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ARK enjoys stellar year as disruptive innovation hits its stride

ARK enjoys stellar year as disruptive innovation hits its stride

Year to date figures for ARK Invest, the thematic investment firm focused on disruptive innovation, show their flagship fund, available as an ETF, and in a variety of other formats, ARK Disruptive Innovation, has returned 101.8 per cent year to date (as of 17/11/2020), while the firm’s assets, totalled at USD4 billion when ETF Express last interviewed them in 2018, are now USD33.3 billion (as of 31/10/2020).

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BTCE passes USD160m AUM

BTCE passes USD160m AUM

Since listing on Deutche Boerse’s Xetra in late June 2020, BTCetc Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto (ticker BTCE) has become the most liquid 100 per cent physically backed bitcoin ETP in the world with a record trading volume day on 18 November of over 2 million units or USD36 million. 

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Global ETF launches 19-26.12.20

Global ETF launches 19-26.12.20

This week’s new ETF launches include a new fund from former hedge fund manager Julian Klymochko, the Accelerate OneChoice Alternative Portfolio ETF, which provides investors with access to a range of asset classes and strategies including Absolute Return, Global Macro, Private Credit and Alternative Equity. Elsewhere, VanEck listed a new bitcoin ETN on Deutsche Borse, while Ninepoint Partners debuted a new ETF series based on four existing mutual funds and NextFins launches and fund based on India’s Nifty Financial Services 25/50 Index.