‘ ETF and Index News ’

Bitwise launches crypto innovators ETF

May 13th, 2021 | By
Hunter Horsley, CEO of Bitwise Asset Management

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.”


The case for combining fallen angels and low volatility high yield

May 12th, 2021 | By
The case for combining fallen angels and low volatility high yield

By Salvatore J. Bruno, Chief Investment Officer; and Kelly Ye, Director of Research at IndexIQ.

The past year saw high yield bonds rally strongly in the wake of March’s Covid-driven selloff as growth rebounded and a widely expected wave of corporate bankruptcies failed to materialize.


TrackInsight: ETFs on unstoppable growth trajectory

May 12th, 2021 | By
Jean-René Giraud, CEO of TrackInsight

TrackInsight has released the results of its latest global ETF survey, revealing an industry breaking new records as ETFs play an ever-larger role in professional investment portfolios and allocations to thematic, active and ESG ETFs look set to surge.


Iconic Funds debuts with bitcoin ETP on Deutsche Börse

May 12th, 2021 | By
Iconic Funds debuts directly backed bitcoin ETP on Deutsche Börse

Crypto-asset investment manager Iconic Funds has introduced its first exchange-traded product with the launch of a directly backed bitcoin ETP in Germany.


MSCI launches China-focused thematic indices

May 12th, 2021 | By
China thematic indices

MSCI has unveiled a suite of China equity indices – the MSCI China Thematic Indices – designed to help investors capitalize on long-term, structural trends within the country.


How to leverage thematic investments in existing portfolios?

May 11th, 2021 | By
How to leverage thematic investments in existing portfolios?

By Pierre Debru, Director of Research at WisdomTree.

Whether thematic investments are used tactically or strategically, investors’ portfolio allocation should be able to accommodate them efficiently.


Energy prices rise in the wake of Colonial cyberattack

May 11th, 2021 | By
Aneeka Gupta, Associate Director of Research, WisdomTree.

By Aneeka Gupta, Director of Research at WisdomTree.

Colonial Pipeline Co., a supplier of gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel to the eastern US, was forced to halt operations on Friday owing to a ransomware attack that affected some of its IT systems.


Evolve launches carbon-neutral S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500 ETFs in Canada

May 10th, 2021 | By
Carbon Neutral ETFs

Evolve Funds has launched two new ETFs on Toronto Stock Exchange providing carbon-neutral exposure to mainstream Canadian and US equity indices – the S&P/TSX 60 and S&P 500.


WisdomTree unveils alternative income ETF

May 10th, 2021 | By
Kevin Flanagan, Head of Fixed Income Strategy at WisdomTree.

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


Ninepoint unveils carbon-neutral bitcoin ETF on TSX

May 10th, 2021 | By
Ninepoint unveils carbon-neutral bitcoin ETF on TSX

Canadian alternative investment manager Ninepoint Partners has unveiled the Ninepoint Bitcoin ETF (BITC CN), a directly backed, carbon-neutral bitcoin ETF listed on Toronto Stock Exchange.