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Guggenheim has apparently won the race to launch the first U.S.-listed ETF offering pure play exposure to the Chinese bond market, debuting its China Yuan Bond Fund (RMB) on Thursday. The new ETF, which launches as a handful of other issuers have already laid the groundwork for similar products, will seek to replicate the AlphaShares China Yuan Bond Index. That index consists of about 37 debt securities that are eligible for investment by international investors and are denominated in Chinese yuan.

The underlying index does not consist of securities traded in mainland China; rather, the components of RMB are part of the “Dim Sum” bond market. Those securities are denominated in yuan and generally issued by Chinese entities in Hong Kong, making them accessible to international investors. So RMB brings U.S. investors about as close to Chinese debt as is currently possible, but it won’t put them on the same footing as those within the country. [click to continue…]

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Van Eck, the firm behind the first ETF focusing exclusively on Latin American debt, made an SEC filing last week detailing plans to launch a fund covering China’s debt market. The proposed Market Vectors Dim Sum Bond ETF would invest in “Chinese yuan denominated debt obligations issued outside of mainland China by Chinese or non-Chinese issuers, including corporations, governments and government and supranational agencies” according to the filing. The filing also mentioned that the proposed fund would use a sampling approach to replicate the Dim Sum Bond Index. Details on the exact benchmark, such as index provider, weren’t included in the filing. [click to continue…]

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WisdomTree, fresh off its move from the Pink Sheets to the NASDAQ, announced net income of $0.7 million for the second quarter of 2011 on record assets under management (AUM) of nearly $13 billion. WisdomTree’s AUM more than doubled from the same period a year ago, and the swing to profit came after the company […]

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The ETF industry continues to expand at an impressive rate, with dozens of new products debuting every month and the size of the lineup quickly approaching the 1,300 mark. While each new month generally brings a number of new product launches, it also beings some important milestones for ETFs that have debuted in the past. […]

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International Bond ETFs: Cruising Through All The Options

by on July 18, 2011 | Updated September 22, 2014

The fixed income corner of the ETF industry has experienced tremendous growth in recent years, as investors have become increasingly comfortable with achieving bond exposure through the exchange-traded structure. This is evidenced by the billions and billions and inflows to these products over the years. Despite impressive growth figures, it seems that the potential for […]

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Actively-managed ETFs have been all the rage so far this year as a number of issuers have thrown their hats into the increasingly competitive ring. One person who offered up some insight on this rapidly changing market was Tom Graves, CFA, who is an Equity Analyst at Standard & Poor’s. Tom wrote a piece on […]

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The past few weeks have been a relatively slow stretch for the ETF industry–at least in terms of product development. Since EGShares rolled out a suite of sector-specific emerging markets ETFs on June 23, only two new products have hit the market: the S&P 500 Crude Oil Linked ETN (BARL) from Morgan Stanley and the […]

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While many of the “first generation” of ETFs offered exposure to widely-followed equity indexes, the universe of exchange-traded products has expanded at a tremendous pace in recent years to include various ETPs across a number of different asset classes. More and more investors have embraced the exchange-traded structure as a vehicle for achieving exposure to […]

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Complete List Of Active ETFs

by on June 5, 2011 | Updated November 16, 2012

Since PowerShares debuted its first active ETFs in the spring of 2008, this corner of the exchange-traded product market has grown tremendously. Though many active ETFs have been somewhat slow to accumulate assets, the increase in the size of the lineup highlights the trend towards vehicles that combine active management with the exchange-traded structure [see […]

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Guggenheim Launches Pair Of Active Bond ETFs

by on June 1, 2011 | Updated June 6, 2011

Guggenheim became the latest ETF issuer to roll out actively-managed products on Wednesday, raising the curtain on a pair of funds that offer exposure to bond markets. The company completed the active ETF introduction by overhauling a pair of indexed bond funds, changing names and ticker symbols and dropping the target index altogether. The new […]

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In another ETF industry first, Van Eck announced today the launch of an ETF offering pure play exposure to Latin American debt markets. The Market Vectors LatAm Aggregate Bond ETF (BONO) will seek to replicate the performance of the BofA Merrill Lynch Broad Latin America Bond Index, a benchmark that consists of sovereign and corporate […]

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WisdomTree, the New York-based firm behind more than 45 ETFs, reported first quarter net income of $0.2 million, the first profitable quarter for the publicly-traded ETF issuer. ETF assets at the end of Q1 totaled $11.3 billion, up nearly 70% from the same period a year earlier. “WisdomTree is extremely pleased to report our first […]

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