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. 

ACQUISITIONS

Amundi to become European ETF leader with Lyxor acquisition

Amundi to become European ETF leader with Lyxor acquisition

Amundi is to buy Lyxor’s ETF and actively managed alternative platform from Société Générale for a total cash consideration of EUR825 million, or EUR755 million excluding excess capital, in a move that will result in Amundi becoming the European leader in ETFs with EUR142 billion in assets and a 14 per cent market share in Europe.