ETF News - 7/16/2014

Posted on 07/16/2014

  • Vanguard has announced the launch of two Canada-listed bond ETFs and three Canada-listed equity ETFs, bringing the total offered by the firm to 21. The new funds are as follows, and the simple-average management fee for the line-up is expected to be 0.22%. They will trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
    • Vanguard FTSE All-World ex Canada Index ETF [VXC]
    • Vanguard FTSE Developed Europe Index ETF [VE]
    • Vanguard FTSE Developed Asia Pacific Index ETF [VA]
    • Vanguard US Aggregate Bond Index ETF (CAD-hedged) [VBU]
    • Vanguard Global ex-US Aggregate Bond Index ETF (CAD-hedged) [VBG]


  • The first Vietnamese domestic ETF is expected to launch following an IPO set to take place between July 21st and August 4th, and will be listed by VietFund Management [VFM]. The VFMVN30 ETF will seek to track the performance of the VN30 Index which is comprised of the 30 companies with the highest liquidity and highest market cap on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE). VietFund has received support from the State Securities Commission, the HOSE, and the Vietnam Security Depository.


  • In partnership with ALPS Advisors Inc. and Zacks Index ServicesSprott Asset Management LP has announced the launch of the Sprott Gold Miners ETF [SGDM] on the NYSE. The Sprott Gold Miners ETF will provide exposure to the Sprott Zacks Gold Miners Index [ZAXSGDM] which seeks to outperform a purely passive, market-capitalization representation of gold stocks. Management fees were not readily available.
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