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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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Digital Assets: Bernstein Expects Glowing Future For Crypto Industry

September 26, 2023

Bernstein’s recent analysis indicates that the crypto fund management industry currently stands at approximately $45-50 billion in assets. However, the firm foresees a substantial growth potential, with expectations that it could burgeon to a staggering $500-650 billion within the next five years. This projection is rooted in the belief that the cryptocurrency industry is evolving from its current status as a relatively small “cottage industry” to becoming a formally regulated asset management sector.


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Alternative Investments/ESG: A New Franklin Templeton ETF Targets Stocks In Decarbonizing EM Countries

March 13, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Goldman Sachs Launches Muni Bonds ETF With ESG Focus

March 10, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Alger Debuts ESG-Focused Growth Equity ETF

March 9, 2023

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

March 7, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: The Energy And Remediation ETF From Horizon Kinetics Rides Two Boats

February 24, 2023

Horizon Kinetics has unveiled the Horizon Kinetics Energy and Remediation ETF (NYSEARCA: NVIR), a fund listed on the New York Stock Exchange that aims to strike a balance between meeting global energy needs and investing in existing remediation technology. The actively managed fund will hold both attractive, carbon-based energy companies and remediation companies that use existing technology to generate carbon-based energy in a more environmentally sensitive manner.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Global X Debuts ESG-Focused, Options-Based ETFs

February 23, 2023

Global X ETFs, a company based in New York that offers exchange-traded funds (ETFs), has revealed the introduction of two new funds. These funds, the Global X S&P 500 ESG Covered Call ETF (XYLE) and the Global X Nasdaq 100 ESG Covered Call ETF (QYLE), add to the company’s range of options-based funds.

Alternative Investments/ESG: BNY Mellon To Launch ETF Focused On Empowerment Of Women

February 22, 2023

BNY Mellon (NYSE: BK), a leading investment management company, has announced plans to launch an actively managed exchange-traded fund (ETF) that invests in companies supporting women’s empowerment. The BNY Mellon Women’s Empowerment ETF will focus on investing in companies that aim to improve women’s quality of life, with a particular focus on gender equity in the workplace and products or services that enhance women’s productivity.

Alternative Investments/Digital: BlackRock Unveils Metaverse Themed ETF

February 21, 2023

BlackRock, one of the largest ETF issuers in the US, has launched a thematic equity fund targeting companies worldwide that are shaping the development of the metaverse, a future iteration of the internet comprising persistent, shared, 3D virtual spaces linked into a perceived virtual universe. The iShares Future Metaverse Tech and Communications ETF (NYSEARCA: IVRS) has been listed with an expense ratio of 0.47%.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Four New ETFs From DWS Themed On UN Sustainable Development Goals

February 20, 2023

DWS, the German asset manager, has launched four new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) on the London Stock Exchange, the Xetra market and the Borsa Italiana, as part of its suite of products that support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Three of the new ETFs target Goals three, six and seven and one delivers diversified exposure across multiple SDGs.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Calamos Launches ETF For Global Sustainable Stocks

February 17, 2023

Calamos Investments LLC, in partnership with NBA player Giannis Antetokounmpo, has listed the Calamos Antetokounmpo Global Sustainable Equities ETF (NYSEARCA: SROI) on NYSE ARCA.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Timothy Plan Unveils Biblical High Dividend ETF

February 16, 2023

Timothy Plan, an investment company based in Florida, has launched a new ETF that is suitable for investors who abide by biblical principles. The Timothy Plan Market Neutral ETF (NYSEARCA: TPMN) is a market-neutral strategy that aims to provide high dividends. It invests in dividend-paying stocks of companies across various market capitalizations in developed markets.

Alternative Investments: First Trust Unveils ETF Focused On Alternative Assets

February 15, 2023

First Trust has launched an actively managed ETF called the First Trust Multi-Strategy Alternative ETF (NYSEARCA: LALT). The fund aims to provide long-term total return by investing in alternative asset categories and strategies using exchange-traded products, such as ETFs, ETNs, and trusts backed by physical commodities or currencies.

Alternative Investments/AI: Tidal Files For ETF (CHAT) To Capture The Conversational AI Theme

February 14, 2023

A new exchange-traded fund (ETF) called the Conversational AI, AI and Innovation ETF has been filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, seeking to invest in global stocks connected with artificial intelligence, specifically in “conversational” AI and innovation. Appropriately, the new ETF would trade under the ticker CHAT.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Sprott Unveils ETFs For Clean Energy Metals

February 13, 2023

The four new ETFs focus on providing investors pure-play exposure to critical minerals essential to the generation, transmission, and storage of cleaner energy.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Six New Responsible Funds Flag Off Morgan Stanley’s ETF Platform

February 2, 2023

Morgan Stanley Investment Management (MSIM) has launched its ETF platform with six Calvert ETFs listed on NYSE Arca. The ETFs feature Calvert’s responsible investing approach and offer access to four indexed and two active ESG strategies across asset classes.

Alternative Investments: BlackRock In Move To Attract Younger Savers To Its ETFs

February 1, 2023

BlackRock is teaming up with neobroker Bux to offer low-cost ETF savings plans in Europe. The savings plan, which will cost just €1 per month on the Bux platform, will allow investors to build portfolios of up to 10 BlackRock iShares ETFs, with a €1 commission fee for portfolio trades.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Putnam Has Five New Active ESG-Focused ETFs Listed On The NYSE

January 23, 2023

Putnam Investments has launched five new transparent, actively managed exchange-traded funds (ETFs) that begin trading on the New York Stock Exchange. These new ETFs nearly double the firm’s range of actively managed ETF products.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Invesco Launches Global High Yield ESG ETF

January 17, 2023

Invesco has introduced a new ETF, the Invesco Global High Yield Corporate Bond ESG UCITS ETF, that aims to tap into the growing demand for both high yield and ESG-focused ETFs. The ETF which expands Invesco’s fixed income range, is listed on the London Stock Exchange. (ETF Stream)

Alternative Investments/ESG: USCF Launches ETF Focused On Battery Metals

January 13, 2023

USCF announced the launch of the USCF Sustainable Battery Metals Strategy Fund (NYSEARCA: ZSB), an actively managed ETF that seeks to earn its returns from exposure to battery metals, for example metals such as cobalt, copper, iron ore, lithium, nickel, and other metals currently used in battery and electrification infrastructure.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Samsung Asset Management To Launch Bitcoin Futures ETF In Hong Kong

January 12, 2023

On January 13, Samsung Asset Management will launch the Samsung Bitcoin Futures Active ETF on the Hong Kong stock market. The move is timing nicely with what appears to be a resurgence of investor interest in digital assets alongside a rally in global equities following slowing inflation.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Hypatia Announces New ETF Focusing On Companies Led By Women

January 11, 2023

Hypatia Capital Management LLC has launched an ETF that invests in women-led, publicly traded companies. The Hypatia Women CEO ETF (NYSE: WCEO) will seek out companies led by a female CEO or Board Chair. Hypatia is an asset management group focused on female CEOs and balanced management teams, with a CEO-level female executive network that includes over 1000 business leaders.

Alternative Investments/ESG: DWS Launches Two ESG S&P500 ETFs In Europe

January 6, 2023

DWS launched in December two new ESG-focused UCITS ETFs based on the S&P500 titled the Xtrackers S&P 500 ESG UCITS ETF and Xtrackers S&P 500 Equal Weight ESG UCITS ETF.

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.