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The global alternative investment space now sits at more than $9 trillion in global assets, and we’re just getting started. Roughly 40% of RIAs are using alternative investments. With the RIA space expanding and alternative investment demand rising among investors – a surge in data, news, and opinion will continue. This channel cuts through the noise to give you the most important actionable insight.

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Alternative Investments/ESG: Fidelity Debuts Climate-Focused, Global Bond ETF In Europe

March 21, 2023

Fidelity International has launched a new fixed income ETF in Europe, targeting climate-conscious investors. The Fidelity Global Government Bond Climate Aware UCITS ETF is designed to provide exposure to a portfolio of local currency government bonds issued across the world while delivering an immediate reduction in the carbon emissions profile compared to similar market cap-weighted benchmarks.


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Alternative Investments/ESG: Element Launches ETF Focused On Future Energy Metals

January 6, 2023

RBB Fund Complex, a turnkey ETF and mutual fund solution that permits an investment adviser to focus on its core competency of asset management, has launched the Element EV, Solar & Battery Materials (Lithium, Nickel, Copper, Cobalt) Futures Strategy ETF (NYSE: CHRG). Element ETFs, LLC is a newly launched investment adviser to CHRG, which seeks to provide actively-managed exposure to the core commodities essential to the production of electric vehicles, battery energy storage systems, and other renewable infrastructure.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Subversive Launches Decarbonization ETF

January 5, 2023

Subversive Capital Advisor launched the Subversive Decarbonization ETF (BATS: DKRB), an actively managed thematic focused exchange traded fund offering access to stocks that are involved in decarbonizing the energy sector. That includes investments in nuclear, wind, solar, and more efficient uses of oil and gas. Additionally, it also includes supporting the underlying decarbonization infrastructure, the technology, and tools necessary to decarbonize the global energy supply chain.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Global X ETFs Australia Launches Low Cost Carbon ETF

January 5, 2023

Australia’s lowest cost carbon ETF made its debut last month courtesy of Global X ETFs Australia, the Australia-based ETF provider that is a member of Mirae Asset Financial Group. The Global X Global Carbon ETF (GCO2) provides exposure to the price of carbon as driven by the world’s biggest and most developed emission trading schemes. (ESG CLARITY)

Alternative Investments/ESG: Franklin Templeton Launches Sustainable Infra ETF

January 5, 2023

The ClearBridge Sustainable Infrastructure Exchange-Traded Fund launched by Franklin Templeton seeks to invest in income-generating infrastructure assets with strong environmental, social and governance attributes and stable cash flows. The fund may invest in the physical assets necessary for communities and economies to function and grow, including transportation, electricity, energy infrastructure, water, sewage, communications and renewables.

Alternative Investments/ESG: TrueMark And Eagle Global Launch ETF Focused On Renewable Energy Infrastructure

December 12, 2022

TrueMark Investments and Eagle Global Advisors have launched the TrueShares Eagle Global Renewable Energy Income ETF (NYSEARCA: RNWZ), an actively managed ETF designed to offer investors core renewables exposure and stable income by investing in renewables infrastructure companies.

Alternative Investments/ESG: BlackRock Debuts iShares Global Equity SRI ETF

December 9, 2022

BlackRock has launched the iShares MSCI ACWI SRI UCITS ETF (SAWI) listed on Euronext and the Deutsche Boerse. It provides exposure to broadly diversified companies, combining developed and emerging markets exposure for added diversification.

Alternative Investments/Digital: BlackRock Launches Metaverse ETF

December 9, 2022

BlackRock has issued the iShares Metaverse UCITS ETF, which offers investors an ESG-screened exposure to small, mid, and large capitalization developed and emerging market companies which invest in the development of certain metaverse related technologies such as virtual reality, 3D image modelling, avatar, graphics processing unit, blockchain and non-fungible tokens.

Alternative Investments/Real Estate: Dimensional Launches Global Real Estate ETF

December 8, 2022

Dimensional Fund Advisors has added a real estate ETF to its ETF line-up. The Dimensional Global Real Estate ETF offers investors the opportunity to invest in a variety of US and international real estate equities. The fund is a systematic active transparent ETFs built on Dimensional’s foundational investment approach that the firm has continuously refined over its 41-year history.

Alternative Investments/ESG: DWS Launches Paris-Aligned Emerging Market Equity ETF

December 6, 2022

DWS has launched the Xtrackers Emerging Markets Net Zero Pathway Paris Aligned UCITS ETF listed on Deutsche Boerse and the London Stock Exchange, with other exchanges to follow. Providing exposure to emerging market equities the ETF aims to achieve 50% lower carbon use amongst its constituents.

Alternative Investments: Nicholas Wealth Management Launches Fixed Income Alternative ETF

December 2, 2022

Nicholas Wealth Management has launched its inaugural ETF. The Nicholas Fixed Income Alternative ETF (FIAX US), listed on NYSE Arca, will provide investors with income from short-term US Treasuries as well as an options-based sleeve.

Alternative Investments/ESG: ProShares Launches New ETF For Opportunities In Battery Metals

December 2, 2022

ProShares has launched the ProShares S&P Global Core Battery Metals ETF ION which will invest in companies that supply the raw metals needed to power the batteries used in the rising number of electric vehicles, laptops, smartphones, and energy storage devices. These are typically metals such as lithium, nickel, or cobalt used in the batteries required to power electric vehicles and other devices.

