Chairman Gensler of the SEC piqued the interest in the US’s ETP community with his recent comments on what might finally become the acceptable product to break the country’s crypto ETP drought.
Digital ETP issuer ETC Group has announced the debut and live listing of Europe’s first bitcoin futures contract on Eurex, Europe’s largest derivatives exchange.
ETF and hedge fund technology specialist Truss Edge has released a major new upgrade for its technology platform which includes a number of improvements for asset managers.
Andrew Little, Research Analyst at Global X, has written an extensive note on Biden’s Infrastructure Investment & Jobs Act and its potential impact for investors.
News came last week that iM Global Partner, a global asset management network, has made another alliance in its US expansion by entering into a partnership with Richard Bernstein Advisors (RBA). The firm acquired a 45 per cent non-controlling stake in RBA as of July 28, 2021.
Bitcoin was back in the spotlight last week with its largest single day gain in six weeks, after (apparently false) rumours were spread of crypto payment acceptance from Amazon by the end of the year, says CoinShares’ chief revenue officer, Frank Spiteri.
Martin Gilbert, famously, was the co-founder of Aberdeen Asset Management plc at its launch in 1983 and was its Chief Executive until 2019, and finally stepped down from his role as Chairman in September 2020.
A drop in US-listed US equity flows is almost entirely responsible for July’s fall in equity flows, iShares says, with net inflows of USD20.6 billion significantly down from the USD67.5 billion added to US-listed US equity in June, which was the second-highest inflow month on record for the exposure.
2019 was a turning point year for the newly named Qontigo group, the year when its index provider, STOXX, merged with US-analytic firm Axioma. The resulting company is majority owned by Deutsche Boerse and has the index capabilities of STOXX and DAX, as well as the analytical skills of Axioma.
Grayscale Investments, the world’s largest digital currency asset manager, has hired Dave LaValle as Global Head of ETFs.
South Korean firm Qraft Technologies has just undergone its August rebalancing for its three core funds: AMOM, a momentum ETF, QRFT, an ETF focused on delivering alpha, and NVQ, a value ETF focused on uncovering the next value stocks in the market.
Canada’s BMO Global Asset Management (BMO GAM) has published its mid-year ETF report, which, it says, highlights the continued popularity and record-setting growth of ETFs in Canada.
Change Finance, a majority women-run ETF issuer with deep roots in activism, has released its 2021 Advocacy Report, which details its commitment to active ownership and their five-tiered shareholder advocacy strategy to promote sustainable practices.
The world's first and only vegan ETF, the US Vegan Climate ETF (ticker:VEGN) has reached its two year anniversary since launch, with almost USD65million in assets since inception, and having returned 67.91 per cent vs S&P 500 Index’s 57.07 per cent (on market price) since inception to end of August 2021.
Global X’s European Thematic UCITS Report for August 2021 from Morgane Delledonne, Director of Research, finds that UCITS Thematic ETFs recorded USD559 million of net inflows, after attracting USD795 million in July.
European digital ETP issuer, ETC Group, has announced that its total assets under management has returned to over USD1 billion, a level not seen since May 2021.
HANetf, Europe’s first full services ‘white label’ UCITS ETF issuer, has published a statement as it continues to expand its presence into the European fund market.
Israel-based KSM Mutual Funds has licensed the Indxx Global Digital Healthcare Index to launch the KSM KTF (4D) Indxx Global Digital Healthcare Dollar Hedge ETF, IGDHIN.
David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has done the brave thing and taken a look back at his predictions from the beginning of the year and also written his outlook for the remainder of 2021.
Viridi Funds, a registered investment adviser and emerging fund manager, is launching a publicly traded clean energy bitcoin mining ETF, Viridi Cleaner Energy Crypto-Mining & Semiconductor ETF, on the NYSE with the ticker RIGZ.
Prerna Chandak, pictured, Vice President ETFs at Canada’s Mackenzie Investments, has published a white paper on index investing, finding that advisers and investors should consider a due diligence framework for selecting index ETFs, ideally one that includes four key components: assessing index exposure, product structure, total cost of ownership and support offered by the ETF provider.
Sage Advisory Services has released its fourth annual Sage ETF Stewardship Survey, revealing that, among large and small ETF providers, close to 90 per cent of respondents received the highest possible score in the newly added section focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This is the first year the stewardship report, which examines how ETF sponsors perform their fiduciary duties on behalf of ETF investors, has been broadly released.