Evolve Funds Group (Evolve) has launched what is says are the world's first ETFs to bring carbon neutrality to traditional indices through the newly formed Evolve CleanBeta series.
CI Global Asset Management (CI GAM) has completed the merger of CI Galaxy Bitcoin Fund (BTCG), a closed-end investment fund, into CI Galaxy Bitcoin ETF (BTCX).
Digital investment specialist firm Osprey Funds has launched the Osprey Polkadot Trust for private placement. DOT, the native token of the Polkadot network, has a market capitalisation of over USD31 billion and is the eighth largest cryptocurrency.
David Mann (pictured), Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has been contemplating the hybrid nature of ETFs and the importance of considering trading volume when selecting them. Investors traditionally take into account ETF trading volume when they are selecting an ETF, he says, but these days investors might be trading over different time frames.
From the Swiss hedge fund and commodities firm, Diapason Commodities Management, comes Compass Financial Technologies, the index provider which already provides crypto index solutions on USD5 billion of crypto assets.
Franklin Templeton has appointed Andrew Conroy as Vice President, ETF Capital Markets. Conroy will report to David Mann, Senior Vice President, Head of ETF Capital Markets, and will be based in New York.
Ninepoint Partners has completed the conversion of Bitcoin Trust from a closed-end investment fund into an ETF.
FusionIQ, an investment research and technology provider, has unlocked access to over one million fixed income investment products for its clients through YieldX’s InPaas API. The InPaaS API is a portfolio construction tool that optimises fixed income ETFs and closed-end funds for a desired income or yield target with the lowest risk and expense ratio.
Evolve Funds Group Inc (Evolve) has launched the Evolve FANGMA Index ETF (TECH).
VanEck offered a new take on investing in the digital assets space this week, with the listing of the VanEck Vectors Digital Assets Equity UCITS ETF on the LSE which gives investors diversified access to companies operating in the crypto and blockchain industries rather than actual cryptocurrencies. LGIM debuted a Global Thematic fund aimed at giving UK investors access to multiple investment themes such as technology and energy. Elsewhere, iShares turned its eye to Germany, launching three new ETFs on Xetra and Borse Frankfurt providing investors with access to the most important benchmarks of the German equity market. In the US, Schwab Asset Management listed the Schwab International Dividend Equity ETF on the NYSE Arca seeking to track the Dow Jones international Dividend 100 Index. Finally, Van Harbor Capital Advisors entered the ETF market this week, announcing the launch of the Harbor Scientific Alpha High-Yield ETF and the Harbor Scientific Alpha Income ETF in the autumn.