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Europe’s first space ETF is go for launch

Jun 3rd, 2021 | By
Europe's first space ETF is go for launch

US-based thematic investment boutique ProcureAM is set to introduce Europe’s first ETF offering pure-play exposure to the space economy.


S&P DJI launches ‘Dividend Growers’ indices

Jun 2nd, 2021 | By
S&P DJI launches ‘Dividend Growers’ index series

S&P Dow Jones Indices has unveiled the S&P Dividend Growers Index Series, a new family of indices tracking companies that have consistently increased their dividend payments every year for a specified number of years.


First Trust launches actively managed ‘Innovation Leaders’ ETF

Jun 2nd, 2021 | By
First Trust debuts Target Outcome ETF with leveraged upside

First Trust has expanded its suite of thematic equity ETFs with the launch of the actively managed First Trust Innovation Leaders ETF (ILDR US) on NYSE Arca.


Principal unveils suite of active multi-factor ETFs

Jun 1st, 2021 | By
Principal unveils suite of active multi-factor ETFs

Principal Financial has introduced a trio of actively managed ‘adaptive’ multi-factor equity ETFs on Cboe BZX.


LGIM launches digital payments ETF

May 27th, 2021 | By
Howie Li, Head of ETFs at LGIM

Legal & General Investment Management has launched the L&G Digital Payments UCITS ETF, a new thematic equity ETF listed in Europe providing exposure to companies poised to benefit from the global transition to a cashless economy.


Fischer Gaming and HANetf tee up Europe’s first sports betting and iGaming ETF

May 27th, 2021 | By
Fisher Gaming partners with HANetf on Europe’s first betting ETF

Fischer Gaming, in partnership with HANetf, is set to introduce Europe’s first ETF targeting firms in the sports betting and online gambling industries.


Vanguard launches ESG-screened global corporate bond ETF in Europe

May 25th, 2021 | By
Fong Yee Chan, Head of ESG strategy, UK and Europe, Vanguard

Vanguard has introduced its first ESG-considered fixed income ETF in Europe with the launch of the Vanguard ESG Global Corporate Bond UCITS ETF.


SonicShares debuts with travel industry ETF

May 25th, 2021 | By
Investors check in for global travel industry ETF

SonicShares, a new ETF issuer focused on thematic investing, has launched its debut fund – the SonicShares Airlines, Hotels, Cruise Lines ETF (TRYP US) on NYSE Arca.


EQM, HANetf to launch Europe’s first pure-play solar ETF

May 24th, 2021 | By
EQM to launch Europe’s first solar ETF

EQM Indexes is set to introduce The Solar Energy UCITS ETF (TANN LN), Europe’s first ETF exclusively dedicated to the global solar industry. The fund is being brought to market in collaboration with white-label platform HANetf.


The pressure of the crowd: Stress testing thematic indexes

May 21st, 2021 | By
The pressure of the crowd: Stress testing thematic indexes

By Anil Rao, Executive Director, Equity Solutions Research, and Thomas Verbraken, Executive Director, MSCI Research at MSCI.

Some investors may be concerned about crowding within the fast-growing thematic-investing segment. Using MSCI’s stock-crowding model, we identify crowded themes and run stress tests to understand how they might respond to an equity sell-off.