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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: 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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: A New ETF From iShares Targets Water Sustainability

September 23, 2022

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

September 23, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: The New Carbon Collective Climate Solutions US Equity ETF

September 22, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Strive Takes On US Corporate Boards Via New ETF

September 20, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/Digital: New, Post-Hard-Fork Ethereum ETP Launched By ETC

September 15, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: New ETF For Exposure To Global Compliance Carbon Markets

September 14, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/Digital: WisdomTree Offers Blockchain UCITS ETF

September 13, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Thematic ETF From Global X Targets Disruptive Materials

September 13, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Invesco Launches ETFs For Exposure To Wind Energy And Hydrogen

September 13, 2022

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.

Alternative Investments/ESG: JP Morgan Launches New Active, Thematic, Sustainable ETFs

September 9, 2022

JPMorgan Asset Management has launched the JPMorgan Sustainable Consumption ETF (CIRC), JPMorgan Social Advancement ETF (UPWD), and JPMorgan Sustainable Infrastructure ETF (BLLD), expanding its offering of active sustainable thematic ETFs. The three new PDFs address major trends developing in the future, offering clients access to alpha opportunities across a range of themes.