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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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Artificial Intelligence/ESG: Invesco Launches Corporate Bond ESG Multi-Factor ETFs In Europe

July 5, 2022

Two new ETFs from Invesco that allow investors exposure to corporate bonds across a range of maturities have been listed on the Deutsche Börse Xetra. The actively managed ETFs will invest in bonds that pass ESG criteria and selected using a multi-factor approach.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Jacobi To Launch Europe’s First Bitcoin ETF This Month

July 1, 2022

The Jacobi Bitcoin ETF, from Jacobi Asset Management, will have a number of firsts to its credit when it starts trading this month. It will be the first exchange-traded equity instrument for institutional investors to access Bitcoin in Europe, and it will trade on Euronext Amsterdam, the largest exchange to list a bitcoin spot ETF globally. Trading under the ticker symbol BCOIN, the ETF charges an annual management fee of 1.5%.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Amidst A Crypto Winter, 21Shares Launches The World’s Cheapest Physically Backed Bitcoin ETP

June 30, 2022

21Shares AG has launched a bitcoin ETP tailor-made for today’s crypto market, one that has been mauled by rampaging bears and gripped by a “crypto winter.” The 21Shares Bitcoin Core ETP (CBTC), which started trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange effective Wednesday, is claimed to be the lowest cost physically-backed Bitcoin ETP in the world.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Chimera Capital Launches Shariah Compliant, US Equity ETFs On Abu Dhabi Exchange

June 29, 2022

Investors looking for an exposure to US equities that is also compliant with Shariah laws can now invest in two ETFs to be listed on the Abu Dhabi Exchange with a focus on value and growth respectively. These new funds, which are physical, in-kind, liquid and fully fungible, will offer investors direct access to the US stock markets.

Alternative Investments/ESG: A New ETF From Xtrackers Combines US Stocks With The Global Transition To Net Zero

June 29, 2022

Asset manager DWS has launched a new ETF that puts US equity investors on the Net Zero Pathway. The Xtrackers Net Zero Pathway Paris Aligned U.S. Equity ETF (NYSE Ticker: USNZ) listed on Tuesday and provides investors with twin exposures – US stocks as well as to a unique Paris Aligned Benchmark (PAB) index that uses a transparent set of rules that aim to be at the cutting edge of sustainable investment practices.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Samsung To Launch Metaverse ETF on HKEX

June 28, 2022

The Samsung Asia Pacific ex NZ Metaverse Theme ETF (Exchange Ticker: 3172.HK) will debut on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange on July 7, 2022. The listing price of the ETF is HK$15, and the price per lot is HK$750 based on a lot size of 50 units.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Nuveen Launches ETF Focused On A Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Global Economy

June 27, 2022

The Nuveen Global Net Zero Transition ETF (NASDAQ: NTZG), launched on Friday, offers investors exposure to the ongoing transition of the global economy to “net zero” carbon emissions. The actively managed ETF employs a strategy to provide favorable long-term performance and reduce portfolio carbon emissions through stewardship and engagement.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Osprey Funds Launches Solana Fund On The OTCQB Market

June 24, 2022

Crypto asset manager Osprey Funds has launched the the Osprey Solana Trust (OSOL). The firm said earlier this month that the fund has commenced trading via the OTCQB market. OSOL is the first publicly traded fund based on the SOL token of the Solana network.

Alternative Investments/Digital: VanEck And Investo Launch Crypto ETF In Brazil

June 23, 2022

VanEck, which manages over $78 billion of assets, has tied up with Brazilian asset manager Investo for the launch of a new crypto ETF that focuses on smart contract exposure. The Investo VanEck ETF MVIS Crypto Compare Smart Contract Leaders Brazil Fundo de Índice – Investimento no Exterior (Symbol: BLOK11) began trading on the B3 on June 23

Alternative Investments: Fidelity Diversifying Solutions To Meet Investors’ Need For Portfolio Diversification

June 22, 2022

Fidelity Diversifying Solutions was launched to address the growing demand from investors for alternative products that offered diversification and better performance compared to the fast-diminishing returns from traditional 60:40 products such as bonds and stocks.

Alternative Investments/Digital: ProShares Will Debut A Short Bitcoin ETF This Week

June 21, 2022

Bitcoin has already lost about 70% from its all time high of $68,789 touched in November 2021. But as they say – better late than never. ProShares is likely to launch the first US short bitcoin ETF, the ProShares Short Bitcoin Strategy, on Tuesday, allowing investors to take a punt on a decline in the…

Alternative Investments: HSBC Asset Management Sets Up New Unit For Alternatives

June 21, 2022

The CSG will be headed by Borja Azpilicueta and will be responsible for fundraising and bespoke offerings in private and sustainable assets that deliver flexible capital solutions for both institutional and wealth clients of HSBC Asset Management.

Alternative Investments/AI: Optimize Advisors Launch AI Smart Sentiment Event-Driven ETF

June 17, 2022

The Optimize AI Smart Sentiment Event-Driven ETF (NYSEARCA: OAIE) from Optimize Advisors uses a proprietary Options Artificial Intelligence “Smart Sentiment” technology to selects its investments. This rigorous, systematic process is at the core of the actively managed, long-only fund.

