Euronext launches MIB ESG Index

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Euronext launches MIB ESG Index

Euronext, in collaboration with Borsa Italiana, has launched a socially responsible alternative to the FTSE MIB, Italy’s foremost equity index. The MIB ESG Index screens a parent universe consisting of the 60 most liquid Italian companies to identify the 40 firms with the best environmental, social, and governance practices. Stéphane Boujnah, CEO and Chairman of Euronext, said: “The MIB ESG Index is a critical contribution to a growing demand for sustainable investment tools from both institutional and private investors, and from the market as a whole.”

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Nico Katzke, Head of Portfolio Solutions at Satrix Investments

Satrix to launch South Africa’s first JSE All-Share ETF

Satrix Investments is set to list a new ETF in South Africa which will be the country’s first to offer exposure to the full opportunity set of stocks listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.

CSOP to launch first inverse gold ETP in Hong Kong

CSOP to launch first inverse gold ETP in Hong Kong

CSOP Asset Management is set to launch Hong Kong’s first inverse commodity ETP with a strategy that will allow investors to effect a bearish position on gold.

ProShares set to make history with first US-listed bitcoin ETF

ProShares set to make history with first US-listed bitcoin ETF

ProShares is poised to launch the first bitcoin-tracking ETF in the US with the introduction of the ProShares Bitcoin Strategy ETF (BITO US) on NYSE Arca.

GeaSphere Advisors debuts US ‘Alpha Dog’ ETF

GeaSphere Advisors debuts US ‘Alpha Dog’ ETF

GeaSphere Advisors has launched the Alpha Dog ETF (RUFF US) on NYSE Arca. The actively managed fund seeks to provide exposure to leading stocks from leading sectors of the US economy.

Fixed Income

BlackRock launches smart beta USD bond ETF

BlackRock launches smart beta USD bond ETF

BlackRock has launched a new fixed income ETF on Nasdaq that seeks to outperform the US dollar-denominated bond market through a factor-driven or so-called smart beta selection approach.

New issuer BondBloxx aims to disrupt fixed income ETFs

Leland Clemons, co-Founder of BondBloxx

BondBloxx Investment Management, a newly minted specialist fixed income ETF issuer, is gearing up for its first fund launch.

Commodities

WisdomTree lists unhedged roll-optimised commodity ex-agriculture ETF

Nitesh Shah Director of Research, Europe, WisdomTree

WisdomTree has introduced an unhedged version of its roll-enhanced broad commodity ex-agriculture ETF.

abrdn unveils industrial metals ETF on NYSE Arca

abrdn unveils industrial metals ETF on NYSE Arca

abrdn, formerly Aberdeen Standard Investments, has expanded its range of commodity ETFs with a new fund providing low-cost exposure to a basket of industrial metals. The abrdn Bloomberg Industrial Metals Strategy K-1 Free ETF (BCIM US) has been listed on NYSE Arca with an expense ratio of just 0.39%.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

ETFMG launches leveraged inverse cannabis ETF

ETFMG launches leveraged inverse cannabis ETF

ETF Managers Group has launched a new ETF in the US providing leveraged inverse exposure to the global cannabis investment theme.

KraneShares adds two new carbon credit ETFs

KraneShares adds two new carbon credit ETFs

KraneShares has expanded its carbon market offering with the launch of a pair of ETFs targeting cap-and-trade carbon allowances in Europe and California.

Equities

Fidelity introduces four thematic equity ETFs on Cboe

Fidelity introduces four thematic equity ETFs on Cboe

Fidelity Investments has unveiled a quartet of ETFs on Cboe BZX Exchange providing equity exposure to the clean energy, cloud computing, digital health, and electric vehicles and future transportation investment themes

ETF Securities launches fintech innovation ETF on ASX

ETF Securities launches fintech innovation ETF on ASX

ETF Securities has launched the ETFS Fintech & Blockchain ETF (FTEC AU), providing thematic exposure to companies disrupting the global financial industry through technology-enhanced services including those facilitating a decentralized financial infrastructure.

BNP Paribas unveils Paris-aligned eurozone equity ETF

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

BNP Paribas Asset Management has added to its line-up of Paris-aligned low-carbon equity ETFs with the launch of the BNP Paribas Easy Low Carbon 100 Eurozone PAB UCITS ETF.

ETF and Index News

ETF rebalancing and reconstitution

Varun Raju, Team Lead, Products, and Vaibhav Agarwal, Head of Products, Indxx.

By Varun Raju, Team Lead, Products, and Vaibhav Agarwal, Head of Products, Indxx.

The unrelenting growth of passive investing, owing to its ease and low costs, has further galvanized index providers and fund managers to discover innovative solutions and reduce market inefficiencies.

Investors plan to ramp up factor ETF usage, finds Invesco

Georg Elsaesser, Senior Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategies at Invesco

Institutional and wholesale investors have signaled their intention to ramp up allocations to factor ETFs, according to a recent study from Invesco.

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.