The November BetaShares Australian ETF Review reports that the Australian ETF fund industry reached a new record of AUD24.6 billion in funds under management in November, as investors traded heavily in response to the US election.
Jesper Koll, head of Japan for WisdomTree has commented on the resurgence of Japan Equities, saying that they have been made great again by the Trump victory.
Index provider S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI) launched the S&P New China Sectors Index on April 13, 2016 and that index has now been licensed to CSOP Asset Management for ETFs.
The beginning of the month saw the Taiwan Futures Exchange (TAIFEX) list new futures and options contracts on one underlying ETF linked to China’s stock market – the Capital SZSE SME Price Index ETF.
Although some responsible investment regulation is useful in terms of increasing awareness of ESG, investors are still sceptical about whether or not this regulation is driving real change, a report by the Principles for Responsible Investment (PRI) has found.
The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) has launched a three-month consultation on proposals to enhance the regulation of the asset management industry to better protect investors’ interests and ensure market integrity.
Kensington Trust Group (KTG), the Asian associate of private and institutional client service provider JTC, has been granted a licence by the Monetary Authority of Singapore to conduct trust business in the jurisdiction.
Enhanced Investment Products Limited’s ETF business, XIE Shares, has launched the XIE Shares FTSE Gold Miners ETF, The Gold Miners ETF, on the Hong Kong Exchange.
Australian ETF provider BetaShares launched about seven years ago, with its first ETF listed in December 2010, and has surfed a wave of growth in the sector in the country since then.
The Australian ETF industry hit a new all-time high in September of AUD24.1 billion in funds under management according to the BetaShares Australian ETF Review – September 2016.