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Global ETF launches 27.08-03.09.20

Global ETF launches 27.08-03.09.20

This week’s new ETF launches include a couple of crypto-related firsts – the launch by 21Shares of the first short bitcoin ETP on Xetra and the admission of the first bitcoin ETP on the official ‘regulated’ market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Elsewhere, Rize launched two new thematic ETFs – food production and digital learning – Vanguard debuted three new bond funds, and AdvisorShares launched the Pure US Cannabis ETF.

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PAWZ for thought on pet care investment

PAWZ for thought on pet care investment

ProShares Pet Care ETF (PAWZ) has enjoyed a good year so far, with performance of over 11 per cent year to date, achieved on a wave of resilience that reflects, the firm says, the critical role of companion animals in pet owners’ lives during social distancing, as adoption and foster applications reached record highs.

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PwC Ireland’s ETF report calls for the unlocking of further potential for ETFs across Europe

PwC Ireland’s ETF report calls for the unlocking of further potential for ETFs across Europe

PwC Ireland’s report published in August, entitled ‘ETFs: Unlocking further potential’, made quite the splash with its call to arms on four key areas that could improve European ETF trading and harness growth opportunities, with further development of Europe’s ETF trading infrastructure.