FUND LAUNCH

Launch of LGBTQ ETF comes from its community

Launch of LGBTQ ETF comes from its community

The great and the good have come out to support the launch of LGBTQ Loyalty Holdings’ first ETF targeted at the LGBTQ community, with Martina Navratilova on the board, saying: “I am thrilled that the launch of the LGBTQ + ESG100 ETF has arrived. Today is an important day for advancing equality, as we showcase companies that align and support the LGBTQ community through this announcement. Seeing the trading symbol ‘LGBT’ listed on Nasdaq is truly historic.” 

RESEARCH

Leverage Shares launches first European non-leveraged single stock ETPs

Leverage Shares launches first European non-leveraged single stock ETPs

A poll of European retail investors conducted by Leverage Shares, the European pioneer in S&L ETPs on single stocks, has revealed that, in the UK, the number one irritation was not being able to buy crypto ETPs, followed by the costs of FX conversion – particularly onerous for active traders – and the fact that many Asian stocks, held within an ISA, can’t be bought individually because the Asian exchanges are not deemed to be properly regulated. 

ESG

Planet Tracker sees challenges for index majors on sustainable front

Planet Tracker sees challenges for index majors on sustainable front

Not for profit financial think tank Planet Tracker has been at it again, bringing disruption and challenges to the world of index providers. Their new report, finds that the largest index providers, MSCI, FTSE Russell, S&P Dow Jones and Bloomberg, are being challenged by innovative competitors – including their own clients – due to rising demand for sustainable investment.

ESG FUNDS

South Africa’s Satrix welcomes ESG ETFs

South Africa’s Satrix welcomes ESG ETFs

South Africa’s fund management company, Satrix, started life as an ETF issuer, in November 2000, when it launched the first ETF in South Africa, the Satrix 40 ETF, as a joint venture between Sanlam Investments and others. Since 2012, Sanlam Investments has been the full owner of Satrix.