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Vanguard has poached Liz Wright to be their new ETF sales specialist from ETF Securities where she was head of UK wealth. The move comes a matter of days after WisdomTree completed its $611m acquisition of ETF Securities. Prior to joining ETF Securities in 2013 Wright was UK IFA sales director from Barclays Wealth Management. Wright will report to Andreas Zingg, head of ETF distribution, Europe at Vanguard who said her knowledge and experience would be of “great value” as[...]

Virtus lists actively managed leveraged preferred stock ETF

24th April 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world. USA Virtus lists actively managed preferred stock ETF New York-based Virtus ETF is listing a new actively managed preferred stock ETF that […]

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Is there enough interest in ETF white labelling?

by , 24th April 2018

The white labelling trend has really taken off with four independent white-labelling platforms popping up in the last year. HANetf launched last[...]
Rebecca Hampson

MiFID II erodes the US edge in ETFs

by , 24th April 2018

MiFID II, the package of comprehensive Europe-wide rules designed to strengthen protection for investors and improve transparency, was formerly enacted at the beginning[...]
Hector McNeil, co-CEO at HANetf

A Little Perspective – How We May Have Gotten Here

by , 16th April 2018

Beginning in the early 1980s a whole professional class of consultants grew to offer assistance to a rapidly growing pool of institutional[...]
Ted Theodore

Chinese cuckoo in EM bond nest

by , 13th April 2018

The 28 March 2018 was an important day for the index world. Not because it was Lady Gaga’s birthday, but because that[...]
Peter Sleep, 7IM

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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:

-0.389% ▼

Commodities:

0.103% ▲

Currency:

-1.281% ▼

Equity:

0.879% ▲

Fixed Income:

0.417% ▲

N.B. Data as of 26/04/18 | 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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First European Blockchain ETF launches

16th April 2018

Bitcoin made some people very rich in 2017 as its price rose 19 times over the year. But you could argue that Bitcoin was really just a small part of […]

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The Big Call: The Lowdown on ESG Investing

21st March 2018

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 investment performance. Ed Bowsher finds out more from Veronique Menou of MSCI and John Ditchfield[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

Tracking difference and tracking error

Tracking difference is a very helpful metric which can help you figure out whether your ETF is doing its job or not. Most ETFs track an index such as the […]

Creation, redemption and authorised participants

One unique characteristic of ETFs is the way that shares are created. Let’s quickly look at what happens with unit trusts and OEICs. If you have money in an OEIC, […]

What are the pluses and minuses of ETFs?

Here’s a look at the pluses and minuses of ETFs. The pluses Cheap The biggest plus point for ETFs is that they tend to be cheap. One of the cheapest […]

What are ETFs?

An ETF (Exchange Traded Fund)  is a hybrid between a fund and a share. An ETF is like a conventional fund (a unit trust or OEIC) because it enables investors […]

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

Guns and ETFs – social and value investing in conflict again

If you’re an SRI investor, now is a great time to ditch gun makers. If you’re a value investor, now is a great time to buy them.  Gun makers share […]

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? […]