ETFs

Feb 28, 2020

TadawulAnalytics firm IHS Markit has teamed up with Tadawul, the Saudi stock exchange, to develop a series of riyal-denominated indices in order to boost Saudi Arabia’s domestic bond market.

Jan 03, 2020

HSBC Saudi Arabia has announced the suspension of any requests for subscriptions or redemptions to its MT30 Saudi ETF fund, as of December 22.

Nov 01, 2019

Invesco has unveiled a Ucits exchange-traded fund (ETF) that gives investors access to Kuwait’s equity market ahead of its inclusion in the MSCI Emerging Markets Index planned for the coming year.

Sep 27, 2019

Standard_and_PoorsStandard & Poor’s decision to upgrade Kuwait to its Global and Emerging Benchmark indices is likely to keep investment tailwinds strong, according to ETF issuer HANetf.

Apr 05, 2019

Kuwait_city_skylineEuropean independent white-label ETF platform HANetf has announced the debut of its KMEFIC FTSE Kuwait Equity Ucits ETF, which it claims is the first European ETF to offer pure play exposure to Kuwait equities.

Mar 08, 2019

ETFsInvesco’s MSCI Saudi Arabia UCITS ETF has become the largest exchange traded fund offering exposure to the region after raising $315 million in the eight months since its launch in June 2018.

Jan 04, 2019

Cheese_boardFunds Europe’s annual report on the French industry looks at business over the past year, as firms respond to ever-greater pressure on fees and increased competition in an already competitive domestic market.

Jun 22, 2018

ETF_blocksInvesco has launched what it claims is the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) in Europe to offer passive exposure to Saudi Arabia.

Jun 08, 2018

ETFsAssets invested in exchange-traded funds and products (ETFs and ETPs) in the Middle East and North Africa fell 1% to $37.9 billion in April 2018, according to figures from consultant ETFGI.

May 18, 2018

Abu_DhabiADS Investment Solutions, a subsidiary of UAE-based financial firm ADS Securities, is planning to launch an ETF focused on Saudi Arabian equities.

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