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Alternative Investments/ESG: Healthcare Of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) Unveils Climate Plan For Achieving Net Zero In Its Portfolio By 2050

March 28, 2023

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.


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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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: HSBC Launches Four ESG ETFs Across Value And Small Caps

October 20, 2022

HSBC Asset Management has launched in London four ESG focused ETFs. Two of these are equity value-oriented and span World and Emerging Markets respectively. The other two are equity small-cap oriented and similarly invest across World and Emerging Markets.

Alternative Investments/ESG: New Paris-Aligned World Equity ETF From Goldman Sachs

October 19, 2022

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has launched the Goldman Sachs Paris-Aligned Climate World Equity UCITS ETF (WRLD) on the London Stock Exchange and Deutsche Boerse. WRLD is labelled ‘light green’ Article 8 under the Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Alternative Investments: Desjardins Launches New Long-Short Alternative ETF

October 17, 2022

Desjardins Global Asset Management Inc announced the launch of the new Desjardins Alt Long/Short Global Equity Markets ETF comprising two classes of units, the CA$ hedged units (“DAMG”) and the US$ hedged units (“DAMG.U”). The ETF, which joined the Desjardins Alternative ETFs line-up, began trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange with effect from October 14.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Harbor Capital Launches US Equity ETF Focusing On Corporate Culture

October 17, 2022

Harbor Capital Advisors, Inc. has launched the Harbor Corporate Culture ETF (NYSEARCA: HAPI) to give investors the ability to access the power of a company’s most important asset – its people, based on the premise that “doing the right thing pays and is strongly linked to future investment performance.”

Alternative Investments/ESG: VanEck Australia Launches Global Carbon Credits ETF

October 14, 2022

VanEck Australia has launched the VanEck Global Carbon Credits ETF (ASX:XCO2), a new global carbon credits based ETF that will allow retail investors in Australia exposure to international carbon credit markets. The ETF is a valuable diversification for these investors because the local bourse is heavily dominated by climate-sensitive sectors and companies in mining, energy and other resources.

Alternative Investments/ESG: KraneShares Launches ETF Focused On Metals Required For The Energy Transition

October 14, 2022

Asset management firm Kranes Funds Advisors LLC launched on Thursday the KraneShares Electrification Metals ETF (NYSE: KMET) on the New York Stock Exchange. The ETF offers exposure to the core metals expected to see strong demand from a range of electrification uses including EVs and their batteries, transmission and distribution grids, electrical wiring, and in solar panels and wind turbines.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Amundi Launches Paris-Aligned ETF Focused On Large And Mid-Cap Stocks Globally

October 11, 2022

Amundi has launched the Amundi MSCI ACWI SRI PAB UCITS ETF on the Deutsche Börse Xetra in US dollars (WELB GY) and euros (WELA GY). The new fund is linked to the MSCI ACWI SRI Filtered PAB Index which is constructed from the parent MSCI ACWI universe of large and mid-cap stocks from 23 developed market and 24 emerging market countries globally. The fund has an expense ratio of 0.20% and is classified as an Article 9 product under the European Union’s Sustainable Finance Disclosure Regulation (SFDR).

Alternative Investments/ESG: Thrivent Launches ESG ETF Focused On Small And Mid Caps

October 11, 2022

Thrivent Asset Management has launched the Thrivent Small-Mid Cap ESG ETF (NYSEARCA: TSME) an ESG-focused exchange traded fund that will invest in small- and mid-cap stocks. The actively managed fund will maintain a portfolio of small- and mid-cap stocks across the growth and value spectrums that meet certain criteria for environmental, social, and governance practices. It is the firm’s first ETF launch.

Alternative Investments/ESG: AXS Investments Launches A “Next Economy” Focused ETF

October 11, 2022

AXS Investments and Green Alpha Investments have partnered to launch the AXS Green Alpha ETF (NXTE) which will invest in the latter’s trademarked Next Economy™ philosophy and investment strategies, identifying companies poised to be leaders in the rapidly unfolding and expanding sustainable global economy, while possessing growth potential at attractive valuations.

