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Global ETF launches 26.03-02.04

Global ETF launches 26.03-02.04

In another predictably quiet week for ETF launches, Lyxor was ‘on-trend’ with the debut of a new suite of ‘ecosystem’ funds designed to be consistent with the carbon emission reduction targets of the Paris Agreement of 2015. Lyxor says the ETFs, which track MSCI's Climate Change indices, provide investors with access to European, US, Emerging Markets and World equity exposures in a 'simple, transparent and cost-effective way'.

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Global ETF launches 19-26.03.20

Global ETF launches 19-26.03.20

With the global coronavirus crisis still causing challenges for the global financial sector, there’s just a single ETF launch to report on this week, a new iShares ETF from BlackRock on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt providing investors with access to corporate bonds with a focus on sustainability. 

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Global ETF launches 12-19.03.20

Global ETF launches 12-19.03.20

In a quiet week for ETF launches BlackRock kept things ticking over with the debut of not one fund, but a suite of three three ultrashort bond environmental, social and governance products. The new funds are all versions of existing iShares UCITS ETFs but with revised ESG criteria which explicitly excludes issuers involved in controversial weapons, nuclear weapons, conventional weapons, civilian firearms, tobacco, adult entertainment, alcohol, gambling, nuclear power, genetically modified organisms, oil sands and thermal coal…

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Global ETF launches 05-12.03.20

Global ETF launches 05-12.03.20

This week’s new ETF launches include two bond-focused iShares funds, one providing access to emerging markets corporate bonds and the other to US Corporate bonds. Elsewhere, First Trust listed a cloud computing UCITS ETF on the Italian Stock Exchange, while Exchange Traded Concepts partnered with Qraft Technologies to debut an AI-powered fund offering access to dividend-paying US companies…