Global ETF Monitor – 20170629

Asia:

Korean issuer KBSTAR has launched two new active ETFs. The Short-term KTB Active ETF (272560), which tries to beat short term Korean government bonds (3 – 15 months); and the KBSTAR Mid-long Term KTB Active ETF (272570), which tries to beat the an index of mid-long term government bonds (4 – 5 years).

KODEX has launched two new active fixed income ETFs. The KODEX Active Korea Total Bond Market AA- ETF (273130) invests in AA- bonds and aims to achieve a return in excess of the benchmark. And the KODEX Active Korea FRN Bank 1Y AAA ETF (273140) which invests in AAA grade floating rate notes and tries to beat the KAP short-term floating interest rate bank bond index.

Korean issuer KIM KINDEX has launched the Active Korea Treasury & Agency Bonds ETF (272910), which invests 60% or more of its assets in government bonds and aims to achieve a return above the government bond index.

Europe:

Ishares has cross listed their MSCI World High Div & MSCI Europe Mid Cap, QDVW & QDVV