push the Bank[...]

Invesco PowerShares

More high-yield, less equity

21st March 2018

In the latest 'Big Picture' quarterly update, Invesco Powershares is[...]

Invesco PowerShares

Why has the dollar been so weak?

16th March 2018

Yield spreads have moved in favour of the dollar and[...]

Lyxor

Of readiness, risk and rhetoric

15th March 2018

It would take a much deeper deterioration in overall conditions[...]

WisdomTree

Japan: Yes, this time is different

2nd March 2018

Four fundamental forces have changed from negative to positive. [wpdm_package[...]

ETF myths

In this article we look at some widely believed myths about ETFs. Read on to find out why they’re either completely untrue or at least partly untrue. ETFs only track […]

Liquidity and ETFs

Liquidity is an important issue for investors. If you’re investing in an illiquid asset, you may find it difficult or expensive to sell that asset, especially if you’re trying to […]

Leveraged and Inverse ETFs

If you’re very confident that a particular share or market is going to go up, it can be frustrating when you know you don’t have much money available to back […]

ETF costs

One of the biggest selling points for ETFs is that they’re mostly pretty cheap, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t consider costs when you’re picking ETFs for your portfolios. Seemingly […]

Fortnightly Focus: The new face of ESG. Whats next for the world of ESG investing with a focus on low carbon funds

The Big Call: The Lowdown on ESG Investing

ESG investing, also known as ethical investment, is a big growth area in investing, especially in ETFs. And it doesn’t just make you feel virtuous, it can also boost your […]

Value and environmental investing can go together: VanEck

This is the second piece in our series on the rise and rise of ESG ETFs.  VanEck is upping the ante on ESG investing, but what will value investors think? […]