Global ETF Monitor – 20170731

Asia South Korean issuer NH Investment & Securities will be listing a new American IT tracker in South Korea (550041). At present, there is little English language material available on 550041. What is available suggests it will track American tech giants through a Singaporean index, the SGX U.S. Technology Enterprises Index. 550041 will charge 1.20%. Taishin Securities, the ETF arm …

ETF market becomes more efficient with Horizon / ULTUMUS partnership

ULTUMUS, the leading provider of near real-time ETF data and Horizon Software (Horizon), the award-winning provider of electronic trading solutions and algorithmic technology, today announced a partnership. The new deal will improve ETF trading efficiencies and result in traders having a single point for analysing and executing ETF trades, allowing market makers and traders to quote and hedge trades more …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170726

Europe Amundi has launched a new Italian PIR tax ETF (ITALI) which will list in Paris in August. The 2017 Italian budget allowed Italian savers who invest in Italian companies to receive to receive a full income and capital gains tax exemption, so long as they stay invested for more than five years. This follows the Lyxor MID Cap (PIR) …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170725

Asia Taiwanese issuer Fubon is bringing its Hong Kong tracking ETF back home to Taipei. The Fubon Hang Seng H-Share Index ETF (00700), which the Taiwanese company listed in Hong Kong first, tracks the biggest companies in Hong Kong (H shares). Corporate Action State Street’s Insurance ETF (KIE) has benefitted from legal action against insurance company Genworth Financial. Genworth has …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170724

Anticipating August being a quiet month, but we will try and keep the snail facts to a minimum, for instance did you know that snails could have either lungs or gills depending upon their species. Europe Commodities specialist ETF Securities has cross-listed two All Commodities ETFs into Germany. BCOM tracks a basket of 22 commodities – which is largely made …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170717

Europe iShares has gained an edge in the European market, with the listing of a new low volatility ETF in Germany, the iShares Edge S&P 500 Minimum Volatility UCITS ETF (IS31). IS31 tracks the S&P 500 Minimum Volatility Index at low cost, and hedges across euros and US dollars. ‘Edge’ is a branding device BlackRock uses to indicate the ETFs …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170714

Europe: Seems as though everything is about Switzerland today in Europe.   Three new ishares cross listings into Berlin with a Swiss twist, there is the obvious SMI (XMT) focussed on the top twenty stocks by market capitalisation in Switzerland, they have also listed the SMIM (XMTN) comprises the 30 largest mid-cap stocks in the Swiss equity market that are …

Global ETF Monitor -20170713

Africa Africa has the smallest ETF market of any continent, spare Antarctica. But the market is about to get slightly larger thanks to the South African issuer Satrix listing three ETFs of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The Satrix S&P 500 ETF (STX500); the Satrix MSCI Emerging Markets ETF (STXEMG); and the Satrix MSCI World ETF (STXWDM) all track popular benchmarks …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170712

Americas MSCI may have included Chinese A shares in its indexes but iShares will still give investors the choice. The iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ex-China ETF (EMXC), listed today in the US, is made up of mid and large cap companies from every single one of what MSCI defines as “emerging markets” – with the exception of China. The new …

Global ETF Monitor – 20170711

Europe In another sign that covered call ETFs are coming into fashion, BMO has listed three new covered call ETFs in London, which offer investors exposure to American, British and European companies (ZWUS, ZWUK, ZWEU). The ETFs will physically track the S&P 500, FTSE 100, and Euro Stoxx 50 in their local currencies and charge 30 basis points a year. …