|Bid||50.64 x 800|
|Ask||50.69 x 1000|
|Day's Range||50.53 - 50.64|
|52 Week Range||41.93 - 51.92|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.72|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.47%|
As bond yields get drubbed and more central banks outside the U.S. lower interest rates, yield-hungry investors need to evaluate asset classes beyond traditional bonds. Infrastructure investments, including ETFs such as the FlexShares STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index Fund (NFRA) , can help quench some of the investors' yield thirst. NFRA tries to reflect the performance of the STOXX Global Broad Infrastructure Index, which identifies equities that derive the majority of revenue from infrastructure business, providing exposure to not only infrastructure sectors, but non-traditional ones as well.
While some energy strategies are struggling this year, real assets as a broader category are not. For example, the FlexShares Real Asset Allocation Index Fund (NasdaqGM: ASET) is higher by nearly 17% year-to-date. ...
In O’Donnell’s new role, he will be responsible for developing business strategies that cater to the firm’s ETF, mutual fund, and multi-asset class investment solutions, as well as business intelligence, to optimize its service model for both intermediary and institutional investors. O’Donnell’s 20-plus years of experience includes a stretch at BlackRock, where he was Head of Americas Cash & Liquidity Sales and Distribution. In his role at BlackRock, O’Donnell oversaw a team responsible for the firm’s global liquidity business across all client channels.
Money managers are betting on the ongoing need to upgrade and expand the world's infrastructure to accommodate the growing global economy and rising population. Exchange traded fund investors can also tap into this industry through infrastructure sector-specific strategies. Private-equity firms have raised a record $68.2 billion for infrastructure investing for the first three quarters of the year, up 18% over the same period last year and surpassing the $66.2 billion for all of 2016, the Wall Street Journal reports.