Howie Li, Head of ETFs at LGIM

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LGIM rolls out three ESG-screened sustainable dividend ETFs

Legal & General Investment Management has introduced a suite of three equity ETFs designed for investors seeking sustainable income with socially responsible exclusions. The funds have listed on the LSE and track indices co-developed by FTSE Russell and LGIM. Howie Li, Head of ETFs at LGIM, said: “This fund range is a powerful proposition for investors seeking to address their search for income, desire for growth potential, and increasing awareness of ESG risks.”

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Ed Lopez, Managing Director, Head of ETF Product for VanEck

VanEck unveils digital assets thematic ETF

VanEck has launched a new thematic equity ETF providing exposure to companies deriving significant revenue from the digital assets ecosystem.

Stuart Parker, president and CEO of PGIM Investments.

PGIM launches active core bond ETF

PGIM has expanded its line-up of actively managed ETFs with the launch of a core multi-sector fixed income strategy.

ETFs to join Investment Association’s sectors in April 2021

Investment Association adds over 500 ETFs to fund sectors

The Investment Association (IA), the trade body that represents the UK’s fund management industry, has added ETFs to its fund sectors for the first time.

CoinShares launches XRP ETP on SIX

CoinShares launches XRP ETP on SIX

CoinShares has launched a new crypto asset ETP in Switzerland providing directly backed exposure to Ripple’s XRP.

Fixed Income

Premia Partners lists two China bond ETFs in Hong Kong

Rebecca Chua, managing partner of Premia Partners

Premia Partners has launched two new China-focused fixed income ETFs on the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.

Fortify your 40% with emerging markets bonds

Fran Rodilosso, Portfolio Manager, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at VanEck.

By Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management at VanEck.

Emerging market bonds historically do well in rising rate environments—particularly when rates rise due to higher growth prospects rather than a taper tantrum.

Commodities

Aluminium’s surge fuelled by fundamentals

Aluminium’s surge fuelled by fundamentals

By Mobeen Tahir, Associate Director of Research at WisdomTree.

Strong fundamentals have driven aluminium prices in recent weeks. Can the rally be sustained going forward?

Nornickel’s GPF introduces GBP listings of low-cost physical metal ETCs

Nornickel’s GPF launches GBP listings of low-cost physical metal ETCs

Nornickel’s Global Palladium Fund has introduced pound sterling share classes for its four physically backed low-cost metal ETCs on London Stock Exchange.

Alternatives / Multi-Asset

Digital asset fee war erupts in Canada as world’s first ether ETFs prepare for launch

Fee war erupts as world’s first ether ETFs prepare for launch

The world’s first directly backed ether ETFs are preparing to launch with Purpose, CI Global, and Evolve all set to list products on Tuesday.

Horizons launches synthetic long and short bitcoin ETFs

Steve Hawkins, President and CEO of Horizons ETFs.

Horizons ETFs has launched a pair of new funds – the BetaPro Bitcoin ETF (HBIT CN) and BetaPro Inverse Bitcoin ETF (BITI CN) – providing long or short exposure to bitcoin through the use of futures contracts.

Equities

Global X rolls out clean water ETF

Global X launches clean water ETF

New York-based Global X has introduced an ETF providing exposure to companies globally that are advancing the provision of clean water.

BlackRock launches actively managed carbon transition ETFs

Larry Fink, Chairman and CEO of BlackRock

BlackRock has launched a pair of actively managed equity ETFs aligned with the transition to a low-carbon economy.

Harvest Portfolios launches space innovation ETF on TSX

Harvest Portfolios launches space innovation ETF on TSX

Canadian fund manager Harvest Portfolios has unveiled a thematic ETF providing exposure to companies linked to the global space industry.

ETF and Index News

FTSE Russell targets inflation-linked govies in new climate risk-adjusted index

FTSE Russell targets inflation-linked govies in new climate risk-adjusted index

FTSE Russell has launched the FTSE Climate Risk-Adjusted World Inflation-Linked Securities Index, the first index to target the global inflation-linked government bond market while tilting towards countries considered more resilient to climate change.

Amundi set to acquire Lyxor

Yves Perrier, Chief Executive Officer of Amundi

Amundi has entered into exclusive negotiations to acquire fellow French ETF rival Lyxor from Société Générale.

Guinness Atkinson converts two mutual funds to ETFs in industry first

Guinness Atkinson converts two mutual funds to ETFs in industry first

Guinness Atkinson Asset Management has completed the conversion of two mutual funds to actively managed ETFs on NYSE Arca.