Lyxor’s latest ETF Money Monitor for January shows that ETFs gathered EUR11.6 billion in January 2020, with ESG ETFs continuing their strong trend, gathering EUR2.3 billion.
Beyond Investing’s Claire Smith (pictured), creator of the US Vegan Climate Index writes this week’s In My Opinion, asking ‘Are all ESG Indexes as green as you want them to be?’
ETF fees are fairly permanently in the spotlight and the current price war between providers means that fees appear to continue to be pushed down.
Since launching in September last year, Beyond Investing’s Vegan Climate ETF (VEGN) has seen outperformance with the fund up 9.86 per cent in the quarter to end December 2019, against the S&P 500 Index which was up 9.07 per cent per cent over the same period.
WisdomTree, the largest independent ETF issuer in the world, has stepped up its commitment to blockchain technology by leading a fundraising round for Securrency, Inc, a developer of institutional-grade blockchain-based financial and regulatory technology.
The Lipper team at Refinitiv reports that the promoters of ETFs experienced net inflows of EUR18.0 billion for December, pushing the assets under management in the European ETF industry (EUR870.0 billion) to a new all-time high.
Earlier this month saw index and research provider MSCI launch 15 investment grade USD-denominated corporate bond indexes based on ESG and Factors.
By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – Welcome to the first column of 2020 and, barely a few days after the dulcet tones of Auld Lang Syne had died down, the Tabula iTraxx Europe IG Bond UCITS ETF was listed on the London Stock Exchange.