Dan Simkowitz, Head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management

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Morgan Stanley returns to ETFs with six funds

Morgan Stanley Investment Management has unveiled a suite of six ESG-tailored ETFs, the firm’s first ETF launches since the early pioneer exited the industry more than two decades ago. Dan Simkowitz, Head of Morgan Stanley Investment Management, said: “The launch of our ETF platform builds on our world-class investment capabilities with a diverse set of investment vehicles that aim to provide strategic value for our clients.”

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John Ciampaglia, CEO of Sprott Asset Management

Sprott rolls out four ‘energy transition’ miner ETFs

Sprott Asset Management has unveiled four new ETFs providing pure-play exposure to mining companies focused on energy transition minerals.

BlackRock adds US growth and value ETFs to ‘ESG Aware’ suite

BlackRock adds US growth and value ‘ESG Aware’ ETFs

BlackRock has launched two new ETFs on Cboe BZX Exchange providing socially responsible exposure to US equities with growth or value characteristics.

EU ban on inducements to boost Europe’s ETF industry

EU ban on inducements to boost Europe’s ETF industry

The European Commission is weighing up banning kickbacks that financial advisers receive when they sell investment products, a move that would drive greater uptake of low-cost products such as ETFs.

ASYMmetric rolls out two new active risk-managed ETFs

ASYMmetric rolls out two new risk-managed US equity ETFs

ASYMmetric ETFs has launched two new passive US equity funds that harness the firm’s trademark investment approach to deliver greater income or return than the S&P 500 but with less overall risk.

Ryan Issakainen, Senior Vice President and ETF Strategist at First Trust

First Trust debuts multi-strategy alternatives ETF

First Trust has launched a new actively managed ETF-of-ETFs providing diversified exposure to alternative asset categories and strategies.

Fixed Income

Invesco announces changes to US ‘fallen angels’ ETF

Fallen Angel ETFs

The $190 million Invesco US High Yield Fallen Angels UCITS ETF has adjusted its investment approach following a revision of the underlying index methodology.

Amundi unveils new Paris-aligned euro corporate bond ETF

Arnaud Llinas, Head of ETF, Indexing, and Smart Beta at Amundi

Amundi has introduced its second fixed income ETF to provide exposure to euro-denominated corporate bonds while adhering to the carbon reduction goals of the Paris Agreement.

Commodities

USCF launches thematic ETF on battery metals

USCF launches thematic ETF on battery metals

United States Commodity Funds (USCF) has launched a new actively managed thematic ETF that utilizes a mix of commodity and equity exposures to target the battery metals investment theme.

Gold ETFs end 2022 with more outflows

Gold ETFs end the year with more muted outflows

Gold ETFs registered their eighth consecutive month of net redemptions in December, although outflows were significantly reduced and flow trends in recent months suggest a turnaround in demand in early 2023.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Defiance shuts world’s first NFT-focused crypto industry ETF

Defiance closes NFT crypto industry ETF

Defiance ETFs is closing its thematic ETF providing exposure to companies operating in the crypto economy, including firms specializing in NFTs, just one year after the fund’s introduction.

Timothy Plan launches biblically responsible market-neutral ETF

Timothy Plan launches biblically responsible market-neutral ETF

Florida-based investment company Timothy Plan has launched its latest ETF, a market-neutral high dividend strategy suitable for biblically responsible investors.

Equities

Mulvihill launches income-enhanced US health care ETF

Health care sector etfs equities

Mulvihill Capital Management has introduced a new ETF in Canada providing high-income exposure to US equities of companies operating in the health care sector.

Amundi adds Japan equity ETF to climate suite

Amundi adds Japan ETF to CTB suite

Amundi has expanded its suite of ETFs designed to help tackle climate change with a fund focused on the Japanese stock market.

Horizon Kinetics launches active SPAC and med-tech ETFs

Horizon Kinetics has added two new funds to its active ETF line-up.

New York-based investment adviser Horizon Kinetics has introduced two new actively managed ETFs providing exposure to pre-merger SPACs and innovative healthcare companies.

ETF and Index News

BlackRock launches ETF savings plans in Europe

BlackRock launches ETF savings plans in Europe

BlackRock, in partnership with neobroker BUX, has unveiled a low-cost savings plan service in Europe where investors can build and manage portfolios comprised solely of iShares ETFs.

BMO rolls out five new ETFs on TSX

Mark Raes, Head of Product, BMO Global Asset Management.

BMO Asset Management has introduced five new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange providing exposure to various equity and fixed income strategies.

Putnam rolls out five active ESG ETFs

Robert L. Reynolds, President and CEO, Putnam Investments

Putnam Investments has launched five new fully transparent, actively managed ETFs on NYSE Arca catering to socially responsible investors seeking core portfolio exposures.