In my opinion

IN MY OPINION

Luck or careful planning – how one index provider and two ETF issuers dominate the ESG trackers listed on the London Stock Exchange

Luck or careful planning – how one index provider and two ETF issuers dominate the ESG trackers listed on the London Stock Exchange

It’s fair to say the world has turned upside down since BlackRock’s Larry Fink unleashed his annual investment letter back in January.  For those that have not read it, his message was simple, it is time to go all in on ESG.  

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In a world driven by stochastic hares and deterministic tortoises what have we learnt since the launch of SPY?

In a world driven by stochastic hares and deterministic tortoises what have we learnt since the launch of SPY?

As the speed of tech driven change accelerated during those two decades, and each one of us constantly refreshed our RAM, our ability to remember the past seems to have gone by the wayside.  Add to that another seven years when the SPDR S&P 500 Trust ETF was first listed on the New York Stock Exchange – can any of us ever truly remember how it was back in the good old days?

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How green is my index?

How green is my index?

Beyond Investing’s Claire Smith (pictured), creator of the US Vegan Climate Index writes this week’s In My Opinion, asking ‘Are all ESG Indexes as green as you want them to be?’

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KraneShares' new China ETF applies its ESG slide rule from Shanghai to Guangzhou - Look what happened

KraneShares' new China ETF applies its ESG slide rule from Shanghai to Guangzhou - Look what happened

By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – As the rise of boutique US ETF providers continues to lap the shores of Europe, it is good to see KraneShares making its mark with the launch of the KraneShares MSCI China ESG Leaders UCITS ETF listed on the London Stock Exchange last week, with ticker KESG and with an annual management fee of 0.4 per cent.

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VanEck ups its game in a world where stock picking is harder than rocket science

VanEck ups its game in a world where stock picking is harder than rocket science

By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – Under the spotlight today is VanEck's Vectors Video Gaming and eSports UCITS ETF which provides investors with a one-click opportunity to access the brave new world of competitive video gaming.  As a professional player one can compete for prize money that even Tiger Woods would be proud to win, and partly explains why the early revenue growth has been close to 40 per cent since 2015.