Franklin Templeton Canada has listed Franklin Martin Currie Sustainable Emerging Markets Active ETF (FSEM) and Franklin Martin Currie Sustainable Global Equity Active ETF (FGSG) on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
Launches & Fundraising
HANetf has announced the launch of Europe’s first Enterprise Software ETF with an ESG screen, Purpose Enterprise Software ESG-S UCITS ETF (Ticker: SOFT).
Israel-based KSM Mutual Funds has licensed the Indxx Global Digital Healthcare Index to launch the KSM KTF (4D) Indxx Global Digital Healthcare Dollar Hedge ETF, IGDHIN.
Aptus Capital Advisors, LLC announces the launch of the International Drawdown-Managed Equity ETF (Cboe: IDME), an actively-managed ETF targeting non-US stocks with a focus on managing drawdown risk through hedges.
Newly acquired by AssetCo, thematic specialist ETF issuer Rize ETF has launched a new ETF targeting environmental sustainability, the Rize Environmental Impact 100 UCITS ETF (LIFE).
Solactive has announced that Direxion, described as the pioneer in leveraged and non-vanilla ETFs, has launched its new penny and meme stock ETF, the Direxion Low Priced Stock ETF (Ticker: LOPX), which tracks the Solactive Two Bucks Index, which incorporates stocks with a relatively low share price, and which are typically more difficult to trade due to their lack of liquidity.
This week saw the ETF launch news dominated by themes again. Goldman Sachs launched its first transparent, actively managed equity ETF, the Future Planet Equity ETF, designed to expand the firm’s existing suite of thematic ETFs, to help investors position their portfolios on the right side of disruption by providing focused exposure to long-term secular growth trends.
iClima, a female-led, green fintech firm focused on redefining climate change investments, has announced the launch of its first set of US-listed ETFs today: the iClima Global Decarbonization Transition Leaders ETF (NYSE: CLMA) and the iClima Distributed Renewable Energy Transition Leaders ETF (NYSE: SHFT). Both ETFs provide investors with exposure to the next generation of companies leading the fight against climate change.
Index provider Solactive writes that the COVID-19 pandemic required businesses to innovate on short notice, catalysing business transformations in the entire global healthcare ecosystem and the strain on healthcare providers’ infrastructure, workforce, and supply chain management exposed inefficiencies, which are valeted by new companies disrupting traditional healthcare systems.
CIBC Asset Management Inc has launched an ETF Series of CIBC Sustainable Investment Solutions, providing access to actively managed strategies that seek to align with the investing values of socially responsible investors.