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. 

COMMENT

Franklin Templeton’s Mann comments on importance of ETF trading volume and timeframes

Franklin Templeton’s Mann comments on importance of ETF trading volume and timeframes

David Mann (pictured), Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has been contemplating the hybrid nature of ETFs and the importance of considering trading volume when selecting them. Investors traditionally take into account ETF trading volume when they are selecting an ETF, he says, but these days investors might be trading over different time frames.