Integration Of ESG

MSCI Completes The Integration Of ESG In All Its Risk Analytics Systems

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Growth in Global ETF and ETP assets as of the end of August 2018

Integration Of ESG

ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed globally reached a new high of US$5.23 Tn at the end of August 2018 | ETFGI, Click here to read more

Growth in US Listed ETF and ETP assets as of the end of August 2018

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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in the US reached a new high of $3.71 trillion at the end of August 2018 | ETFGI, Click here to read more

Canadian ETF and ETP asset growth as of the end of August 2018

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ETFGI reports assets invested in ETFs and ETPs listed in Canada reached a new high of US$131 billion at the end of August 2018 | ETFGI, Click here to read more

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Globally, 24 new ETFs/ETPs were listed and there were 25 new cross-listings during the week of September 10th.

New ETF filings

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United States

News

  • Firstrade selected #1 in ETF and Bond categories by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
    • Firstrade Securities, Inc. has been named to the Kiplinger’s Personal Finance rankings of the Best Online Brokers of 2018. Firstrade also received the number one ranking as Best for Exchange-Traded Fund Investors and Best for Bond Investors.
    • After completion of the Kiplinger’s rankings, Firstrade announced free online trading for all stocks, exchange-traded funds (ETFs), options and mutual funds. Firstrade customers can now trade for free with no time restrictions, no limits on the number of trades allowed and no minimum account requirements.
    • Link to the news’ source
  • MSCI completes the integration of ESG in all its risk analytics systems
    • MSCI announced the next step toward advancing ESG integration into the investment management process by delivering ESG solutions across its suite of risk and portfolio analytics systems.
    • MSCI’s multi-asset class risk and performance analytics clients can integrate ESG ratings, data and indexes into security selection, portfolio construction, stress testing, and risk and performance attribution analysis.
    • Link to the news’ source
  • Vanguard to offer leading risk management technology for institutional foundations and endowments
    • Vanguard announced an expanded partnership with RiskFirst, a leading financial technology company, to provide its institutional nonprofit clients with the same innovative risk management solution, PFaroe, that pension clients have utilized since 2016.
    • Vanguard is one of the first firms in the asset management industry to offer PFaroe to its outsourced chief investment officer (OCIO) foundation and endowment clients. The tool supplements Vanguard’s risk management capabilities and offers a comprehensive analysis of portfolio risks.
    • Link to the news’ source
  • SEC obtained relief to fully reimburse retail investors sold unsuitable product
    • The Securities and Exchange Commission announced it has obtained monetary relief that will fully reimburse retail investors for losses on a leveraged oil-linked exchange-traded note (ETN) that registered representatives of Syracuse, New York-based broker-dealer and investment adviser Cadaret, Grant & Co. Inc. recommended without a reasonable basis.
    • Link to the news’ source
  • ETFs Special Report from the Financial Times: Passive funds gain momentum amid slow growth in challenging markets
    • Vanguard ETFs Special Report from the Financial Times: Passive funds gain momentum amid slow growth in challenging markets. Plus: Fidelity escalates price war; asset managers’ foray into ETF market fuels M&A; Mifid II delivers mixed results; and why second-guessing market volatility can be costly for investors.
    • Link to the news’ source

Canada

News

  • RBC Global Asset Management opened the market
    • Stephen Hoffman, VP, Exchange Traded Funds, RBC Global Asset Management joined TMX Group to open the market to launch two new ETFs: RBC Target 2024 Corporate Bond Index ETF (RQL); and RBC Target 2025 Corporate Bond Index ETF (RQN). RBC Global Asset Management (RBC GAM) is the asset management division of Royal Bank of Canada (RBC), and includes institutional money managers BlueBay Asset Management and Phillips, Hager & North Investment Management.
    • RQL and RQN commenced trading on Toronto Stock Exchange on September 12, 2018.
    • Link to the news’ source
  • Fidelity Investments Canada to launch its first suite of dividend factor ETFs and mutual funds
    • Fidelity Investments Canada announced its plans to launch a suite of factor-based ETFs and mutual funds for financial advisors and individual investors. As part of a well-diversified portfolio, the Fidelity Dividend Factor ETFs and mutual funds are intelligently designed to deliver monthly income and provide a powerful, targeted investment approach.
    • They are made up of a liquid, investable universe of stocks carefully constructed to avoid unintended risks and are monitored and rebalanced every year to ensure they hold the most attractive securities.
    • Fidelity’s six new factor-based ETFs — Fidelity Canadian High Dividend Index ETF (FCCD), Fidelity U.S. Dividend for Rising Rates Index ETF (FCRR), Fidelity U.S. Dividend for Rising Rates Currency Neutral Index ETF (FCRH), Fidelity U.S. High Dividend Index ETF (FCUD), Fidelity U.S. High Dividend Currency Neutral Index ETF (FCUH) and Fidelity International High Dividend Index ETF (FCID) are expected to commence trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange on or about Tuesday, September 18, 2018. The new ETFs and mutual funds (Series F) will have a management fees ranging from 0.35% to 0.45%.
    • Link to the news’ source

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