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JETS issuer launches thematic ETF on cargo industries

Jan 20th, 2022 | By
US Global Investors launches thematic ETF on cargo industries

US Global Investors, the investment adviser behind the $3.4 billion US Global Jets ETF (JETS US) and its European domiciled equivalent, US Global Jets UCITS ETF (JETS LN), has launched a new thematic equity ETF providing exposure to sea shipping and air freight industries worldwide.


Avantis targets US small-caps in new factor-enhanced ETF

Jan 13th, 2022 | By
Avantis Investors ETFs

Avantis Investors has launched an actively managed US small-cap equity ETF that seeks to capture alpha by incrementally harvesting returns attributable to value and profitability factors.


Motley Fool launches two new ETFs based on stock ‘recommendation universe’

Jan 4th, 2022 | By
Motley Fool launches two new ETFs based on 'recommendation universe'

Motley Fool Asset Management has expanded its ETF lineup with the launch of two new strategies on NYSE Arca.


Strategy Shares introduces 5% target distribution ‘HANDL’ ETF

Jan 4th, 2022 | By
Strategy Shares launches 5% target distribution ETF

Strategy Shares has introduced the Strategy Shares Nasdaq 5HANDL Index ETF (FIVR US), aimed primarily at US retirees, which provides multi-asset exposure while targeting a 5.0% annual distribution rate, all or a portion of which may include a return of capital.


GSAM launches Paris-aligned ‘ActiveBeta’ US equity ETF

Dec 18th, 2021 | By
Armen Avanessians, Global Head and CIO of GSAM’s Quantitative Investment Strategies team

Goldman Sachs Asset Management has introduced a new US equity ETF that combines a multi-factor investment approach with adherence to the carbon reduction goals of the Paris Agreement.


Invesco launches equally weighted S&P 500 ESG Leaders ETF

Nov 19th, 2021 | By
John Hoffman, Head of Americas, ETFs & Indexed Strategies at Invesco

Invesco has launched a new ETF in the US providing equally weighted exposure to a subset of S&P 500 companies with robust environmental, social, and governance (ESG) profiles.


Dimensional rolls out four fixed income factor ETFs

Nov 17th, 2021 | By
Gerard O’Reilly, co-CEO and Chief Investment Officer, Dimensional Fund Advisors

Dimensional Fund Advisors has launched four actively managed bond ETFs on NYSE Arca.


Blockchain in the real world

Nov 10th, 2021 | By
Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist for First Trust.

By Gregg Guerin, Senior Product Specialist for First Trust.

For most investors, Blockchain means crypto. Some believe Bitcoin (or other digital currencies) are a valid asset; others think it’s a Ponzi scheme. But investors rarely pause to consider the underlying technology, Blockchain, and its vast applicability in the real world.


BlackRock introduces ESG version of $29bn min vol US equity ETF

Nov 8th, 2021 | By
BlackRock introduces ESG version of its $29bn min vol US equity ETF

BlackRock has added to its offering of sustainable exposures with the launch of the iShares ESG MSCI USA Min Vol Factor ETF (ESMV US) on Nasdaq.


BlackRock extends ESG offering with momentum and value factor ETFs

Nov 1st, 2021 | By
BlackRock cuts fees on flagship MBS and short-term TIPS ETFs

BlackRock has further diversified its offering of sustainable exposures in Europe with the launch of two new equity factor ESG ETFs on Xetra.