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

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BNP Paribas’s CAC 40 ETF adopts new ESG index

BNP Paribas Asset Management 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. Isabelle Bourcier, Head of Quantitative & Index Management at BNP Paribas Asset Management, commented: “Our long-term strategic positioning within ESG ETFs enables us to meet growing investor demand, and we are proud to offer the first index fund on Euronext’s new CAC 40 ESG Index.”

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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. The Hoya Capital High Dividend Yield ETF (RIET US) has been listed on NYSE Arca.

VanEck launches trio of crypto asset ETPs

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

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

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.

Bradley Duke, CEO of ETC Group

ETC Group adds bitcoin cash ETP to crypto suite

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.

Dan Ahrens AdvisorShares

AdvisorShares serves up active psychedelics ETF

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

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

Janus Henderson unveils suite of active ESG ETFs

Nick Cherney, Head of ETPs at Janus Henderson Investors

Janus Henderson has introduced its first socially responsible ETFs with the launch of five actively managed funds on NYSE Arca.

Simplify unveils tail risk ETF

Paul Kim, co-Founder of Simplify Asset Management

Simplify Asset Management, a New York-based specialist in options-based investing, has launched a new ETF deploying a hedging strategy that seeks to protect against severe market downturns.

Equities

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.

The Future Fund debuts secular growth ETF

The Future Fund debuts active secular growth ETF

Chicago-based investment advisor The Future Fund has launched its first ETF, an actively managed fund targeting companies poised to take advantage of secular growth opportunities.

Cleaner living ETF debuts in Europe

Omar ElKheshen, CEO of Quikro

The Cleaner Living ESG-S UCITS ETF has debuted in Europe providing thematic exposure to companies offering goods and services that nourish the human body or benefit the environment.

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.