Alternative Investments/Hedge Funds: Ex-Bridgewater Executive Launches Unlimited – A Hedge Fund Tracking ETF

October 11, 2022

Unlimited, a new investment firm purpose-built to give all investors exposure to the alpha-generating potential of alternative investment strategies without the high fees and adverse tax implication, has been launched by Bob Elliott, former member of the Investment Committee at Bridgewater Associates. The firm has debuted the Unlimited HFND Multi-Strategy Return Tracker ETF (NYSE: HFND), an actively managed fund which uses a sophisticated machine learning engine to track the gross-of-fees returns across several hedge fund indices.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Two New ESG-Focused ETFs From OneAscent

October 10, 2022

OneAscent promotes investments that make a positive impact and bless humanity through values-based investing. The asset manager has launched the OneAscent International Equity ETF (OAIM US) and OneAscent Emerging Markets ETF (OAEM US), both listed on NYSE Arca, and coming to market with $50 million and $20m in initial assets, respectively. The funds target companies making a positive impact on society.

Alternative Investments: Want To Bet Against Jim Cramer? An ETF For That On The Way

October 7, 2022

Tuttle Capital Management will soon launch the Long Cramer ETF (LJIM) and the Inverse Cramer ETF (SJIM), according to a Wednesday filing with the SEC. These ETFs will allow investors to take a long or short position respectively with reference to the stock picks proposed by popular television star Jim Cramer. Cramer is the host of the famous Mad Money weeknight show on CNBC, which reportedly had a viewership base of 150K round the year.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Fidelity Launches Ethereum Index Fund For Accredited Investors

October 6, 2022

The fund (not an ETF) has already amassed $5 million in assets. Fidelity Investments, the multi-trillion dollar asset manager, is launching the Fidelity Ethereum Index Fund, according to an Oct. 4 filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It will provide investors with exposure to ETH, or the Ether cryptocurrency. The new fund is housed…

Alternative Investments/Digital: Bitwise Asset Management Launches Web3 ETF

October 5, 2022

Bitwise Asset Management, the world’s leading crypto index fund manager with more than $1.3 billion in assets under management, has launched the Bitwise Web3 ETF (ticker: BWEB). The ETF will provide investors with exposure to companies that will ride the coming boom from Web3 – the third stage of the evolution of the internet.

Alternative Investments/ESG: BNP Paribas Launches Biodiversity Focused ETF In Europe

October 4, 2022

The BNP Paribas Easy ESG Eurozone Biodiversity Leaders PAB UCITS ETF, which offers investors exposure to companies with a lower potential impact on biodiversity than their peers, listed since 29 September on Euronext Paris and Deutsche Börse Xetra exchanges.

Alternative Investments/ESG: New CSOP ETF Listing On SGX Invests In Low Carbon Companies In The APAC Region

October 4, 2022

CSOP Asset Management has listed the CSOP CGS-CIMB FTSE Asia Pacific Low Carbon Index ETF on the SGX. The ETF is tradable in both SGD and USD currencies and offers investors the opportunities presented by low carbon transition in the APAC region with excellent diversification and tradability at a minimal investment of only USD 1.

Alternative Investments/ESG: New WisdomTree ETF Addresses Decarbonization Innovation In Auto Sector

October 4, 2022

WisdomTree has launched the WisdomTree Global Automotive Innovators UCITS ETF to provide investors with exposure to the theme of innovation in transportation covering the twin objectives of evolving mobility needs and the decarbonization of a sector that accounts for around 12% of greenhouse gas emissions.

Alternative Investments/DA: BlackRock Debuts Blockchain ETF In Europe

October 3, 2022

BlackRock (NYSE: BLK), the largest asset manager in the world, launched last week the iShares Blockchain Technology UCITS ETF [BLKC] targeted at European investors looking for exposure to blockchain and crypto technologies.

Alternative Investments/ESG: The Newday Sustainable Development Equity ETF

September 27, 2022

Newday offers portfolios addressing the world’s most pressing environmental and social issues including climate action, ocean health, clean water, diversity, equity and inclusion, wildlife conservation and animal welfare, and stakeholder capitalism. It manages its portfolios in alignment with the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (pictured above) to affect positive change. Earlier this month, it launched the Newday Sustainable Development Equity ETF (SDGS).

Alternative Investments/ESG: Sprott Files For An Energy Transition Materials ETF

September 23, 2022

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.