Gender Equality

London Lyxor puts gender equality in pounds Lyxor is bringing its gender equality ETF over to the London Stock Exchange, where it will be available in pounds sterling. The Lyxor Global Gender Equality (DR) UCITS ETF (HERS) tracks the Solactive Equileap Global Gender Equality Net Total Return Index, an equally weighted benchmark of 150 companies from around the world that …

NEO is the one

Canada AGF taps the zeitgeist with infrastructure and ESG listings Toronto-based AGF Investments is listing two new actively managed ETFs that have their finger on the zeitgeist. They are: AGFiQ Enhanced Global ESG Factors ETF (QEF) AGFiQ Enhanced Global Infrastructure ETF (QIF) QEF will use a model to evaluate and rank global companies based on ESG factors. The model will …

Long Term & ESG

US Brandes Investment Trust is joining the ETF universe with an actively managed fund provided through Nextshares. The ETF is Brandes Investment Trust Nextshares (BVNSC), the objective of this fund is long term capital appreciation primarily investing into US equities. The fund uses the Graham and Dodd Value Investing approach to stock selection. The Next shares model does not require …

ETF Security Lending

CITI to accept ETFs as collateral With the recent news that CITI is to accept ETFs as collateral, we decided it was time to look at the securities lending market in respect of ETFs, this data has been sourced from FIS’ Astec Analytics, who offers the most up-to-date rate and volume information on securities lending transactions globally through intraday transactional data.  …

Active Covered Call

USA Cambria lists actively managed ETF with wide remit Actively managed ETF specialist Cambria Funds is listing a new actively managed fund of funds ETF that uses an options strategy to lower volatility. The Cambria Covered Call Strategy ETF (CCOV) will invest in the full alphabet soup of ETFs, ETPs, ETCs and ETNs. It is happy to use leveraged and …

Trust Putin, Buy Russia

USA Franklin Templeton brings in the hard countries Money managing powerhouse Franklin Templeton is widening out its country ETFs, listing new funds that track the biggest companies in countries that are more challenging to get access to. They are: Franklin FTSE India ETF                      FLIN   Franklin FTSE Russia ETF                   FLRU  Franklin FTSE Switzerland ETF            FLSW  Franklin …

Ishares Migration

Switzerland Deutsche Bank cross-lists high yield corporate bond ETF Deutsche Bank is cross-listing its db x-trackers USD High Yield Corporate Bond UCITS ETF DR (XUHY) into Switzerland. XUHY tracks the Bloomberg Barclays US High Yield Very Liquid Index ex 144A using selective sampling. Corporate action: BlackRock intends to migrate German ETFs to Ireland BlackRock intends to migrate its German ETFsto its Ireland-domiciled …

Chinese Medicine

USA KraneShares lists Chinese healthcare ETF China specialist KraneShares is listing a new ETF that targets healthcare and pharmaceutical companies in China. The KraneShares MSCI All China Health Care Index ETF (KURE) will track the MSCI China A Health Care Index, which captures large and mid-cap Chinese healthcare companies listed on the Shanghai and Shenzhen exchanges. Looking through the list …

Blockchain Bandwagon

USA Third bitcoin and cryptocurrency ETF listed in three weeks White-labeller Exchange Traded Concepts and Penserra Capital are teaming up to list a new ETF that tracks companies most exposed to blockchain and cryptocurrencies. The Innovation Shares NextGen Protocol ETF (KOIN) tracks an index which, after selecting for liquidity requirements, identifies companies using keywords. Companies which use enough blockchain and …

Wisdomtree Put Call

USA WisdomTree lists another put option ETF Independent issuer WisdomTree is listing a new alternative ETF that uses a call-put strategy (buy-write, in the UK). The WisdomTree CBOE Russell 2000 PutWrite Strategy Fund (RPUT) will sell put options on Russell 2000 stocks and invest the gains in short-term T-bills, the prospectus says. RPUT is passive and tracks a purpose-built index that reflects, in effect, …