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The JPMorgan Realty Income Fund, an open-ended mutual fund which was in operation since January 1, 1998, has converted to the JPMorgan Realty Income ETF with effect from the close of business of May 20, 2022. The ETF seeks to provide high total investment return through a combination of capital appreciation and current income.
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Relative Sentiment Technologies LLC has launched the Relative Sentiment Tactical Allocation ETF (NYSEARCA: MOOD) on the New York Stock Exchange. The ETF seeks to generate long term capital appreciation by tactically investing in other ETFs that invest in equity, bond, and gold based on “relative sentiment” factors. Relative sentiment measures the difference in sentiment between institutional and retail investors.
Alternative Investments/Real Estate: The Principal Real Estate Active Opportunities ETF Starts Trading Today
Principal Global Investors has launched today its first semi-transparent ETF focusing on the non-traditional property sectors of the publicly traded U.S. real estate market: The Principal Real Estate Active Opportunities ETF (NYSEARCA: BYRE) is an actively managed fund seeking total return.
Simplify Asset Management has launched the Simplify Macro Strategy ETF (NYSEARCA: FIG) offering it to investors as a total portfolio solution through exposure to a diversified set of risk drivers. By utilizing a combination of equity futures, put options, and call options, the new ETF aims to provide core equity exposure that is hedged and positively convex.
Grayscale Investments’ first European ETF, the Grayscale Future of Finance UCITS ETF, will list on European bourses and offer investors exposure to companies that are at the intersection of finance, technology, and digital assets and building the digital economy.
Asset management firm Krane Funds Advisors launched the KraneShares Global Carbon Offset Strategy ETF (NYSEARCA: KSET) on the New York Stock Exchange on April 27. The ETF provides investors with exposure to the voluntary carbon market by tracking carbon offset futures contracts traded on the CME, the largest derivative exchange in the world.
Alternative Investments/ESG: State Street Global Advisors Introduces Paris Aligned Climate ETFs Supported By Early Investor UCLA
State Street Global Advisors have launched the SPDR MSCI USA Climate Paris Aligned ETF (NZUS) and SPDR MSCI ACWI Climate Paris Aligned ETF (NZAC) that are intended to help investors achieve thier climate ambitions. The ETFs are geared toward the growing number of investors interested in addressing climate change in their portfolios, both to mitigate climate risk and to invest in climate solutions.
Alternative investment asset manager AXS Investments launched the AXS 2X Innovation ETF (NASDAQ: TARK), a 2X leveraged product focused on companies involved in transformational industries, such as fintech, autonomous vehicles, genomics and next-gen internet.
Pacer ETFs has announced the launch of its all-new Pacer BlueStar Engineering the Future ETF (BULD) that tracks the BlueStar Global Robotics & 3D Printing Index. Accordingly, the ETF targets manufacturing and engineering developments leading to The Fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0, which is characterized by disruptive industrial automation, and dependency on 3D printing and robotics.
Merk Investments announced the Merk Stagflation ETF (NYSEARCA: STGF) which focuses on investments that would benefit from stagflation, or a situation comprising high and persistent inflation amidst weak economic growth. These investments are a dynamic basket of inflation hedges in the sectors of real estate, oil, bullion, and Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS).
RBC iShares has expanded its ETFs suite with the launch of four new Megatrend ETFs focused on the transformational themes of exponential technologies, clean energy, immunology and healthcare, and cybersecurity.
The AdvisorShares Drone Technology ETF (NYSEARCA: UAV) has commenced trading from April 27, according to an announcement from AdvisorShares, a sponsor of active ETFs. The ETF offers investment opportunities in the commercial drone economy including drones and autonomous vehicles (AVs).
BlackRock has launched the iShares Emergent Food and AgTech Multisector ETF (IVEG) and the iShares Blockchain and Tech ETF (IBLC) as a part of its Megatrends range of products.
“The expansion of our megatrends line-up today reflects the power of the millennial and rise of the self-directed investor, whose buying habits have reshaped mainstream consumer behaviors, and in turn, the companies in which they invest,” said Rachel Aguirre, Head of U.S. iShares Product at BlackRock. “We believe the moment is now to embrace these forward-looking investment themes before the market recognizes their full potential.”
Alternative Investments/Digital: An ETP That Combines Gold And Bitcoin Now Trades On A Swiss Exchange
The new ETP from ByteTree Asset Management and 21Shares is based on the principle that in inflationary times such as these, “BOLD is the 60/40.” That’s because it balances a risk-on asset (bitcoin) with a risk-off asset (gold). The 21Shares ByteTree Bold Index ETP (BOLD) is the first exchange traded product (ETP) to combine gold and bitcoin in a single fund.
Northern Trust’s FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds has introduced a new sustainable and low carbon ETF investing in emerging market (EM) equities. The new ETF, the FlexShares ESG & Climate Emerging Markets Core Index Fund (FEEM), is an expansion of FlexShares’ bouquet of climate-friendly ETFs launched in September and including U.S. large cap equities, developed markets ex-U.S. equities, and two fixed-income ETFs.
HSBC Asset Management has introduced a Europe ex UK Sustainable Equity Ucits ETF, classified as an Article 8 product under the EU’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR). The HSBC Europe ex UK Sustainable Equity UCITS ETF expands its sustainable range after the recent launches of the firm’s Paris Aligned Benchmark and fixed income sustainable ranges.
Blockchain startup IO Investment Academy is giving investors the opportunity to invest small amounts in a $500 million, blockchain-focused hedge fund that delivered a 300% return rate in 2021 and had an investment minimium starting at $100,000. This first DeFi NFT project is introducing fractional investment into the blockchain world to completely rewrite the traditional investing process.
Finnish pension insurance company Varma has invested EUR 300 million in the NEXT FUNDS Solactive Japan ESG Core Index ETF that was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on April 8. The ETF, custom-designed for Varma, is the largest ever environmentally responsible ETF to be listed in Japan.
A bitcoin ETF could debut Down Under following its approval by ASX Clear, the country’s primary clearing house for capital markets. Four market participants (one retail, four institutional) agreed to stump up the hefty 42% margin required for settlement risks. A seven-day notice period now kicks in, and at the end of that, the bitcoin ETF from Cosmos Asset Management could begin trading as early as April 27 on Cboe’s Australian trading venue.
Speaking to CNBC on Monday, Allianz Chief Economic Advisor Mohamed El-Erian said bitcoin is likely to move higher when the Fed responds to inflation. He commented: “That’s what you get when you’ve waited too long to recognize what inflation is and to take action.”