Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management

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Bitwise launches crypto innovators ETF

Bitwise Asset Management has launched its debut ETF, a thematic equity strategy offering exposure to publicly listed companies at the forefront of the cryptocurrency industry. The NYSE Arca-listed fund targets companies providing the infrastructure – the ‘picks and shovels’ – underpinning the emergence of a digital asset economy. Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise, said: “Our aim is to make crypto investment opportunities available through traditional investing platforms and a familiar, liquid, and cost-effective ETF.”

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Jean-René Giraud, CEO of TrackInsight

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Iconic Funds debuts directly backed bitcoin ETP on Deutsche Börse

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China thematic indices

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Kevin Flanagan, Head of Fixed Income Strategy at WisdomTree.

WisdomTree unveils alternative income ETF

WisdomTree has launched a new ETF in the US providing exposure to alternative credit.

Fixed Income

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The view of US investment-grade credit from Europe

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By the ETF research team at State Street Global Advisors.

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Commodities

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Alternatives / Multi-Asset

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WisdomTree launches ether ETP in Europe

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