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Ping An AM, the asset management arm of the Chinese insurance giant, is bringing Hong Kong its first robotics and multi-asset ETFs.  Ping An of China Asset Management (Hong Kong) (Ping An AM), the international investment arm of Mainland insurance giant Ping An Insurance Group, has been taking steps to diversify its ETF product suite with the launch of four innovative products in Hong Kong within a week from late November. The new products include two first-of-a-kind artificial intelligence and[...]

UniCredit launches European green bond ETF

10th December 2018

Subsidiary of UniCredit Bank, Structured Invest S.A., has partnered with MSCI ESG to issue a European green bond ETF. The UC MSCI European Green Bond EUR UCITS ETF (ECBI) provides […]

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Product Panel: WisdomTree’s Artificial Intelligence ETF

by , 11th December 2018

The WisdomTree Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF has been conceived in conjunction with both Nasdaq and the Consumer technology Association (CTA) and provides[...]

‘Skewing it up’ – IA gains plaudits for ETF inclusion move

by , 3rd December 2018

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) should be applauded for opening a consultation on whether to include ETFs within its fund sectors and[...]

Are ETFs best in a downward trending market?

by , 28th November 2018

The longest bull run in history could be nearing its end as volatility rises and major US stock markets correct, wiping out[...]
Rebecca Hampson

Helping smart beta by reducing turnover

by , 26th November 2018

Summary Portfolio turnover of equity factors can be reduced significantly by trading more conservatively However, reducing turnover does not necessarily increase risk-return ratios[...]
Nicolas Rabener

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Largest Increase in AUM:


iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

£691.47m ▲


iShares $ Treasury Bond 1-3yr UCITS ETF USD (Dist)

£281.62m ▲


Invesco S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£193.16m ▲


iShares $ Treasury Bond 7-10yr UCITS ETF USD (Dist)

£172.02m ▲



£168.47m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:


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

£-1502.22m ▼


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

£-1367.92m ▼


iShares Core MSCI World UCITS ETF USD (Acc)

£-906.81m ▼


iShares S&P 500 UCITS ETF USD (Dist)

£-401.91m ▼


iShares Core DAX® UCITS ETF (DE)

£-361.06m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:


0.15% ▲


0.731% ▲


0.002% ▲


-4.214% ▼

Fixed Income:

0.869% ▲

N.B. Data as of 11/12/18 | All Funds shown from Ultumus database excluding those domiciled in the United States

Junk bond ETFs are being short sold en masse

by , 19th February 2018

Junk bond ETFs have the largest percent of AUM short sold, new data reveals.  Junk bond ETFs are by far the most short sold of any kind of ETF with […]
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Five top Japan ETFs

10th December 2018

I like Japan. I think it’s arguably the most attractive stock market in the world right now. Later in this piece, I’ll highlight six Japanese ETFs that I think worth […]

The four best sectors

30th November 2018

The case for America

23rd November 2018

Safe haven staples

22nd November 2018
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The Big Call: Where next for markets?

12th November 2018

After the market falls in October, Ed Bowsher asks: why was there a correction, and more importantly, where next for markets? Ed speaks to Sean Corrigan, Principal at Cantillon Consulting and Russ Mould from AJ Bell.


Are Chinese sectors ready for sector investors?

26th November 2018

Sector investing has gained wide traction in developed markets, notably[...]


Did the FAANG stocks lead the US stock market drop?

16th October 2018

Most of the market fall last week was in the[...]


Spotlight on US equity: leave no stone unturned

14th October 2018

There's more to come from US equities in this cycle.[...]


GICS changes: risk depends on how it’s measured

14th October 2018

What does the new GICS sector in New York mean[...]

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Cigarettes, sunshine and happiness

27th July 2018

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Guide to understanding ETFs: Creation and Redemption

Creation and redemption is how ETFs are made and destroyed. Understanding creation and redemption is crucial to understanding ETFs and crucial to understanding why ETFs are a superior financial technology […]

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 […]

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

Interview: Why you should invest in Kazakhstan

Kazakhstan is a central Asian country best known to western investors as the birthplace of the apple. As of this month, Kazakhstan has an ETF tracking its stock market, thanks […]

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? […]