Unconstrained First Trust

USA First Trust lists unconstrained bond ETF with TCW First Trust is adding to its collection of fixed income ETFs, listing a new actively managed bond fund that is “unconstrained”, and can invest in almost anything. The First Trust TCW Unconstrained Plus Bond ETF (UCON) can invest in bonds of any type or credit quality.   UCON will be managed by TCW, …

Blockchain in Name Only

Canada Horizons lists blockchain tracker Mirae-owned Horizons ETF is adding to North America’s list of blockchain ETFs, listing a fund that buys companies that use blockchain as well as those that provide cryptocurrency mining hardware. The Horizons Blockchain Technology & Hardware Index ETF (BKCH) will track the Solactive Blockchain Technology & Hardware Index.   The index uses a tiered methodology …

Franklin Templton

USA Franklin Templeton adds actively managed fixed income Asset management giant Franklin Templeton is listing three new actively managed bond ETFs to buff up its low cost ETF suite. They are: Franklin Liberty Senior Loan ETF (FLBL) Franklin Liberty High Yield Corporate ETF (FLHY) Franklin Liberty International Aggregate Bond ETF (FLIA) FLBL would perhaps better be called a floating rate …

Short Duration

USA Hartford lists actively managed short duration bond ETF Pennsylvania-based Hartford Funds is listing an actively managed short duration bond ETF. The Hartford Short Duration ETF (HSRT) can invest in the full spectrum of bonds. From the murky — including junk bonds, mortgage-backed CDOs, “Rule 144A” securities and “fixed income related derivatives”. To government debts and investment-grade bonds. HRST caps …

Tabula, New Fixed Income provider London

London Tabula, a new European ETF issuer is launching in London European ETF newcomer Tabula is launching in the coming weeks with its headquarters in London. The company will be headed up by Michael John Lytle and will focus on fixed income products. Mr Lytle was one of the founding partners of Source, which was recently acquired by Invesco. We …

Ishares Undercuts India

London iShares under-prices on Indian ETF In an act of under-pricing, iShares is listing an India-tracking ETF that will be the cheapest available on the LSE. The iShares MSCI India UCITS ETF (IIND, NDIA) will charge 65 basis points while tracking the same MSCI India index that its competitor products from Lyxor and Amundi both track. The cheapest Indian-tracking ETF …

Relative Strength ETF

USA First Trust lists multi-asset ETF of ETFs First Trust is listing a multi-asset ETF that uses Nasdaq’s Dorsey Wright-branded stock picking criteria to time the market for each asset class. The First Trust Dorsey Wright DALI 1 ETF (DALI) will assess four asset classes – US equity, international equity, bonds, and commodities – and invest in the asset class …

AI and BIG data

USA Global X lists AI and big data ETF Global X, the thematic ETF specialist that was recently acquired by Mirae, is listing a new big data and AI ETF. The Global X Future Analytics Tech ETF (AIQ) will track companies that are likely to “benefit from the further development and [use] of artificial intelligence … [and] provide hardware which facilitates the …

Sectoral REIT ETF

USA Pacer lists industrial, data and retail REIT ETFs Pennsylvania-based Pacer Financial is rolling out three new real estate ETFs as part of a planned family of sectoral REIT ETFs. They are: Pacer Benchmark Industrial Real Estate SCTR ETF (INDS) Pacer Benchmark Data & Infrastructure Real Estate SCTR ETF (SRVR) Pacer Benchmark Retail Real Estate SCTR ETF (RTL) Each of …

ishares gender diversity

London iShares rolls out thematic beta ETF offering iShares is hitting the alternative beta ground hard and fast, rolling out a constellation of new thematic and specialist sector funds. iShares Thomson Reuters Inclusion and Diversity UCITS ETF (OPEN) iShares Global Brands UCITS ETF (LOGO,LABL) iShares S&P US Oil & Gas Equipment UCITS ETF (DRIL, DRLS) iShares S&P US Banks UCITS ETF …