ETF Express managing editor Beverly Chandler talks to SS&C founder Bill Stone, revisiting an interview from six years ago when he predicted a rise in passive investing. Stone discusses this, the pandemic and future trends in this film made in conjunction with Asset TV.
ETF Express is very pleased to bring you this thematic panel, filmed in association with Asset TV. The panellists, Allan Lane from Algo-Chain, HANetf’s Hector McNeil, Thomas Bailey from Interactive Investor and David Barfoot from RizeETF discussed the current popularity of thematic ETFs with ETF Express managing editor, Beverly Chandler.
The SpaceTech sector experienced another record-breaking quarter of venture financing in Q2 2021, both in terms of amounts invested and deals done, according to the latest figures from the Seraphim SpaceTech Venture Capital Index published today.
The UK fund market has had a strong first half of 2021, according to the latest set of Investment Association (IA) data, released today.
Innovator Capital Management (Innovator) has launched the Innovator Defined Wealth Shield ETF (BALT) on the Cboe. BALT will use options on SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust) in seeking to provide exposure to the equity market, to a cap, while targeting a significant buffer against losses in SPY each calendar quarter.
ESG concerns dominated fund launches this week. Carbon offsetting specifically was a key theme, with BNP Paribas listing the BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAC UCITS ETF, a thematic listed index fund offering savers an investment solution to reduce the carbon footprint of their portfolio, and Purpose Investment and HANetf launching Europe’s first carbon offset ETF on the LSE. HANetf also debuted new renewable energies and aviation thematic ETFs on Xetra, focusing on 50 companies worldwide that supply products for decentralised renewable power generation. IndexIQ launched a new ESG Core Plus Bond ETF in partnership with MacKay Shields, and iShares listed new sustainability-focused ETFs on Xetra, tracking the performance of medium-sized and large companies from the USA selected on the basis of standardised ESG exclusion filters. The first ESG-focused Gold Mining ETF is to launch on the LSE, allowing investors to access the gold mining sector in a responsible way. Finally, moving away from sustainable investing, 21Shares listed the Solana ETP on SIX Exchange, offering additional yield through staking rewards by validating transactions on the Solana blockchain.
A new exchange traded fund issued by HANetf has been tradeable via Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Wednesday.
A new exchange traded fund issued by BNP Paribas Easy has been tradeable on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt since Tuesday.
iShares has listed a sustainability-focused ETF on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
Does DFA’s mutual fund-to-ETF conversion toll the death knell for the US mutual fund industry? Comment from BNY Mellon’s Slavin and leading US financial planner firms on that, plus ESG and crypto
Trading has just commenced for the ETFs converted from US mutual funds by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), with USD637 billion under management, with Nicole Hunter, head of capital markets, announcing that the firm is ‘just getting started’.