Ishares Migration

Switzerland Deutsche Bank cross-lists high yield corporate bond ETF Deutsche Bank is cross-listing its db x-trackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF DR (XUHY) into Switzerland. XUHY tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US High Yield Very Liquid Index ex 144A using selective sampling. Corporate action: BlackRock intends to migrate German ETFs to Ireland BlackRock intends to migrate its German ETFsto its Ireland-domiciled …

Chinese Medicine

USA KraneShares lists Chinese healthcare ETF China specialist KraneShares is listing a new ETF that targets healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in China. The KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF (KURE) will track the MSCI China A Health Care Index, which captures large and mid-cap Chinese healthcare companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges. Looking through the list …

Blockchain Bandwagon

USA Third bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETF listed in three weeks White-labeller Exchange Traded Concepts and Penserra Capital are teaming up to list a new ETF that tracks companies most exposed to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF (KOIN) tracks an index which, after selecting for liquidity requirements, identifies companies using keywords. Companies which use enough blockchain and …

Wisdomtree Put Call

USA WisdomTree lists another put option ETF Independent issuer WisdomTree is listing a new alternative ETF that uses a call-put strategy (buy-write, in the UK). The WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund (RPUT) will sell put options on Russell 2000 stocks and invest the gains in short-term T-bills, the prospectus says. RPUT is passive and tracks a purpose-built index that reflects, in effect, …

LGIM Thematics

London, Germany, France, Italy ETF Securities makes thematic beta play ETF Securities is listing three new ETFs across Europe’s major exchanges that target emerging sectors of the economy. They are: ETFS Pharma Breakthrough GO UCITS ETF (BIOT, BIGT, ETLI) ETFS Ecommerce Logistics GO UCITS ETF (ECOM, ECOG) ETFS Battery Value-Chain GO UCITS ETF (BATT, BATG, BATE) BATT offers exposure to …

China Access & Small Cap

Hong Kong ChinaAMC lists Stock Connect ETF for foreign investors wanting A shares Chinese asset manager ChinaAMC is listing a new ETF that covers the progressive partial inclusion of A shares in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index over time. The China AMC MSCI China A Inclusion Index ETF (83197) is designed for global investors wanting to buy A shares, which might become a …

Yet Another Blockchain ETF

USA Metaurus lists two S&P 500 trackers of sorts Metaurus Advisors, a new issuer based in New York, is listing two funds that give S&P 500 exposure with a twist. The Metaurus US Equity Cumulative Dividends Fund (IDIV) aims to give the performance of dividends paid out on companies in the S&P, while giving them the option not to hold …

Emotional Bias

Canada Redwood lists a hedge fund style ETF Toronto-based issuer Redwood is listing a new ETF on NEO Exchange, a Canadian stock exchange that blocks high-frequency trading. The Redwood Behavioural Opportunities Fund (BHAV) tries to make the most investor behavioural biases and market inefficiencies. To this end, it will target several biases, including: emotional cascade, earnings overreaction, indexing bias, unloved …

Mothers and Future Thematics

Asia: Japan Simplex Asset Mangement ETFs launch a TSE mothers ETF ( 2516) On Japan http://www.jpx.co.jp/english/equities/products/etfs/issues/ Korea Samsung has launched  an number of Puts and Calls on the Kosdaq150 in Korea 530045, 530044, 50043, 530042, 530041 45 and 44 are PUTS with the others being CALLS China ZhongOu Hengli 3-year Regular Mixed Equity Investment Fund has launched on Shenzen, I …

Electric Cars and ETCs

USA KraneShares lists electric cars tracker China ETF specialist KraneShares is listing a new ETF that targets cars of the future – and not only in China. The KraneShares Future Vehicle Index ETF (KARS) will track companies that make electric vehicles and businesses that support them from all around the world.   According to the prospectus, KARS will invest directly …