The volatility of recent weeks has hit the number of firms launching ETFs, says Denise Krisko (pictured), president of Vident Investment Advisory (VIA), a firm that offers sub-advisory services to the ETF industry, advising on 35 ETFs with an aggregate total of around USD3 billion in assets under management.
Launches & Fundraising
Lyxor ETF has made a full range of ETFs designed to counter climate change available to investors.
With the global coronavirus crisis still causing challenges for the global financial sector, there’s just a single ETF launch to report on this week, a new iShares ETF from BlackRock on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt providing investors with access to corporate bonds with a focus on sustainability.
BlackRock has launched a new iShares ETF on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt providing access to corporate bonds with a focus on sustainability.
In a quiet week for ETF launches BlackRock kept things ticking over with the debut of not one fund, but a suite of three three ultrashort bond environmental, social and governance products. The new funds are all versions of existing iShares UCITS ETFs but with revised ESG criteria which explicitly excludes issuers involved in controversial weapons, nuclear weapons, conventional weapons, civilian firearms, tobacco, adult entertainment, alcohol, gambling, nuclear power, genetically modified organisms, oil sands and thermal coal…
BlackRock has broadened its range of fixed income sustainable exchange traded funds (ETFs) with a suite of three ultrashort bond environmental, social and governance (ESG) products.
A belief in active management within the traditional ETF structure lies behind the recent launch of TrueMark, a new ETF provider which has launched with two funds, LERNZ, focused on artificial intelligence (AI), and ECOZ, the ESG markets.
This week’s new ETF launches include two bond-focused iShares funds, one providing access to emerging markets corporate bonds and the other to US Corporate bonds. Elsewhere, First Trust listed a cloud computing UCITS ETF on the Italian Stock Exchange, while Exchange Traded Concepts partnered with Qraft Technologies to debut an AI-powered fund offering access to dividend-paying US companies…
BlackRock has launched a new iShares ETF providing access to emerging markets corporate bonds on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt.
Invesco has further broadened its range of ESG ETFs with the launch of the Invesco S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF. The index the new fund will follow has been constructed to provide a risk and return profile similar to that of the broad S&P 500 index, but with significantly improved ESG characteristics.