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Today's new ETF listings from around the world. Seoul Every Korean issuer lists a KRX300 ETF at the same time… Korea's major ETF providers have all listed KRX300 ETFs, all of which go live on Monday. The listings come two months after Korea Exchange unveiled the new KRX300 index. The new index forms part of a broader government-led initiative to drive up investment in Korean firms. As part of that effort, the government has told the KRX to relax listing[...]

Deutsche Bank lists dividend smart beta; Lyxor cuts fees

22nd March 2018

Today’s new ETF listings from around the world.  London Deutsche Bank lists two new smart beta funds Deutsche bank is listing two new dividend focussed smart beta ETFs on the […]

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Why ESG works – and why now

by , 20th March 2018

Those of us who can remember life before the internet and mobile phones might be surprised to hear that there is one[...]

The Big Interview: Richard Lightbound from ROBO Global

by , 13th March 2018

The news that ETF Securities was to be broken up and sold, with the Canvas element of the business going to Legal[...]

What happens if bonds have a bad, bad day?

by , 5th March 2018

Everybody knows that passive investing is the Despicable Me of investments and is gradually taking over the world. Something like 17.5% of[...]
Peter Sleep, 7IM

The game-changing opportunity for European ETFs

by , 28th February 2018

Traditional mutual fund managers need to get on the front foot when it comes to engaging with – and ultimately entering –[...]
Hector McNeil, co-CEO at HANetf

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Largest Increase in AUM:


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

£69.98m ▲


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

£68.61m ▲


Lyxor S&P 500 UCITS ETF

£64.87m ▲


ETFS Physical Gold

£58.24m ▲



£38.66m ▲

Largest Decrease in AUM:


ETFS All Commodities

£-41.23m ▼


iShares Core € Corp Bond UCITS ETF

£-22.7m ▼



£-20.1m ▼



£-19.55m ▼


Source STOXX Europe 600 Optimised Banks UCITS ETF

£-15.59m ▼

AUM Change by Asset Type:


-0.988% ▼


-0.598% ▼


-1.693% ▼


-9.662% ▼

Fixed Income:

-1.46% ▼

N.B. Data as of 23/03/18 | 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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Investor Focus

ESG works even better in emerging markets: GMO

22nd March 2018

A new report from GMO claims ESG screens offer particular promise in emerging markets.  The trend to ESG has become so pronounced that investors are now demanding ESG filters on […]

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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[...]


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[...]


Of readiness, risk and rhetoric

15th March 2018

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


Japan: Yes, this time is different

2nd March 2018

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

Are equally weighted ETFs the only smart beta funds that work?

Smart beta ETFs have gone from flavour of the month to flavour of the year. What was once an obscure buzzword known only to finance wonks has reached retail investors […]

Investing in government bond ETFs

Government bonds form the backbone of many investment portfolios. They’re especially popular with pension funds who like their safety and predictability. Government bonds issued by the US and UK are […]

Tracking error explained

In truth, we are starting this article from a false premise. To call what we are investigating ‘tracking error’ is a piece of jargon that deserves further precision in its […]

Investing in China

Investing in China is tempting. The economy has grown at a stunning rate since the 80s and plenty of pundits thinks China can maintain strong growth in the medium term. […]

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? […]