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Mark Hemsley, Bats

Bats Europe launches two Brexit indices

Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:46

Bats Europe has launched the Bats Brexit 50/50 Indices, two benchmark indices designed to reflect the impact of the UK’s decision to leave the European Union on UK companies. »

Matteo Andreetto, STOXX

STOXX licenses quality dividend index to Yuanta SITC in Taiwan

Thu, 16/03/2017 - 10:04

STOXX, the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, has licensed the iSTOXX MUTB Asia/Pacific Quality Dividend 100 to Yuanta Securities Investment Trust Company (SITC) in Taiwan to be used for a passive index fund. »

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. »

Matteo Andreetto, STOXX

STOXX licenses low carbon indices to Finnish asset owner

Tue, 07/03/2017 - 10:21

STOXX, the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, and a global provider of tradable index concepts, has launched the STOXX Climate Impact and STOXX Climate Awareness Indices. »

Ranye Lu, Elston Consulting

Commerzbank launches Liquid Alt certificate tracking Elston index

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 10:04

ETF specialist Elston Consulting has licensed its Elston Strategic Beta Global Minimum Volatility index (ESBGMV) to Commerzbank for the creation of an investable certificate that tracks the index. »

Liz Field, WMA

MSCI launches WMA Private Investor Index Series

Fri, 03/03/2017 - 08:42

The new MSCI WMA Private Investor Index Series, a key benchmark for UK private client portfolio performance widely used by investment managers and financial advisers, went live as of 1 March 2017. »

Noël Amenc, ERI Scientific Beta

ERI Scientific Beta makes carbon reporting available free of charge for all indices

Tue, 21/02/2017 - 13:03

ERI Scientific Beta has added Carbon Footprint and Carbon Intensity to all indices built on the Developed and Extended Developed Europe universes and both are now available to platform users free of charge. »

ABR Dynamic Funds launches first UCITS V liquid alts fund

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 14:22

Building on its indexing and liquid alternative asset management business in the United States, New York-based ABR Dynamic Funds, LLC has launched its first Irish-domiciled UCITS V fund.  »

Jason Schwartz, Wilshire

Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index gains 0.50 per cent in January

Tue, 14/02/2017 - 10:36

The Wilshire Liquid Alternative Index, which provides a representative baseline for how the broad liquid alternative investment category performs, returned 0.59 per cent in January, outperforming the 0.50 per cent monthly return for the HFRX Global Hedge Fund Index.  »

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Hang Seng launches SCHK Mainland China Banks Index

Mon, 13/02/2017 - 10:40

Hang Seng Indexes Company Limited (Hang Seng Indexes) has launched the Hang Seng SCHK Mainland China Banks Index (HSSCBI). »

Alex Matturri, S&P Dow Jones Indices

FMDQ and S&P Dow Jones Indices sign MoU on fixed income-based indices

Thu, 09/02/2017 - 10:14

FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange, an organisation fostering the development of the Nigerian over-the-counter (OTC) financial markets, and S&P Dow Jones Indices (S&P DJI), have signed a memorandum of understanding for a strategic agreement to create and launch co-branded fixed income-based indices. »

MSCI launches ESG Universal Equity Indexes for long-term global investors

MSCI launches ESG Universal Equity Indexes for long-term global investors

Wed, 08/02/2017 - 10:32

MSCI has launched the MSCI ESG Universal Indexes and renamed two MSCI ESG Index families. »

Solactive launches Swiss family owned companies index

Solactive launches Swiss family owned companies index

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 10:52

Solactive has launched the Solactive Swiss Family Owned Companies Index, an index tracking the price movements of publicly traded family-owned companies that are domiciled and listed in Switzerland. »

Hazel McNeilage, Northern Trust Asset Management

Northern Trust Asset Management and GRESB launch sustainable real estate index and fund

Tue, 31/01/2017 - 09:31

Northern Trust Asset Management, collaborating with GRESB, the global sustainability benchmark for real assets, has launched a sustainable real estate index. »

Klaus Schinkel, Edison Investment Research

Edison to participate in the Deutsche Börse’s new SME segment

Tue, 24/01/2017 - 13:13

Edison Investment Research has been selected to be a global research provider of non-rated equity research in Deutsche Börse’s new small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) segment. »

Astrid Ludwig, Solactive

Solactive launches USD and EUR high yield bond benchmarks

Fri, 20/01/2017 - 13:13

Following the launch of the Solactive Euro IG Corporate Index tracking the performance of the EUR-denominated investment grade bond market, Solactive has launched two new fixed income benchmarks, the Solactive Euro HY Corporate Index and the Solactive USD High Yield Corporate Index. »

