Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) is the latest asset manager to venture into the ETF space. The British company has bought the $2.7bn (€2.3bn) European ETF platform run by ETF Securities. The acquisition is part of a wider push into Europe by LGIM.
Volatility is inevitably going to rise from its current all-time low. But that doesn’t necessarily make it a good idea to buy the VIX, the index that tracks the volatility of the S&P 500. There are other ways to make money from volatility trading, however.
European investors use ETFs much more frequently to take tactical exposures than investors in other parts of the world, according to a poll by risk.net.
State Street has ramped up the competition among the biggest US ETF providers by slashing prices across 15 ultra-low cost trackers.
Blackrock has finally expanded its range of sustainable equity ETFs with a global equity tracker. It is slightly cheaper than its main competitor.
September saw renewed appetite for European equity ETFs after flows had dropped in August, according to data from Blackrock. But it was another asset class that really stole the show.
JP Morgan Asset Management (JPM AM) will launch its first two European ETFs “imminently”. Both ETFs will be actively managed, and will compete with traditional hedge funds, the company said.
Expert Investor has highlighted before that ESG-screened ETFs often outperform their plain vanilla peers. With the help of IG Group, we give you an overview of the best options in the major equity categories.
Net sales of equity ETFs fell dramatically in August, according to Lipper data. Net flows into eurozone equity ETFs showed the biggest drop, falling into negative territory.
Ten years of booming growth pushed global assets under management in high yield bond ETFs past $51bn (€42.6bn) in 2016, but are the apparent diversification benefits everything they’re cracked up to be?