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SP Funds has expanded its suite of Sharia-compliant funds with the launch of The SP Funds S&P Global Technology ETF (SPTE) on the New York Stock Exchange. As North America’s largest family of Shariah-compliant exchange-traded funds (ETFs), SP Funds aims to provide investors access to cutting-edge technological advancements through SPTE.
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DWS has launched a new Xtrackers ETF that focuses on equities in the Nordic region, which is part of its suite of Paris-aligned climate ETFs in Europe.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments has launched the Columbia Research Enhanced Real Estate ETF (NYSEARCA: CRED), expanding its exchange-traded fund (ETF) offering. The fund tracks a custom, proprietary index that is designed to outperform the FTSE Nareit All Equity REITs Index by selecting securities based on research and modifying market cap weighting to emphasise income and geographic opportunity.
Mackenzie Investments has returned to the NEO Exchange with the launch of the Mackenzie Corporate Knights Global 100 Index ETF, which will trade under the symbol MCKG. The ETF aims to replicate the performance of the Corporate Knights Global 100 Index and contains equity securities of issuers from across the globe.
CIRCA5000 has announced its plans to launch a range of ETFs that focus on making a positive impact, becoming the first to offer portfolio coverage of the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Global asset management firm Invesco has introduced a series of global sector exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that aim to enhance their environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) profiles, as well as reduce carbon emissions. The four ETFs, named Invesco S&P World Sector ESG UCITS ETFs, will track the performance of the S&P Developed Ex-Korea LargeMidCap ESG Enhanced Sector Indices, created by S&P Dow Jones Indices for sustainable sector investing. The ETFs fall under Article 8 of the EU’s Sustainable Financial Disclosure Regulation, indicating their ESG focus.
Alternative Investments/ESG: A New UBS ETF Gives Exposure To Dividend-Paying Swiss Companies With High ESG Scores
UBS Asset Management has launched a new ETF on the SIX Swiss Exchange, providing investors with ESG-enhanced exposure to dividend-paying Swiss stocks.
Japan’s $1.4 trillion Government Pension Investment Fund (GPIF) has allocated $3.7 billion to track the Morningstar Japan ex-REIT Gender Diversity Tilt Index, according to reports. The index aims to promote gender diversity in companies by emphasizing those that have strong policies rooted in their corporate culture and provide equal opportunities to all employees.
Alternative Investments/ESG: Harbor Capital’s New ETF Invests In Smaller Companies With Happy Workers
Harbor Capital Advisors has launched a new ETF named Harbor Corporate Culture Small Cap ETF (HAPS) to provide investors exposure to small-cap companies with strong human capital factor scores. The HAPS ETF measures corporate culture and its connection to future equity performance through proprietary research and employee survey data, and other publicly available grassroots sources such as employee reviews. The underlying thesis is that there is a correlation between contented employees and favorable stock performance of smaller firms.
Alternative Investments/Real Estate: According To DoubleLine, The Time For Investing In Commercial Real Estate Is Now
DoubleLine Capital LP, a $92 billion asset manager, sees opportunities in the commercial real estate market despite concerns over the industry’s outlook. According to Morris Chen, who manages the recently launched DoubleLine Commercial Real Estate exchange-traded fund (NYSEARCA: DCMB), the current negative sentiment has created an attractive entry point for higher-quality credit.
VanEck has launched a new thematic equity exchange-traded fund (ETF) called the VanEck Robotics ETF (IBOT), which offers global exposure to the leading companies in the robotics industry. The ETF tracks the performance of MarketVector Index’s BlueStar Robotics Index, which provides pure play exposure to the robotics industry.
Alternative Investments/ESG: DWS Xtrackers Launches $2B Climate Equity ETF Anchored By Finland Insurer
DWS, a leading asset manager, has announced the launch of Xtrackers MSCI USA Climate Action Equity ETF (NYSE: USCA), which aims to provide investors exposure to large and mid-cap companies in the US that are taking the lead in climate positive steps in their industry group.
