A bumper week for new launches saw Tabula launch a fixed income ETF aligned to the Paris Agreement on climate change, while Harvest Portfolios Group got in on the low-carbon act too with a new clean energy fund. The company also debuted a travel and leisure ETF tracking a Solactive index. Other notable newcomers included a bitcoin ETP from CoinShares, and a new fund from Accelerate offering access to six alternative asset classes and ten alternative investment strategies in one easy-to-use ETF.
New Global ETF Launches
Sustainability is the name of the game this week with both Invesco and Fidelity launching new funds offering access to investments in companies with a strong ESG ethos in Japan and the wider Pacific region. Elsewhere, KraneShares debuted a China healthcare ETF on the LSE, ETYC Group listed bitcoin ETP on SIX, and CI Global Asset Management launched the CI Gld Bullion Fund on the Toronto Stock Exchange.
The pick of the latest ETF launches is Compound Kings from Upholdings, a new provider led by former hedge fund analyst and Everlane CFO Robert Cantwell. Elsewhere, Invesco, Sound Income Strategies and Euclid Investment Advisory all launched actively managed fund, while TrueMark and Pacer ETFs debuted new structured outcome offerings. We also have new index-based funds from Blue Horizon Capital, Lyxor, Distillate Capital and Global, and the first ETF from Swan Global Investments, which pairs the benefits of passive investing in equity index ETFs with actively managed options strategies.
A bumper week for new ETF launches includes a couple of unusual funds, including a new 'social justice' ETF from Adasina Capital, and Tuttle Tactical Management's latest offering which aims to provide access to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies or SPACs, normally the preserve of institutional investors. The week's other newcomers include a new corporate bonds from from Tabula, a new ETF from HSBC GAM focused on the largest technology companies from the Greater China region, and a suite of eight active funds from Vanguard allowing investors to invest in an actively managed portfolio of equity and fixed income ETFs.
A busy week for new launches included a new five-fund range of fixed income ETFs from LGIM aimed at wholesale and institutional investors seeking exposure to core assets with integrated ESG and liquidity considerations. Other debutants included gold funds from both WisdomTree and Amplify, a fee-free, bitcoin fund from Valour, a semi-conductor fund from Van Eck, and Amundi’s new DAX 50 ESG UCITS ETF, as well as an absolute return bond ETF from Horizons ETFs, and a new Lyxor fund providing access to the 1000 largest US companies with 2x leverage.
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.
A quiet week for new ETFs saw the arrival of a new issuer, Leatherback Asset Management, which launched its first fund, the Leatherback Long/Short Alternative Yield ETF, in partnership with Tidal ETF Services. Elsewhere, Changebridge Capital debuted two actively-managed ESG funds, and LGIM launched a new clean energy ETF.
This week’s new launches include four new funds with a green hue – JP Morgan’s latest ETF focussed on companies with reduced carbon dioxide emissions, a new clean energy fund from LGIM, an Amundi ETF offering access to sustainable US companies, and a new addition to State Street’s SPDR ESG line-up. Elsewhere, Goldman Sachs debuted a new ETF based on a Solactive ARTIS-based equity index, while VictoryShares added to its suite of thematic funds.
If timing is the key to success then Reflection AM could be on to a winner, at least with the blue ‘half’ of the USA with the launch of its new Democratic Values ETF on election day. Elsewhere, Xtrackers launched a new Japanese equities fund on Xetra, Scotia Global debuted a suite of index tracker funds, and Global X added infrastructure and cleantech funds to Thematic Growth suite.
In another quiet week for new ETF launches, Tabula has debuted a new thematic fund which it says is the first ETF to provide exposure to both realised and expected inflation in a single index. Elsewhere, Amundi launched a new fund offering access to Japanese equities with a focus on ESG, while a brace of new ETFs from SSGA provide investors with access to corporate bonds and currency-hedged global shares.