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. 

INTERVIEW

Alerian’s LaValle details the firm’s expansion from those MLP roots

Alerian’s LaValle details the firm’s expansion from those MLP roots

The rise of thematic ETF investing has given indexers fertile grounds in which to grow their products. Index provider Alerian had its feet firmly in the Master Limited Partner (MLP) sector but after acquiring S-Network Global Indexes in 2020, and in terms of its own intellectual property, the firm has expanded into offering indices based on everything from Space to (with extraordinary market timing) Black Swan events.