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The VIX index – how low can it go

Wed, 21/06/2017 - 13:44

ETF Securities has written a research note commenting that the VIX index – also known as the fear index - is currently demonstrating a complete absence of fear. The firm writes that in the context of current world affairs and political instability, it believes this is demonstrating a worrying complacency amongst investors. »

WisdomTree comments on accessing China A-Shares

Tue, 20/06/2017 - 13:45

Nizam Hamid (pictured), ETF Strategist at WisdomTree in Europe, has written a note regarding the likely inclusion by MSCI of Chinese A-shares and how investors in the UK can access these companies while the gradual change takes place. »

China Post Global launches smart beta Japan and China ETFs

Mon, 05/06/2017 - 13:27

March 2016 saw RBS’s ETF range Market Access move to China Post Global, in a transition that managing director Danny Dolan describes as ‘smooth’. “The team and I were at RBS previously with the ETFs,” Dolan explains, “and we moved here in parallel to the acquisition in a very smooth process.” »

T3 Index launches E8 emerging market FX index

Tue, 30/05/2017 - 07:07

T3 Index has launched its E8 index, which measures the performance of the world’s eight largest emerging market exchange rates. »

Wilshire adds to Powered by Wilshire index suite

Thu, 25/05/2017 - 09:00

Wilshire Associates has launched a new Powered by Wilshire index, the BRI Dynamic Growth & Value Index (BRIDGV). »

TWINO and KPMG publish Alternative Lending Index

Tue, 16/05/2017 - 11:02

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending platform TWINO has released the first ever Alternative Lending Index (ALI) in conjunction with KPMG. »

Robert Shiller

Barclays launches Shiller Barclays CAPE Single Stock Index Family

Tue, 02/05/2017 - 15:17

Barclays has launched the Shiller Barclays CAPE Single Stock Index Family, a new addition to the series of equity sector indices designed jointly by Professor Robert Shiller and Barclays. »

S-Network launches ESG based IndexAmericas

Tue, 18/04/2017 - 09:08

In their latest collaboration with the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), S-Network Global Indexes, a firm that supports socially responsible investment publishing best-practice benchmark indexes in collaboration with Thomson Reuters, has created the IDB-IIC Latin America Corporate Sustainability Index (IndexAmericas). »

S&P Dow Jones Indices to join the next series of ETF Forum roadshows

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 13:58

The ETF Forum, the independent partnership of  ETP providers created in 2016, has announced that S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) will join the next series of adviser roadshows, which kicks off on 6 June. »

Henning Kahre, Solactive

Solactive launches Solactive Digital Economy Index

Tue, 14/03/2017 - 12:37

In an era where technology is disrupting traditional ways of conducting business, Solactive and Belfius are bringing to market a smart beta strategy allowing investors to gain exposure to the digitalisation trend affecting world economies and societies. »

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