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UK’s FCA bans crypto ETNs

UK’s FCA bans crypto ETNs

Get in now if you are in the UK and want to invest in derivatives or ETNs based on cryptocurrencies – the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has banned them. The ban will come into effect on 6 January 2021 but the FCA warns that UK consumers should continue to be alert for crypto-derivative investment scams, writing: “As the sale of derivatives and ETNs that reference certain types of cryptoassets to retail consumers is now banned, any firm offering these services to retail consumers is likely to be a scam”.

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SPDR research reveals growing popularity of sector investing and sector ETFs among UK wealth managers

SPDR research reveals growing popularity of sector investing and sector ETFs among UK wealth managers

New research from SPDR ETF, surveying over 50 UK wealth managers, reveals that over half (53 per cent) use sector ETF investment strategies, with one in five saying they are using them more today than they were 12 months ago and 44 per cent expecting sector ETFs to be used more over the next 12 months.