Deutsche Bank Launches New China ETF; Barclays Deputs MLP ETN

by on May 1, 2014 | ETFs Mentioned:

Markets continue their back-and-forth streak as earnings season stretches on. Thus far, investors have had a mixed bag of results to chew on, with some major blue chips exceeding expectations only to have others disappoint. Major benchmarks are still looking to break through resistance and continue the bull run that defined 2013. On top of a busy week of earnings and a Fed meeting yesterday, the ETF world saw two new funds step into the ring over the past few days [for more ETF news and analysis subscribe to our free Daily ETF Roundup].

Deutsche Bank’s One-of-a-Kind China ETF

The China ETF space has been well explored by a handful of issuers over the years, but Deutsche Bank managed to bridge the gap between various Chinese exposures for a more all-encompassing product. Yesterday, the issuer debuted the Harvest MSCI All China Equity Fund (CN), which offers exposure to an index that includes exposure to China A-shares, China B-shares, China H-shares, China Red Chips, China P-Chips, China ADRs, and securities of Chinese companies listed in the U.S. and Singapore.

Great Wall of ChinaThe fund looks to combineĀ a number of strategies that once required that an investor allocate to multiple funds at once. CN charges 0.71% for investment.

Barclays Teams up with Oppenheimer for MLP ETN

In today’s low-rate environment, MLP funds have become extremely popular given their relatively high dividend yields. Barclays is looking to replicate that success as it recently teamed up with Oppenheimer to offer the Barclays OFI SteelPath MLP ETN (OSMS). This fund will focus on midstream oil & gas companies as well as those involved in liquified petroleum and natural gas.

The OSMS fund charges 0.85% for investment.

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