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. 

FUND PERFORMANCE

Deutsche Borse enjoys record turnover due to crypto ETP products

Deutsche Borse enjoys record turnover due to crypto ETP products

The head of Deutsche Börse's ETF segment, Stephan Kraus (pictured), is seeing the extraordinary power of the new range of cryptocurrency ETPs in full flight, with the ETC Group’s bitcoin ETP, launched last June, showing up as the most actively traded ETP in the first quarter of 2021. That product has just been joined by ETC’s Litecoin ETN, the first time litecoin has been available for trading via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.