Alternative Investments/ESG: BlackRock Launches Paris-Aligned Corporate Bond ETF On Xetra

June 15, 2022

BlackRock has listed the iShares € Corp Bond ESG Paris-Aligned Climate UCITS ETF (CBUJ) on Xetra. The ETF seeks to capitalize on opportunities arising from the transition to a lower-carbon economy, while screening out businesses exposed to oil, gas, thermal coal, controversial weapons and high carbon electricity.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Franklin Templeton Debuts The First Paris-Aligned Chinese Equity ETF In Europe

June 15, 2022

Franklin Templeton has launched the Franklin MSCI China Paris Aligned Climate UCITS ETF on the London Stock Exchange in US dollars (PABC LN) and pound sterling (CHPA LN) as well as on Deutsche Börse Xetra (FVCH GY) and Borsa Italiana (FRCP IM) in euros.

Alternative Investments/Real Estate/ESG: Bridges Closes Fifth Fund At £350M For Sustainable Real Estate

June 14, 2022

In a rousing testament to the demand for sustainable real estate, Bridges Fund Management closed its fifth real estate fund, the Bridges Property Alternatives Fund V at its hard cap of £350 million. Fund V is about 60% larger than its predecessor fund, and is notable for investment by a host of new LPs drawn to the fund’s dual objectives of both financial and sustainability performance.

Alternative Investments/ESG: USCF Launches A Dividend Income Fund With ESG Focus

June 10, 2022

USCF launched Wednesday the USCF Dividend Income Fund, an actively-managed exchange traded fund (ETF) that invests in U.S. exchange-traded dividend-paying and dividend-growth companies meeting the Fund’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria.

Alternative Investments/Digital: Pacer ETFs Launches Data And Digital Revolution ETF

June 10, 2022

Pacer ETFs, which specializes in strategy-driven, rules-based ETFs, announced Thursday its launch of the Pacer Data and Digital Revolution ETF (TRFK), which seeks to capitalize on the emerging trend of data transmission and the digital revolution.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Putnam To Launch Five Transparent Active ESG-Focused ETFs

June 9, 2022

Putnam Investments announced plans to launch, subject to completion of regulatory processes, three active fixed income and two active quantitative equity exchange-traded funds (ETFs), all with an environmental, social and governance (ESG) focus. These proposed ETFs, along with the existing Putnam Sustainable Leaders ETF and Putnam Sustainable Future ETF, will also serve as underlying investment components within the firm’s ESG-focused target-date series, the Putnam Sustainable Retirement Funds.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Newday Impact Launches The Newday Ocean Health ETF (NYSE: AHOY)

June 8, 2022

San Francisco-based asset manager and fintech, Newday Impact, launched on Tuesday the Newday Ocean Health ETF (NYSE: AHOY) which is dedicated to protecting and restoring healthy marine ecosystems. The fund will invest in companies that are diverting ocean-bound plastic waste, supporting sustainable fisheries, controlling ocean acidification caused by CO2 emissions, and actively using other strategies to combat ocean pollution and other threats to marine health.

Alternative Investments/ESG: Amidst Climate Change, An ETF For Exposure To Disaster Recovery

June 7, 2022

The Procure Disaster Recovery Strategy ETF is debuting Wednesday under the ticker FEMA. ProcureAM, a subsidiary of Procure Holdings LLC, launches the Procure Disaster Recovery Strategy ETF (FEMA) which invests in companies in the businesses of sustainable recovery and risk reduction efforts related to natural disasters. (InsuranceJournal) Disaster recovery companies The ETF tracks the VettaFi…

Alternative Investments: AXS Investments Named As Finalist In Several Categories Of The ‘With Intelligence ETF and Mutual Fund Awards’

June 6, 2022

AXS Investments , an asset manager specializing in alternative investments, has been named as a finalist in several categories in the 2022 With Intelligence ETF and Mutual Fund Awards. The firm has made it possible for investors to get access to alternative investment opportunities that were earlier the sole preserve of institutional and high net worth investors.

Alternative Investments: Institutional Investors With Higher Allocations To Alternatives Did Better In Q1

June 3, 2022

Wilshire Trust Universe Comparison Services and BNY Mellon’s Master Trust Universe have released data on the performance of institutional investors during the first quarter of 2022. An important takeaway from both reports is that plans and funds having a higher allocation to alternative assets outperformed those sticking with traditional allocations.

Digital Assets: Are Investors Bottom-Fishing The Toronto-Listed Purpose Bitcoin ETF?

June 2, 2022

Evidence is emerging that investors are bottom-fishing bitcoin using the TSE-listed Purpose Bitcoin ETF (TSE: BTCC.U). The ETF has witnessed mounting investor interest because it has reported inflows continuously over the past five days, taking its holdings to a record high of 43,701.7 BTC as of Tuesday.