State Street launches Brexometer Index

Thu, 19/01/2017 - 12:24

State Street has launched the Brexometer Index, commenting that following the UK’s decision to leave the EU, the ‘what next’ question remains one that everyone is asking and many are trying to answer. »

Alvin Lee, MSCI

MSCI renames South East Asia Indexes as MSCI ASEAN Indexes

Wed, 18/01/2017 - 13:16

MSCI has renamed its MSCI South East Asia Indexes as the MSCI ASEAN Indexes. »

NYSE launches smart beta index with Zebra Capital

NYSE launches smart beta index with Zebra Capital

Fri, 13/01/2017 - 10:36

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) and Zebra Capital Management have launched the NYSE Zebra Edge Index, which incorporates behavioural finance research on high turnover stocks, with the goal of capturing higher returns with lower volatility. »

Kring Progress to use STOXX indices

Tue, 03/01/2017 - 13:28

STOXX, the operator of Deutsche Boerse Group’s index business, has announced that the newly launched STOXX Europe Industry Neutral ESG and STOXX North America Industry Neutral ESG 150 indices have been licensed to Stichting Algemeen Pensioenfonds Unilever Nederland – Kring ‘Progress’ to be used as benchmarks. »

Stephan Flagel, Thomson Reuters

Thomson Reuters launches Western Eurozone small and mid-cap index

Thu, 15/12/2016 - 09:00

Thomson Reuters has expanded its index series by launching a total return index that includes only companies that are classified small and mid-cap.  »

SG Prime Services releases 2017 CTA indices constituents

SG Prime Services releases 2017 CTA indices constituents

Wed, 14/12/2016 - 08:29

Societe Generale Prime Services has made three changes to its flagship SG CTA Index for 2017 – one new constituent and two strategy rotations – following its annual CTA indices review. »

Mark Hemsley, Bats Europe

Bats launches indices for French, German, Italian and Swiss markets

Tue, 13/12/2016 - 09:14

Bats Europe is to launch eight new benchmark indices for the French, German, Swiss and Italian markets on 19 December 2016. »

Hang Seng Indexes licenses Composite MidCap & SmallCap Index to Da Cheng

Hang Seng Indexes licenses Composite MidCap & SmallCap Index to Da Cheng

Mon, 12/12/2016 - 09:34

Hang Seng Indexes has licensed the Hang Seng Composite MidCap & SmallCap Index (HSMSI) to Da Cheng Fund Management Company to serve as the underlying index for the creation of a listed open-ended fund (LOF). »

Hang Seng Indexes to launch Stock Connect Hong Kong Index Series

Hang Seng Indexes to launch Stock Connect Hong Kong Index Series

Mon, 28/11/2016 - 09:51

Hang Seng Indexes is to launch the Hang Seng Stock Connect Hong Kong Index Series on 5 December 2016. »

Dan Draper, Invesco PowerShares

Factor ETFs help build better outcomes

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 11:11

Dan Draper (pictured), Global Head of PowerShares by Invesco, describes factors as the building blocks of portfolios – the DNA of a portfolio's return stream.  »

François Millet, Lyxor Asset Management

A year of take-off for smart beta

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 11:05

Francois Millet (pictured), head of ETF and index product development at Lyxor says that 2016 has been the year of true take-off for smart beta in the ETF space. Millet reports that end of September saw EUR25 billion in assets in smart beta ETFs for Lyxor in Europe, with some EUR6.5 billion in flows. »

Howei Li, ETF Securities

Robot theme captures investors’ appetite

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 11:01

Almost a decade since the 2008 crisis and following an extended period of low interest rates, investors are actively looking for new ways to create wealth. Alternative sources of return such as via thematic investing, have the potential to unlock these new pockets of opportunity.  »

Beverley Chandler, etfexpress

Factoring in a smart approach

Wed, 23/11/2016 - 10:53

Smart beta indexes and the ETFs based upon them have seen huge growth over recent years. Their ability to sit midway between active and passive investment management has endeared them to an audience of investors who have been floundering in a low interest rate and expensive equity environment. »

Astrid Ludwig, Solactive

Solactive launches global gender diversity index

Tue, 22/11/2016 - 13:43

German multi-asset index provider Solactive is launching the Solactive Global Gender Diversity Index, which will be licensed to UBS. »

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