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Global ETF launches for week beginning 13.8.18

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 13:54

This week was a surprisingly busy week for ETF launches, given that its mid-August, with launches that incorporated physical gold and an exposure to Kylie Jenner’s make-up range (which is, apparently, a good thing). »

Japan ETFs hit new record high in assets

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:18

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Japan reached a record high of USD313 billion at the end of July 2018, surpassing the previous record of USD312 billion set at the end of June 2018. »

Alex Vynokur, BetaShares

BetaShares reports Aussie ETF industry assets hit new high

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:13

The growth of the Australian ETF industry has continued into the new financial year, driven by large inflows into international equities, according to Aussie ETF provider BetaShares. »

The Perth Mint launches physical gold ETF

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:10

The Perth Mint, Australia’s largest precious metals refining, minting and depository enterprise, has launched the Perth Mint Physical Gold ETF (NYSE: Arca: AAAU) on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). »

Loncar launches China biopharma ETF

Fri, 17/08/2018 - 12:03

Loncar China BioPharma ETF (Nasdaq: CHNA) has launched on the Nasdaq in the US. Loncar writes that the CHNA ETF seeks to give investors access to China’s rapidly-developing biopharmaceutical industry. »

Benefits to listing Nasdaq index-linked ETFs on local exchanges

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 13:54

The major American stock indexes have recovered from the downturn of the Great Recession – and then some. Built on the back of improved fundamentals and technology trends that continue to drive valuations and economic gain, equities are flying high these days. And at the crest of the rising tide is the Nasdaq-100 Index: the definitive index that captures the breadth, diversity, innovation and value of technology stocks today. »

Mark Esposito, Esposito Securities

Esposito seeds Aptus Defined Risk ETF launch

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 13:00

Esposito, seed capital and services provider to the ETF industry, has commented on the launch this month of the Aptus Defined Risk ETF (NYSE:DRSK), for which Esposito provided initial seed capital. »

European ETF assets return to positive inflows

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 12:49

ETF data provider ETFGI reports that assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Europe increased by 2.13 per cent during July 2018 to reach USD827 billion at the end of the month. »

Toroso declares smart beta dead

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 12:40

In their latest review for TETF, the index that is based on the ETF industry, Toroso Investments has declared smart beta to be dead. »

KraneShares China internet ETF reports high double digit returns

Thu, 16/08/2018 - 12:27

China focused ETF provider Krane Funds Advisors reports that its flagship KraneShares CSI China Internet ETF (NYSE: KWEB) achieved an annualised five-year return of 18.14 per cent and a cumulative five-year return of 130.26 per cent as of July 31, 2018. During the same time period the S&P 500 Index returned 13.11 per cent annualised and 85.18 per cent cumulative. »

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