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Indian Government ETF

India The Indian government lists an ETF The Indian government is backing the listing an ETF as part of its far-reaching privatisation programme (called “divestment” in the Indian commentary).   Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is selling off Indian blue-chip state assets and companies – including Indian […]

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ETF the new benchmark?

One of the most interesting things about 2017 has been the growth of boutique ETFs. At Ultumus, whenever there is a new listing anywhere in the world, we’re among the first to know about it. And we’ve seen some interesting ones this year. Like: MAGA – Make […]

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State Street Self Index

State Street dumps FTSE Russell as its small and midcap index provider State Street is bringing three of its mid/small cap ETFs back under in-house indexes, calculated by NYSE. They are: SPDR Portfolio Total Stock Market ETF (SPTM), which will now track the SSGA Total Stock Market […]

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The death of retail

USA ProShares lists two ETFs for the decline of retail and rise of ecommerce Do you think that the sun has set on bricks and mortar retailers? Do you think a China-style ecommerce boom will soon sweep the US? Then ProShares has two ETFs for you.   […]

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Market Neutral ETF

French asset manager Amundi has listed Europe’s first market neutral ETF in Paris , the Amundi European Equity Multi Factor Market Neutral ETF (MKTN), marking a new milestone for sophistication in European passive products. MKTN has two prongs, which when synthesised make for a complex product. First, as its […]

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John Hancock Small Cap

USA John Hancock lists factor small cap ETF John Hancock is listing a new ETF in New York that brings smart beta to US small caps, the John Hancock Multifactor Small Cap ETF (JHSC). JHSC tracks an in-house index made of US small caps. To qualify as […]

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JP Morgan races headlong into smart beta

USA JP Morgan races headlong into smart beta Traditionally active money manager and finance powerhouse JP Morgan is racing into the quickly-crowding US smart beta space, listing five ETFs on NYSE Arca. They are: JPMorgan U.S. Dividend ETF                                                                JDIV JPMorgan U.S. Minimum Volatility ETF                                        JMIN […]

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Oppenheimer Smart Beta ETF

Oppenheimer lists a lot of smart beta products New York-based Oppenheimer is also joining the smart beta race, and rush-listing a suite of smart beta ETFs that also (interestingly) track Russell indexes. They are:   Oppenheimer Russell 1000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF         OMFL Oppenheimer Russell 2000 Dynamic Multifactor ETF         OMFS […]

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US ETF Summary – October 2017

At the end of October 2017 there were 2,079 ETFs domiciled in the US with assets of $3,233 Bn from 93 product issuers and 132 index providers Assets increased by $100.2 Bn (or 3.2%) in October, with net inflows of  $52.3 Bn iShares saw the largest net […]

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European ETF Summary – October 2017

Assets increased by $14.1 Bn (or 1.9%) in October, with net inflows of $8.1 Bn At the end of October 2017 there were 2,440 products domiciled in Europe across 2,973 share classes, with assets of $755.0 Bn from 45 product issuers and 69 index providers iShares saw […]

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