5G Multi Factor

USA iShares midcap multifactor iShares is listing a new multifactor ETF aimed at sprucing up US midcap exposure. The iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA Mid-Cap ETF (MIDF) will offer a twist on the widely-followed S&P Mid Cap 400 Index, and screen midcaps for value, quality, momentum and low size.  Companies factor exposures are scored using several signals. The value screen looks …

Video Games & Trade Wars

USA Trade War ETF, and IP smart beta Vident Financial, a Georgia-based $5 billion ETF provider, is listing three new smart beta ETFs, targeting companies with solid intellectual property. Innovation Alpha Global ETF (INAG) Innovation Alpha United States ETF (INAU) Innovation Alpha Trade War ETF (TWAR) INAG and INAU use the same methodology, for global and US companies respectively. They …

Kiwi ETFs

Smartshares, New Zealand’s only ETF provider, is widening out the Kiwi ETF market with eight new listings set to go live in early June. Smartshares, which is owned by NZX, the New Zealand Exchange, will for the first time offer retail investors access to artificial intelligence and robotics, innovative healthcare, ESG, as well as popular market weighted indexes, through NZ …

Australian Active

Australia Perennial lists active value ESG ETF Sydney-based Perennial Value Management is launching an actively managed Australia and New Zealand small cap ESG ETF. The eInvest Future Impact Small Caps Fund (Managed Fund) (IMPQ), which began trading today, will attempt to outperform the S&P/ASX Small Ordinaries Accumulation Index. IMPQ’s investment strategy involves looking at small and mid cap companies in …

Actively Managed Multi Asset

USA Actively managed multi asset WBI Shares is listing an actively-managed fund multi-asset fund that looks at the US economy to decide what to invest in. The WBI BullBear Trend Switch US 3000 Total Return ETF (WBIT) uses an in-house model to read a bunch of macro-economic data and index charts, including commodity prices, monetary policy, valuations, credit spreads and …

Divcast

ULTUMUS and Woodseer Global Announce Dividend Forecast Partnership

London 21st May 2019 ULTUMUS, the leading global provider of data services for index and ETF data, today announced a data partnership with London-based Woodseer Global, a leading provider of global dividend forecast data to the buy and sell side. Across the investment banks, asset managers and fund service sectors there has been a limited choice of sources for dividend …

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 …