Stocks fell in November, with indices reverting gains in the month’s last three sessions, as the emergence of the Omicron variant raised concerns the COVID-19 pandemic may continue to undermine the global economy.
The STOXX Global 1800 Index climbs 5.4% in month when measured in dollars and including dividends, led by US and European markets. Factor, thematic and dividend strategies struggle to catch up with strong showing from benchmarks.
B3, operator of the Brazilian stock exchange, will list futures on the two European blue-chip indices in December. The new products will give local investors direct access to the European market without leaving their home exchange.
Lyxor ETF Germany and Austria’s Head of Product Development & Engineering explains how the change in the underlying index for the Lyxor 1 STOXX® Europe 600 UCITS ETF means the fund now complies with sustainability labels and meets the responsible criteria of retail and institutional European investors.
Rick Redding of the Index Industry Association (IIA) and Qontigo’s Arun Singhal discuss what role indices will play in an asset-management industry increasingly veering towards sustainability considerations in the portfolio-construction process.
Effective 29 October 2021, Deutsche Wohnen SE will be deleted from the DAX due to the takeover by Vonovia SE. The minimum free float of ten percent is no longer met (section 220.127.116.11 in the Guide to the DAX Equity Indices).