Diminished liquidity in global bond markets is fueling demand for fixed income exchange-traded funds.
First Trust Introduces Dorsey Wright Momentum Plus ETFs; T. Rowe Price Closes 23-Year-Old Fund; Fidelity Merges Active and Passive Funds in New TDF Suite; and more.
"As passive investing continues to grow, rather than simply accept an imperfect benchmark portfolio, municipal bond investors with a preference for passive solutions should think about adopting a smart beta approach,” suggests Catherine Stienstra, head of municipal investments at Columbia Threadneedle.
The agency has issued a proposal that would make it easier for ETFs to come to market.
Fiserv Expands United Wealth Platform, and Vanguard Offers Commission-Free ETFs.
Trading practices on both the sell side and buy side are leading to suboptimal executions, limiting ETF growth, according to a Greenwich Associates report.
Vanguard makes changes to active equity funds; Global X Funds presents TargetIncome ETFs; Northern Trust launches multi-dimensional fund; and more.
Northern Trust Creates Private Equity and Hedge Fund Service Group; Impax Introduces ESG-Focused Fund; OneAmerica to Offer Russell Investments Managed Accounts; and more.
The firm will offer commission-free online transactions for specific funds.
It would also be good for them to include emerging markets equities, target-date funds, alternatives, international bonds and specialty bonds.
Transamerica Launches Stable Value Account for Retirement Plans; TD Ameritrade to Provide CLS Fund Models on Market Center Platform; Fidelity Offers Third ESG Investing Option; and more.
Franklin Templeton Creates Additional Active Funds; Hartford Funds Presents ETF Focused on Fixed Income; First Trust Introduces Actively Managed ETF; and more.
Franklin Templeton Expands ETF Lineup with Three Additional Funds; Hartford Funds Launches Short-Duration ETF; First Trust Launches Actively Managed ETF; and more.
The vehicle has maintained the popularity vote since 2010.
TD Ameritrade Adds ESG Investment Models and First Trust Creates Index-Based ETF.
"Our data shows that the cheapest 20% of funds raked in nearly $1 trillion last year while the rest of the industry saw net outflows of approximately $250 billion. The message investors are sending is crystal clear—cost counts," says Patricia Oey, senior manager research analyst for Morningstar.
“As they ready their portfolios for the end of the 'Goldilocks' market, U.S. institutions are integrating ETFs more deeply into their portfolio management and investment strategies,” says Andrew McCollum, Greenwich Associates Managing Director.
VanEck Launches Real Asset ETF, and BlackRock Announces Approach to Firearm Manufacturers.
Within U.S. equities, the asset classes they see the most promise in are technology and small cap.
JULY Adds Stadion ETF to Platform; Nationwide Increases Fund Offerings with New ETF; and Fairpointe Capital Releases ESG-centralized Approach.