The internet is really really great

USA First Trust lists international ex-US internet ETF First Trust is listing an international internet ETF to complement its massive and massively profitable $8bn US internet ETF FDN. The First Trust Dow Jones International Internet ETF (FDNI) will track an index of non-US companies that make most of their money through internet commerce and services. The new fund starts with …

Oz China Smart Beta

Australia VanEck Australia lists China new economy smart beta ETF VanEck’s Australian arm is listing a new smart beta fund that will hunt in China’s A shares bin for ‘growth at reasonable price’ stocks. The VanEck Vectors China New Economy ETF (CNEW) will track an index built by CSI, the biggest Chinese index provider, and MarketGrader, a Florida-based research house. …

Goats in benchmark clothing

USA VanEck lists two ETFs tracking Morningstar smart beta ETFs VanEck is rolling out two new ETFs that gun after Morningstar’s proprietary indexes. VanEck Vectors Morningstar Durable Dividend ETF (DURA) VanEck Vectors Morningstar Global Wide Moat ETF (GOAT) DURA will track the Morningstar US Dividend Valuation Index (which is different from the Morningstar US Dividend Growth Index – as tracked by iShares’ …

Korean Wide Mouth Frog

Korea KIM Kindex, a subsidiary of Korea Investment Holdings, one of the largest financial services companies in Korea, is listing a new ETF that targets US companies that have robust competitive advantages. The KIM KINDEX US Wide Moat ETF will track the Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index, in what we understand to be one of the few Morningstar indexes to …

Chinese Tiger

USA Chinese fintech Tiger Brokers lists first ETF Tiger Brokers, a Beijing-based fintech backed by Wall Street billionaire Jim Rogers, is entering the US market and listing its first ETF under its TigerShares sub-brand. The TigerShares China-US Internet Titan ETF (TTTN) will track an index of the 10 largest publicly-traded Chinese internet companies and the 10 largest publicly-traded US internet …

Fool and his Money

Speedread: Media company The Motley Fool lists actively manged US small cap ETF Invesco lists equally weighted comms sector tracker DWS lists Latin America fund USA Motley fool lists actively managed small cap growth ETF Media company The Motley Fool is widening out its presence in the US ETF market, listing its second ETF. The Motley Fool Small-Cap Growth ETF …

Blackrock ESG or SRI

London BlackRock’s ESG rollout begins BlackRock’s much-anticipated ESG rollout is beginning in London in the coming weeks. As part of its reworked ETF offering, the company will punch up corporate baddies and remove them from a series of its plain vanilla ETFs. iShares MSCI World ESG Screened UCITS ETF (SAWD, SDWD) – 0.20% TER iShares MSCI Japan ESG Screened UCITS …

Distilling the S&P

USA PGIM will use active management to beat the S&P 500 PGIM is teaming up with quant firm QMA Associates to list a new actively managed multifactor large cap ETF that boldly aims to beat the S&P 500 over the long term. The PGIM QMA Strategic Alpha Large-Cap Core ETF (PQLC) will invest in US large caps chosen by QMA’s …

Royal Baby & Australian ETFs

Prince Harry, Meghan, a baby and new ETFs…. it all going on in Australia Australia Vanguard Australia rolls out infrastructure and global small cap ETFs Vanguard’s Australian arm is listing two new ETFs that add to its swelling fleet of products. Vanguard Global Infrastructure Index ETF (VBLD) Vanguard MSCI International Small Companies Index ETF (VISM) VBLD will track the FTSE …

World’s First Kazakhstan ETF

Russia World’s first Kazakhstan ETF gets listed in Moscow Kazakhstan – the largest of the Central Asian ‘stan’ countries – is about to get an ETF erected in its honour thanks to the Russian ETF provider FinEx. The FinEx FFIN Kazakhstan Equity ETF (FXKZ) will track the Kazakhstan Stock Exchange Index, which from what data we can find, appears to …