Alternative Investments/AI: Global X Japan Debuts ETF For Autonomous And Electric Vehicles

November 28, 2022

Global X Japan has launched the Global X Autonomous & EV ETF on the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TYO: 2867). The thematic ETF targets opportunities in the rapidly evolving automotive industry due to the disruption of the internal combustion engine by autonomous and electric modes of transport.

Alternative Investments/ESG: HSBC Lists Five Shariah-Compliant ESG Equity ETFs On European Exchanges

November 28, 2022

Five new ETFs from HSBC aim to provide investors with exposure to ESG-enhanced, Shariah-compliant exposure to stocks. Two of the new ETFs are already listed on the London Stock Exchange, SIX Swiss Exchange, or Euronext Paris.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Investment Advisory Wahed Launches Shariah And US Equity ETP

November 21, 2022

A new ETP (Exchange Traded Product) launched by Wahed, a registered investment advisor focused on Halal investments, will invest in US stocks that have passed through a screening process to determine their Shariah status. The ETP, named the Wahed FTSE USA Shariah ETF, has listed on the LSE.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Vanguard Unveils ESG Corporate Bond ETFs In Europe

November 21, 2022

Vanguard, the fund manager with assets of over $8 trillion under management, has launched two ESG-tilted, corporate bond ETFs denominated in EUR and USD respectively, for European investors. The funds are listed on the London Stock Exchange, Deutsche Boerse, Borsa Italiana, SIX Swiss and Euronext Amsterdam bourses.

Alternative Investments/ESG: BlackRock Debuts An Environmentally Focused REIT ETF

November 21, 2022

iShares, the ETF unit of BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), launched last week the iShares Environmentally Aware Real Estate ETF (NASDAQ: ERET). The ETF will invest in REIT and real estate holding and development companies that have a sustainability focus and are environment-friendly – specifically, companies with an increased exposure to green certification and energy efficiency. According to the Fund, buildings are the source of 37% of global carbon emissions.

Alternative Investments/AI: Arta Finance Nabs $90M For Opening Up An AI-Powered Family Office To All Comers

November 4, 2022

Arta, a Mountain View, Calif., based startup that calls itself a Digital Family Office, has come out of stealth and announced a raise of over $90 million from Sequoia Capital India, Ribbit Capital, Coatue Management and more than 140 angel investors.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Hypatia, A New Fund Manager, Files For ETF On Women CEOs

November 3, 2022

Hypatia Capital Management boasts of a network of CEO-Level women, asset managers, and public board members that form its collaborative platform. The firm has formulated the Hypatia Women CEO Index (HWCEO), which is designed to measure the performance of female leadership in publicly traded companies. Hypatia has filed with the SEC for the launch of the Hypatia Women CEO ETF (ticker WCEO).

Alternative Investments/ESG: Dimensional Announces Equity ETFs Targeting Carbon Emissions

November 3, 2022

Dimensional Fund Advisors launched three new ETFs offering broadly diversified exposure to U.S., developed international, and emerging markets equities while applying climate-focused sustainability considerations – in particular, a reduction in carbon emissions exposure. The ETFs were listed on the NYSE on Wednesday and have net expense ratios varying from 0.18% to 0.41%.

Alternative Investments: Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) Of Illinois Plugs $1.5B Into Alternative Investments

November 1, 2022

Teachers Retirement Systems (TRS) said its long-term funded ratio rose 1.3% during fiscal year 2022 to 43.8%, above TRS’ average funded ratio of 40.7% over the past decade. The Teachers’ Retirement System (TRS) of the State of Illinois said it allocated nearly $1.5 billion to alternative investments, out of the $2.6 billion it committed since…

Alternative Investments/ESG: VanEck Launches Thematic ETF Focusing On The Circular Economy

October 27, 2022

VanEck Asset Management has launched the VanEck Circular Economy UCITS ETF (REUS), a thematic ETF focusing on the circular economy that keeps materials, products, and services in circulation for as long possible. The ETF is listed on the London Stock Exchange.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Global X Launches Green Metals ETF In Australia

October 26, 2022

Global X ETFs Australia, which is a part of international investment manager Mirae Asset Financial, has launched the Global X Green Metal Miners ETF (ASX: GMTL). The new ETF provides investors with exposure to international companies producing critical metals for clean energy infrastructure and technologies, including lithium, copper, nickel, rare earths and cobalt. These are all minerals used extensively in the production, transmission and storage of renewable energy, and which will be instrumental in worldwide efforts to fight global warming as governments and companies alike strive to reach net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.

Alternative Investments/ESG: IndexIQ Launches High Yield And Equity ESG Funds

October 25, 2022

IndexIQ has launched the IQ MacKay ESG High Income ETF (IQHI) and the IQ Candriam ESG U.S. Mid Cap Equity ETF (IQSM). The funds expand further the firm’s existing lineup of ESG investment solutions.

Alternative Investments/ESG: VanEck Launches “Green Infrastructure” Equity ETF

October 20, 2022

VanEck, an asset manager with $60.8 billion under management, announced the launch of of VanEck Green Infrastructure ETF (NASDAQ: RNEW), an equity ETF offering exposure to companies that would address the huge opportunity in making U.S. infrastructure more “green” and sustainable.