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ESG ETFs continue to pull in the assets

ESG ETFs continue to pull in the assets

Sustainability continues to drive ETF assets, both in bonds and equities and two firms have reported their ESG assets reaching record levels this week, with BlackRock’s iShares Sustainable UCITS EMEA ETF range crossing USD50 billion in assets, with Q1 2021 inflows of USD10 billion almost tripling the pace of asset gathering in the same quarter of 2020, and UBS Asset Management’s Sustainable Development Bank Bonds UCITS ETF reaching USD1 billion in assets. 

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ETC Group enjoys one of the most successful launches with its crypto products

ETC Group enjoys one of the most successful launches with its crypto products

Last June saw the launch of a new bitcoin ETP from new issuers ETC Group, working through the HANetf white label platform. That ETP, the BTCetc Physical Bitcoin Exchange Traded Crypto, plus its two crypto siblings, one based on ether and the other on litecoin, have now raised USD1.5 billion in capital, making the arrival of this fledgling firm one of the most successful ever.