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Global ETF launches 03-10.06.21

Global ETF launches 03-10.06.21

Crypto launches took centre stage this week, with CoinShares listing bitcoin, ether and litecoin ETPs on Borse Xetra. 21Shares also launched a UK bitcoin ETP on Aquis Exchange, designed to provide institutional investors with secure and cost-effective exposure to the cryptocurrency. ESG launches were also popular, with iClima Earth listing the world’s first ESG UCITS ETF providing exposure to companies promoting the decentralisation of energy generation. State Street Global Advisors also launched three new SDPR ETS focusing on companies with steady dividend growth and a good ESG profile. Funds also focused on Europe, with a new Lyxor ETF on Xetra giving investors access to fixed-income and euro-denominated eurozone government bonds, and the Polish WIGtechTR ETF listed on GPW providing investors with exposure to the top 49 stocks listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. KraneShares has it's sights set on the Far East meanwhile with the Bloomberg Barclays China Bond Inclusion ETF which tracks Chinese RMB-denominated securities. Finally, it was all bout biotech for WisdomTree, with the of listing the WisdomTree BioRevolution Fund (WDNA) offering diversified exposure to a basked of companies positioned at the intersection of biology and technology.

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Luxury in high demand in post pandemic world 

Luxury in high demand in post pandemic world 

Yev Shelkovskiy (pictured), PM at Emles reports that retail sales have shown a significant shift towards luxury goods, post pandemic. Emles is the issuer behind LUXE, the Emles Luxury Goods ETF and Shelkovskiy says that first quarter GDP total sales were 6.3 per cent higher than a year ago – before the pandemic really hit – and that he believes that the latest USD1,400 stimulus payment and relaxation of Covid containment measures will increase the opportunities to spend.