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Alternative Investments/ESG: SP Funds Unveils Shariah-Compliant Global Tech ETF

December 5, 2023

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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Alternative Investments/ESG: DWS Launches Xtrackers Nordic Net Zero Pathway Paris Aligned UCITS ETF

May 3, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/Real Estate: Columbia Threadneedle Debuts ETF Focused On REITs

April 27, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Mackenzie Lists Sustainable Investment-Focused ETF

April 26, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: CIRCA5000 To Launch Five Sustainability-Focused UCITS ETFs

April 24, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Invesco Launches ESG-Focused Global Sector ETFs

April 21, 2023

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

April 20, 2023

UBS Asset Management has launched a new ETF on the SIX Swiss Exchange, providing investors with ESG-enhanced exposure to dividend-paying Swiss stocks.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Japan’s GPIF Invests $3.7B In Huge Plug For Corporate Gender Diversity

April 19, 2023

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

April 14, 2023

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

April 12, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/AI: A New ETF From VanEck Will Seek Opportunities In Robotics

April 11, 2023

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

April 6, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/Digital: ETC Group Unveils Crypto Basket ETP Tracking An MSCI Index

April 4, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: MKS PAMP Launches ETF Backed By Carbon-Neutral Gold Bars

April 3, 2023

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

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.

Digital Assets: Terraform Co-Founder Do Kwon, On The Lam For Months, Allegedly Arrested In Montenegro

March 23, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Sprott Asset Management Debuts ETF Focused On Nickel Miners

March 23, 2023

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

March 22, 2023

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.

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Amundi Rolls Out Climate-Change Focused ETFs In Europe

March 15, 2023

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: BNP Paribas Debuts Two New ESG-Focused Fixed Income ETFs

March 14, 2023

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

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.