Vanguard Accumulates

UK Vanguard accumulatesAdding to its beefed-up head count, Vanguard’s UK arm is listing new share classes of three of its biggest-hitting core ETFs in London.  Vanguard FTSE 100 UCITS ETF (VUKG) – 0.09% (Accumulating)  Vanguard FTSE 250 UCITS ETF (WMIG) – 0.10% (Accumulating) Vanguard S&P 500 UCITS ETF (VUAA) – 0.07% (Accumulating) All of the funds will use physical replication. …

VanEck Active

USA VanEck actively managed municipal ETF of ETFs VanEck is listing an actively managed fund of funds that invests in VanEck-owned municipal bond ETFs. The VanEck Vectors Municipal Allocation ETF (MAAX) will invest in both investment grade and junk munibond ETFs, and use a proprietary model to pick between them.  The model will look at “technical, macroeconomic, and sentiment indicators …

Modern Platform

USA WisdomTree lists modern platform ETF In what seems like an interesting spin on a popular area of product development, WisdomTree is listing a new “modern platform” ETF. The WisdomTree Modern Tech Platforms Fund (MDPL) will invest in companies that make good dollar from websites and the tech and backend functions that support them. Of particular interest are businesses in …

Team America

Speedread: A new emerging markets freedom ETF is hitting US exchanges, with an investment thesis that looks like something out of the 2004 movie Team America: World Police. USA Alpha Architect lists emerging markets “freedom” ETF Pennsylvania-based Alpha Architect is listing an emerging markets ESG ETF that invests in countries based on how free they’re judged to be. The Alpha Architect …

Alan Kohler ETF

Alan Kohler has a new ETF  Alan Kohler, one of the most esteemed financial journalists, was rather unimpressed with ETFs in 2017. In an article in The Australian titled “ETFs turn stockmarket into the ultimate Ponzi scheme”, he wrote: “When the history of the next stockmarket crash is written, ETFs are likely to figure prominently… ETFs and index funds show …

Gig Economy

USA SoFi lists gig economy ETF Full time work, and the benefits it comes with, is a thing of the past a new ETF believes. San Fransisco fintech SoFi is listing a new actively managed ETF tracking the “gig economy”, which will be advised by Toroso Investments. The SoFi Gig Economy ETF (GIGE) will invest in a concentrated portfolio of …

ULTUMUS partners with Velox

ULTUMUS Announces Partnership With Velox To Develop Next Generation of Delta One Desktop Products ULTUMUS, the leading global provider of data services for Index and ETF products, today announces a partnership with Velox Financial Technology (Velox), a provider of customized real-time trading technology solutions to provide portfolio management, trading & analytics solutions to investment banks and the asset management community. …

Hedge Fund Clone

USA French newcomer list hedge fund clone ETF iM Global Partners, a subsidiary of the French private equity firm Eurazeo, is making its ETF debut, listing a managed futures ETF that clones the asset allocations of America’s top commodity trading advisor hedge funds. The iM DBi Managed Futures Strategy ETF (DBMF) will use a proprietary quantitative model to get a …