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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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Alternative Investments/ESG: Amundi Launches Paris-Aligned ETF Focused On Large And Mid-Cap Stocks Globally
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).
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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…
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
The iShares MSCI Water Management Multisector ETF (NASDAQ: IWTR), a new ETF from iShares launched on Thursday, focuses on water sustainability and invests across the globe given that 41% of the world is in areas facing high or very high levels of water shortage.
Alternative Investments/ESG: Norwegian Sovereign Wealth Fund Norges Bank Places Nine More Companies on ESG Blacklist
Norges Bank is Norway’s central bank and also manages its $ 1.2 trillion Government Pension Fund Global. As a part of its governance procedures, the pension funds Council on Ethics periodically reviews the portfolio to identify companies that would qualify for exclusion under its strict climate guidelines. Based on recommendations from this council, Norges Bank has placed another nine companies on its exclusion list for investment.
The Carbon Collective Climate Solutions U.S. Equity ETF (NASDAQ: CCSO) from Carbon Collective Investing invests in about 200 companies in sectors such as clean energy, electrified transportation, efficient buildings, circular economy, sustainable food, and industrial electrification. The companies maybe of any market capitalisation but must be dedicated to solving climate change.
Strive Asset Management has launched the Strive ETF 500 (NYSE: STRV), a fund that provides diversified large-cap exposure to established U.S. corporations and mandates the fund manager to engage with corporates on behalf of investors.
ETC Group is launching a new physically backed Ethereum ETP, the ETHWetc–ETC Group Physical EthereumPoW (ZETW GY) on the Deutsche Börse Xetra on 16 September, shortly after the hard fork occurs.
After the fork, the PoS chain will continue with ether (ETH) as its native chain, while the PoW chain will have a new token titled ETHW.
Carbon Fund Advisors has launched the Carbon Strategy ETF (NYSE:KARB) designed for investors to obtain exposure to the global compliance carbon markets that comprise emissions trading systems established by various authorities for deriving a price on greenhouse gas emissions. These markets have surged from $ 220 billion in $ 2018 to $ 899 billion in 2021.
The WisdomTree Blockchain UCITS ETF (WBLK), which tracks the WisdomTree Blockchain index, offers exposure to companies with a primary focus on blockchain and crypto technologies. Launched in Europe, the ETF trades on the Deutsche Boerse and Borsa Italiana and will also list on the London Stock Exchange on 14 September.
Global X ETFs has launched the Global X Disruptive Materials UCITS ETF, which will invest in companies with operations linked to any of the following ten disruptive materials categories: Carbon fiber, cobalt, copper, graphene & graphite, lithium, manganese, nickel, platinum & palladium, rare earth elements, and zinc.
Invesco has launched the Invesco Wind Energy UCITS ETF and Invesco Hydrogen Economy UCITS ETF in advancement of the thesis that the sharp rise in fossil-sourced energy costs adds to the rationale for renewable energy, even beyond environmental concerns.