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Sprott Funds filed Tuesday to launch the Sprott Energy Transition Materials ETF, an ETF that would invest in securities of companies engaged in activities relating to energy transition materials.
The iShares MSCI Water Management Multisector ETF (NASDAQ: IWTR), a new ETF from iShares launched on Thursday, focuses on water sustainability and invests across the globe given that 41% of the world is in areas facing high or very high levels of water shortage.
Alternative Investments/ESG: Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund Norges Bank Places Nine More Companies on ESG Blacklist
Norges Bank is Norway’s central bank and also manages its $ 1.2 trillion Government Pension Fund Global. As a part of its governance procedures, the pension funds Council on Ethics periodically reviews the portfolio to identify companies that would qualify for exclusion under its strict climate guidelines. Based on recommendations from this council, Norges Bank has placed another nine companies on its exclusion list for investment.
The Carbon Collective Climate Solutions U.S. Equity ETF (NASDAQ: CCSO) from Carbon Collective Investing invests in about 200 companies in sectors such as clean energy, electrified transportation, efficient buildings, circular economy, sustainable food, and industrial electrification. The companies maybe of any market capitalisation but must be dedicated to solving climate change.
Strive Asset Management has launched the Strive ETF 500 (NYSE: STRV), a fund that provides diversified large-cap exposure to established U.S. corporations and mandates the fund manager to engage with corporates on behalf of investors.
ETC Group is launching a new physically backed Ethereum ETP, the ETHWetc–ETC Group Physical EthereumPoW (ZETW GY) on the Deutsche Börse Xetra on 16 September, shortly after the hard fork occurs.
After the fork, the PoS chain will continue with ether (ETH) as its native chain, while the PoW chain will have a new token titled ETHW.
Carbon Fund Advisors has launched the Carbon Strategy ETF (NYSE:KARB) designed for investors to obtain exposure to the global compliance carbon markets that comprise emissions trading systems established by various authorities for deriving a price on greenhouse gas emissions. These markets have surged from $ 220 billion in $ 2018 to $ 899 billion in 2021.
The WisdomTree Blockchain UCITS ETF (WBLK), which tracks the WisdomTree Blockchain index, offers exposure to companies with a primary focus on blockchain and crypto technologies. Launched in Europe, the ETF trades on the Deutsche Boerse and Borsa Italiana and will also list on the London Stock Exchange on 14 September.
Global X ETFs has launched the Global X Disruptive Materials UCITS ETF, which will invest in companies with operations linked to any of the following ten disruptive materials categories: Carbon fiber, cobalt, copper, graphene & graphite, lithium, manganese, nickel, platinum & palladium, rare earth elements, and zinc.
Invesco has launched the Invesco Wind Energy UCITS ETF and Invesco Hydrogen Economy UCITS ETF in advancement of the thesis that the sharp rise in fossil-sourced energy costs adds to the rationale for renewable energy, even beyond environmental concerns.
Alternative Investments: Direxion Launches Inverse ETFs To Bet Against Amazon, Google, And Microsoft
Direxion, provider of tradeable and thematic ETFs, announced the launch of an additional six single stock leveraged and inverse ETFs, listing on the NASDAQ. These new ETFs follow on Direxion’s previously introduced four single stock leveraged and inverse ETFs, namely TSLL, TSLS, AAPU, and AAPD.
Alternative Investments/ESG: Emerge Canada Launches Five Sustainable ETFs Under Its EMPWR Program For Women-Led Managers
Emerge Canada launched a new, proprietary EMPWR program that includes separate account strategies, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds available to investors in both Canada and the US. The program promotes sustainable investing while supporting women-led investment managers.
DWS has launched three new ETFs as an extension of its existing suite of climate-focused ETFs. To be listed in Europe, the three new Paris-aligned equity ETFs provide large and mid-cap exposure to stocks from the US, Europe, and Japan. The new ETFs are the Xtrackers USA Net Zero Pathway Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (XNUS GY), which comes with an expense ratio of 0.10%, and the Xtrackers Europe Net Zero Pathway Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (XEPA GY) and Xtrackers Japan Net Zero Pathway Paris Aligned UCITS ETF (XNJP GY), both of which are priced at 0.15%.
Alternative Investments/ESG: AXA Investment Managers Launches ETF Platform For Responsible Investments
AXA Investment Managers has launched an ETF platform with two active UN SDG (United Nations Sustainable Development Goals) aligned ETFs, classified as Article 9 funds under SFDR regulation. To focus on climate and biodiversity themes, the two ETFs will offer investors the twin benefits of long-term financial growth as well as a positive impact on the environment. The platform would also feature active strategies and enhanced liquidity for investors.
The new ETF from TD Asset Management offers access to the global carbon credit marketplace. The TD Global Carbon Credit Index ETF (TCBN) launched by TD Asset Management offers investors the opportunity to participate in the returns from investments in global ‘cap-and-trade’ carbon emission credits, as measured by the Solactive Global Carbon Credit CAD Hedged…
Alternative Investments/Digital: The Rex Short MSTR ETF Allows Investors To Bet Against Michael Saylor’s MicroStrategy Inc
Here’s a proxy bet on a further fall in bitcoin, which is already down about 70% from its life highs reached in November 2021: Though it is difficult for average investors to short bitcoin [or MicroStrategy (NASDAQ: MSTR), one of the biggest listed investors in bitcoin], they can obtain a bearish exposure to either by buying units of the Rex Short MSTR ETF, an inverse ETF.
Artificial Intelligence: AI Detects Hidden Swimming Pools, Leads French Taxmen To Millions In Revenue
An AI software developed by Google (NASDAQ: GOOGL) and French consulting firm Capgemini (EPA: CAP) deployed as an experiment by French tax authorities resulted in a handsome payoff after it detected more than 20,000 undeclared private swimming pools from aerial images of nine French regions.
Alternative Investments/ESG: NBA Superstar Giannis Antetokounmpo Partners With Calamos On Sustainable ETF
NBA superstar and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, also known as the “Greek Freak,” has partnered with Illinois-based Calamos Advisors on a stock ETF that has a sustainable edge. Titled the Calamos Antetokounmpo Sustainable Equities Fund, the new ETF will invest only in firms that comply with ESG standards determined internally.
The Global X Bloomberg MSCI Asia Ex Japan Green Bond ETF, launched by Mirae Asset Global Investments, provides investors an opportunity to invest in investment grade, USD denominated green bonds from issuers located in Asia, but excluding Japan. The fund commenced trading on the Hong Kong Exchange on Friday. The fund has the distinction of being the world’s first ETF to provide access to green bonds of the Asia (Ex Japan) region. It is also Mirae’s first fixed income ETF.
Alternative Investments/ESG: Inspire Advances The Biblically Responsible Investing (BRI) Movement With New ETF
Inspire Investing, which is the world’s largest provider of biblically responsible ETFs, has launched the Inspire Fidelis Multi-Factor ETF, a faith-based fund comprised of 100 high-quality, biblically aligned companies seeking growth and momentum purchased at a reasonable price.