FTSE Russell has launched the ‘FTSE EU Climate Benchmarks Index Series’ a comprehensive range of climate-themed equity indexes aligned to the Paris Agreement.
Six years of growth has seen US ETF issuer Pacer achieve USD7.5 billion in assets under management in its range of rules-based ETFs.
Alveo integrates data services from ULTUMUS to help customers more quickly integrate Index and ETF information
ETF specialist firm ULTUMUS, and Alveo, providers of market data integration and analytics solutions for financial services, have announced a partnership to bring together ULTUMUS’s global ETF and index managed data service and Alveo’s data mastering solution Prime.
Leverage Shares is at it again, expanding its suite of Short and Leveraged (S&L) ETPs. The innovative provider is listing the first ever leveraged ETPs offering 3x geared and -1x inverse exposure to more investor favourites like Airbnb, Disney, Palantir, Peloton and a -3x inverse version of their flagship Tesla ETPs.
Jersey-based CoinShares has expanded its footprint into the equities market, buying the ETF index business from Elwood Technologies. Elwood had previously partnered with Invesco to launch the Invesco Elwood Global Blockchain Equity UCITS ETF, which provides exposure to internationally listed companies generating earnings from blockchain technology.
Saturna Capital and HANetf have today announced the launch of an actively manged, sustainable ETF, the Saturna Sustainable ESG Equity HANzero UCITS ETF (SESG) ‘SESG’. The ETF will launch via the HANetf platform and will list on the London Stock Exchange in early July.
The Iconic Funds' Physical Bitcoin ETP will be listed and begin trading on Euronext in Paris and Amsterdam on July 1, 2021. The ETP, physically backed by bitcoin, has a total expense ratio of 0.95%. The ETP is issued by Iconic Funds BTC ETN GmbH, a subsidiary of Iconic Funds GmbH (collectively branded as "Iconic Funds").
Milwaukee-based Robert W Baird & Co is an American multinational independent investment bank and financial services company, offering broker dealer services to institutions and asset managers, focused on the middle market arena, particularly single stock small and mid-cap companies.
Innovator Capital Management (Innovator) has launched the Innovator Defined Wealth Shield ETF (BALT) on the Cboe. BALT will use options on SPY (SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust) in seeking to provide exposure to the equity market, to a cap, while targeting a significant buffer against losses in SPY each calendar quarter.
ESG concerns dominated fund launches this week. Carbon offsetting specifically was a key theme, with BNP Paribas listing the BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 300 World PAC UCITS ETF, a thematic listed index fund offering savers an investment solution to reduce the carbon footprint of their portfolio, and Purpose Investment and HANetf launching Europe’s first carbon offset ETF on the LSE. HANetf also debuted new renewable energies and aviation thematic ETFs on Xetra, focusing on 50 companies worldwide that supply products for decentralised renewable power generation. IndexIQ launched a new ESG Core Plus Bond ETF in partnership with MacKay Shields, and iShares listed new sustainability-focused ETFs on Xetra, tracking the performance of medium-sized and large companies from the USA selected on the basis of standardised ESG exclusion filters. The first ESG-focused Gold Mining ETF is to launch on the LSE, allowing investors to access the gold mining sector in a responsible way. Finally, moving away from sustainable investing, 21Shares listed the Solana ETP on SIX Exchange, offering additional yield through staking rewards by validating transactions on the Solana blockchain.