CoinShares’ weekly report reveals that digital asset investment products saw outflows for the third consecutive week with outflows totaling USD28 million.
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Metals ETC provider, Global Palladium Fund (GPF), writes that, gold, used throughout history to preserve and display wealth, has stood the test of time and today is as coveted and precious as it was a thousand years ago.
ESG assets are on track to exceed USD50 trillion by 2025, representing more than a third of the projected USD140.5 trillion in total global assets under management, according to Bloomberg Intelligence’s (BI) latest ESG 2021 Midyear Outlook report.
Prerna Chandak, pictured, Vice President ETFs at Canada’s Mackenzie Investments, has published a white paper on index investing, finding that advisers and investors should consider a due diligence framework for selecting index ETFs, ideally one that includes four key components: assessing index exposure, product structure, total cost of ownership and support offered by the ETF provider.
Sage Advisory Services has released its fourth annual Sage ETF Stewardship Survey, revealing that, among large and small ETF providers, close to 90 per cent of respondents received the highest possible score in the newly added section focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). This is the first year the stewardship report, which examines how ETF sponsors perform their fiduciary duties on behalf of ETF investors, has been broadly released.
The decreased concentration of stocks associated with the clean energy theme within ETFs provides investors with broader and less volatile exposure, writes Bloomberg Intelligence (BI). This also means that some more diversified ETFs such as BlackRock's iShares Clean Energy ETFs (ICLN and INRG) may have not benefited as much from the rebound of pure-player clean energy stocks since June, according to Bloomberg Intelligence (BI).
President Biden’s signature USD579 billion infrastructure initiative is now one step closer to being rolled out, and its staggering size and ambition will have a profound impact on commodity markets and supply chains, in particular metals like copper, nickel, and silver, which stand to benefit substantially from this investment, says NTree’s head of research Hamad Ebrahim.
ETF data platform Trackinsight has released the latest update to its 2021 Global ETF Survey, revealing key global trends for the first quarter of the year.
Industry participants often cite liquidity, costs, transparency, and the relative tax advantages of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as catalysts for the broad adoption of the structure over the past three decades. Until recently, actively managed versions of ETFs were scarce, but growth has accelerated since the adoption of Rule 6c-11 (also known as "The ETF Rule") by the SEC in September 2019.
Canada’s Mackenzie Investments, with CAD197.3 billion in assets under management, has published its 2021 Mid-Year ETF Report, which finds that CAD25 billion flowed into the Canadian ETF market in first five months of 2021, putting it on the path to beat 2020’s record-breaking CAD41 billion year. The six months also saw a record-breaking CAD billion in inflows to Canadian-listed ESG-focused ETFs between January and March.