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.
The World Gold Council’s latest report on gold ETFs reveals that gold has experienced significant price declines of 6 per cent during the first half of 2021. However, fund flows remain stabilised due to the North American and Asian fund flows offsetting European outflows. Overall, the drop in global gold ETF AUM is 14 per cent lower than August 2020 highs.
Data from global ETF analysis platform Trackinsight reveals that energy and energy infrastructure was the highest-performing segment of the ETF markets in the first half of 2021.
Dawn Global launches the first active thematic ETF in Emerging and Frontier Markets, with a focus on Emerging Asia ex China/India
There is a new cub on the block with the launch of Dawn Global’s Asian Growth Cubs ETF on NYSE, focusing on Emerging Asia ex China/India.
Kevin Carter’s emerging market internet ETF, EMQQ, has had another interesting year, having been up 80 per cent last calendar year, up 25 per cent in the first six weeks of this year and then undergone a period of such extreme volatility that it is largely flat for its year-to-date figures.
Bill Kapogiannis, DTCC Executive Director, Equities Clearing Services writes that there is nothing like a crisis to help put things into perspective, and the market volatility that ensued as a result of the pandemic has placed a spotlight on the operations of the ETF market, especially as it relates to the need to increase operational efficiency while removing as much counterparty risk as possible.