ETC Group, a specialist in crypto ETPs, is launching a new product on Deutsche Börse Xetra that will provide investors with physically backed exposure to a basket of leading digital assets. The ETC Group MSCI Digital Assets Select 20 ETP (DA20 GY) is expected to launch in April and will be the first crypto-linked ETP to be based on an MSCI index.
Swiss gold trading house MKS PAMP has partnered with UBS to launch the world’s first carbon-neutral gold ETF, which is backed by carbon-neutral gold bars sourced from MKS PAMP and certified by the Carbon Trust. The initiative will allow climate risk-oriented clients to invest in certified gold that meets strict environmental criteria and reduce the carbon footprint of their portfolios.
Alternative Investments/ESG: Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Unveils Climate Plan For Achieving Net Zero In Its Portfolio By 2050
The Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) plans to invest nearly US$17 billion in green investments by 2030 to reduce the carbon footprint of its portfolio, as part of its strategy to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
Digital Assets: Terraform Co-Founder Do Kwon, On The Lam For Months, Allegedly Arrested In Montenegro
A person believed to be Do Kwon, the CEO of Terraform Labs, a cryptocurrency operator that went bankrupt, has been apprehended by authorities in Montenegro. The country’s Interior Minister, Filip Adzic, disclosed the news via a tweet on Thursday.
Sprott Asset Management has launched the Sprott Nickel Miners ETF (NASDAQ: NIKL), the only US-listed ETF focused on nickel mining companies providing a mineral critical for the clean energy transition.
Digital Assets: Bitwise Launches A Bitcoin Futures ETF That Takes A Leaf Out Of Rollovers In The Energy Market
Bitwise Asset Management has launched the Bitwise Bitcoin Strategy Optimum Roll ETF (BITC), which will provide investors with professionally managed exposure to Bitcoin through an “optimum roll” strategy.
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.
Amundi has introduced two new funds to its lineup of ETFs designed to combat climate change. These funds are focused on small-cap equity markets in Europe and the developed Pacific region. The Amundi MSCI Pacific ESG Climate Net Zero Ambition CTB UCITS ETF and Amundi MSCI Europe Small Cap ESG Climate Net Zero Ambition CTB UCITS ETF have been added to the Deutsche Börse Xetra in euros.
BNP Paribas Asset Management has launched two new ESG-oriented fixed income ETFs, each with an expense ratio of 0.15%. The BNP Paribas Easy JPM ESG EMU Government Bond IG 1-3Y ETF tracks the JP Morgan ESG EMU Government Bond IG 1-3 Year Index, while the BNP Paribas Easy Euro Aggregate Bond SRI Fossil Free ETF is linked to the Bloomberg MSCI Euro Aggregate ex Fossil Fuel SRI Select Index.
Alternative Investments/ESG: A New Franklin Templeton ETF Targets Stocks In Decarbonizing EM Countries
Franklin Templeton has launched the Franklin MSCI Emerging Markets Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF, which will track the MSCI Emerging Markets Climate Paris Aligned Index. This index spans large- and mid-cap stocks in 24 emerging regions that are taking active steps to decarbonize their economies.
Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched the Goldman Sachs Community Municipal Bond ETF, which aims to maximize tax efficiency by providing exposure to investment-grade, tax-exempt municipal securities.
Fred Alger Management, LLC has launched the Alger Weatherbie Enduring Growth ETF (NYSEARCA: AWEG), a vehicle suited for investors looking for quality growth stocks that also score well on ESG parameters. The new ETF is a non-transparent, actively managed ETF that will run with a portfolio of 30 or fewer growth stocks.
Alternative Investments/ESG: A New ETF From First Trust Seeks Out Companies In Democratic EM Countries
First Trust Advisors has launched a new fund, the First Trust Bloomberg Emerging Market Democracies ETF (NYSEARCA: EMDM), which focuses on companies in emerging market countries with high regard for political rights and civil liberties.