Chris Huemmer, Senior Vice President and Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs.

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FlexShares rolls out climate-tilted ESG core portfolio ETFs

Northern Trust has rolled out a new suite of FlexShares ETFs on NYSE Arca providing low-cost core portfolio exposures with improved ESG scores and reduced carbon risk compared to traditional broad market benchmarks. Christopher Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist for FlexShares ETFs, said: “In response to heightened client demand for climate investing, we created this new suite to offer core investment strategies that we believe are better positioned to benefit from the ongoing transition to a low-carbon economy.”

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ETFMG launches maritime decarbonization ETF

ETFMG, Breakwave launch maritime decarbonization ETF

ETF Managers Group has launched a new thematic equity ETF on NYSE Arca in partnership with Breakwave Advisors that provides exposure to companies actively reducing the carbon footprint of the global maritime sector.

Hany Rashwan, co-Founder and CEO of 21Shares

21Shares cross-lists six crypto ETPs on Xetra

Digital assets specialist 21Shares has cross-listed six ETPs on Deutsche Börse Xetra, expanding the firm’s product offering on the German exchange to ten.

Isabelle Bourcier, Head of Quantitative & Index Management at BNP Paribas Asset Management

BNP Paribas’s CAC 40 ETF adopts new ESG index

BNP Paribas has made changes to its headline French equity ETF – the €160 million BNP Paribas Easy CAC 40 UCITS ETF – which will see the fund replicate a new index aligned with environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.

Hoya Capital launches high income US real estate ETF

Hoya Capital launches high income US real estate ETF

Real estate investment specialist Hoya Capital has introduced its second ETF, a passively managed fund targeting some of the highest-yielding property securities in the US.

Fixed Income

Lyxor targets corporate issuers in fourth green bond ETF

Philippe Baché, Head of Fixed Income ETF Product at Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor Asset Management has launched the Lyxor Corporate Green Bond (DR) UCITS ETF, a new fund targeting green bonds from corporate issuers globally.

VanEck unveils sustainable muni bond ETF

James Colby, Portfolio Manager with VanEck.

VanEck has launched a new fixed income ETF which is the first to comprise a portfolio of municipal bonds based on positive environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria.

Commodities

Hartford Funds lists its first commodity-focused ETF

Hartford Funds launches first commodity ETF

Hartford Funds has introduced the Hartford Schroders Commodity Strategy ETF (HCOM US), a new actively managed ETF offering exposure to commodity futures and equities of commodity-related companies.

WisdomTree revives Europe’s only carbon ETP

WisdomTree revives Europe’s only carbon ETP

WisdomTree has re-launched Europe’s only ETP offering exposure to carbon emission allowances. The WisdomTree Carbon ETP has been re-listed on London Stock Exchange while also making its debut on Xetra and Borsa Italiana.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

VanEck launches crypto asset ETPs based on SOL, TRON and DOT

VanEck launches trio of crypto asset ETPs

VanEck has unveiled three new crypto asset ETPs on Deutsche Börse Xetra providing exposure to Solana, TRON, and Polkadot.

ETC Group adds bitcoin cash ETP to crypto suite

Bradley Duke, CEO of ETC Group

Specialist crypto ETP provider ETC Group has unveiled its fourth product – the BCHetc – ETC Group Physical Bitcoin Cash (BTCH GY). Listed on Deutsche Börse Xetra, the ETP provides institutional investors with fully backed exposure to bitcoin cash.

Equities

DWS unveils suite of ESG-screened European sector ETFs

DWS unveils suite of ESG-screened European sector ETFs

DWS has unveiled a suite of socially responsible European sector ETFs that exclude companies from industries considered less reputable as well as firms with poor ESG profiles.

AdvisorShares serves up active psychedelics ETF

Dan Ahrens AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares has launched the AdvisorShares Psychedelics ETF (PSIL US), a new actively managed ETF providing exposure to companies developing therapeutic solutions using psychedelics.

ALPS launches travel beneficiaries ETF

ALPS launches travel beneficiaries ETF

SS&C ALPS Advisors has launched the ALPS Global Travel Beneficiaries ETF (JRNY US), a new thematic equity ETF providing smart beta exposure to companies that are poised to benefit from a rebound in global travel.

ETF and Index News

Thematic investing and ESG to power growth of passives in Europe

Fabrizio Zumbo, Associate Director, European Asset Management Research, Cerulli.

Thematic and ESG investment strategies are expected to play a significant role in the future growth of passive investing in Europe, according to financial research firm Cerulli Associates.

Dimensional converts two global ex-US mutual funds worth $8bn to ETFs

Gerard O’Reilly, co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors has converted a further two tax-managed mutual funds, collectively housing $8.2 billion in assets, into transparent actively managed ETFs.

Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Morningstar acquires Moorgate Benchmarks in direct indexing push

Morningstar has agreed to acquire Moorgate Benchmarks, a privately held indexing specialist based in Europe, in a move that aims to enhance the investment research firm’s direct indexing capabilities.