Han Solo – is back

Speedread HANetf brings the $380m EMQQ fund over to London First Trust lists European IPO ETF London and Germany HANetf brings EMQQ over to London HANetf, Europe’s only ETF white labeler, is bringing EMQQ, the $370 million emerging markets internet ETF listed in New York, over to Europe. The EMQQ Emerging Markets and Ecommerce UCITS ETF (EMQQ) tracks an index …

New provider – Buybacks

USA Newcomer LeaderShares lists alpha beta ETF LeaderShares – an ETF newcomer about which we could find little information – is teaming up with Two Roads Trust – a Gemini Funds white-labelling initiative – to list a smart beta ETF that’s actually smart. The LeaderShares AlphaFactor US Core Equity ETF (LSAF) will track an index produced in-house by LeaderShares called …

Itiviti integrates ETF data services from ULTUMUS

London, UK, September 25, 2018 – Itiviti, the leading global provider of multi-asset trading technology and financial infrastructure, today announced a strategic partnership with ULTUMUS, an industry leading ETF data solution provider. The partnership will provide Tbricks by Itiviti ETF clients with the ability to compare multiple sources of static data to ensure quality which is key for a competitive and …

Bullet for my Guggenheim

USA Invesco expands BulletShares line to include Municipal When Invesco bought out Guggenheim’s ETF busines for $1.2bn last year there were two jewels in the crown: The $20bn equally weighted S&P 500 tracker (RSP), and the $10bn BulletShares ETF – a family of bond ETFs with bullet maturity. The original BulletShares ETFs covered only high yield and investment grade corporate. But now …

Vesper Martini ETF

Summary: A ‘short-term reversal’ ETF that exploits behavioural biases is listing in the US with help from an influential professor An actively managed ESG bond ETF is listing in Canada, via Desjardins, the credit union Leveraged copper ETNs are being listed in Korea USA Short-term reversal effect ETF from Vesper Vesper Capital, a new quant startup with a James Bond-inspired …

Amundi Robo

France Amundi joins robotics ETF frenzy Amundi is joining the crazed rush to the robotics ETF gold mine, listing a new robotics and AI tracker in Paris. The Amundi STOXX Global Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF (GOAI) will track an index from Stoxx, which prior to this listing seemed like the only major index provider without a robotics index. GOAI will …

Gambling ETF

Korea More ETFs for Koreans’ love of gambling There is a notion in Korea that Korean people are uniquely susceptible to the siren song of gambling. According to the Korea Centre on Gambling Problems, a government body put together in 2012, gambling addiction is two-to-three times worse in Korea than in other big economies. Thus gambling remains illegal in most …

Lyxor – I’ll be back

Germany Lyxor lists Rise of the Robots ETF French asset manager Lyxor is listing an ETF to tap into the theme of 2018: robotics and AI. The Lyxor Robotics & AI UCITS ETF (ROAI) will track an index with the best name we have ever seen: the Rise of the Robots NTR Index. The index will pick stocks “whose business …

Vague Income

USA Anfield lists actively managed fixed income ETF of ETFs Anfield Capital Management, a new California-based ETF adviser about which we can find little information, is listing a new actively managed ETF of ETFs that targets income. The Anfield Universal Fixed Income ETF (AFIF) will have a very broad investment remit. According to its prospectus, it can invest in anything …

Fidelity Canadian Divs

Canada Fidelity joins Canada’s ETF market with six dividend funds No-one cares about Canada or its ETFs. Everyone is too busy looking at the US ETF market, to take notice of its northern neighbour. Which is a shame, because the $164bn Canadian ETF market is one of the largest and most innovative in the world. Canada – unknown to most …