In another busy week for new ETF launches, both HSBC GAM and Krane Funds brought carbon-focused products to market, the first a fund offering access to low CO2 investment opportunities and the second an ETF benchmarked to IHS Markit's Global Carbon Index.
Launches & Fundraising
Another week, and another batch of ‘green’ fund launches – two Paris-aligned, climate ETFs from Franklin Templeton based on STOXX and S&P indices, plus the debut on Xetra of a new fund from Credit Suisse focused on sustainable investments with low volatility. Elsewhere, Lyxor added a new global government bonds fund to its low-cost Core range, while Global Beta launched two factor-based ETFs, CIBC a brace of Global Equity funds, and FiCAS debuted an actively managed Crypto ETP…
First Republic Investment Management, a subsidiary of First Republic Bank, has launched the FRC Founders Index Fund, which seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the total return performance, before fees and expenses, of the First Republic Founders Index.
No sign of a summer lull in ETF launches as yet with a raft of new funds on offer this week. Alerian made its UCITS ETF debut via the HANetf platform, while American Century Investments, Lyxor and Amundi all launched new ESG/sustainable investment funds. Elsewhere, Invesco debuted a currency gold ETC on Xetra, while Amundi added to its low-cost Prime ETF range, Chimera Capital launched a new fund tracking a Shariah-compliant S&P index, and Franklin Templeton listed a new ultra short bond ETF.
Another week, another batch of new ESG ETFs with HSBC, Amundi, Vanguard and Deka Investments all adding to their line-up of sustainable and climate-friendly funds. Elsewhere, Toews Corporation made its debut in the ETF space with the launch of its Agility Shares actively managed family of funds…
There’s a decidedly green hue to this week’s new launches starting with the addition of four new Paris-aligned funds to Lyxor’s climate ETF range. UBS GAM meanwhile, debuted a new Pacific-focused equities ETF on Xetra, while Amundi’s latest offering is the MSCI Emerging ESG Leaders UCITS ETF.
The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has added the Mediolanum Global Demographic Opportunities Fund to its growing Best Brands umbrella multi manager offering.
Agile Financial Insights LLC (AFI), has launched a new risk analytics service for family offices and investment advisers that allows them to closely manage investment decisions and activity and understand risk more effectively.
William Blair Investment Management has launched an Emerging Markets Debt Local Currency SICAV Fund to provide investors with exposure to the attractive opportunity set within emerging markets across the world.
Allianz Global Investors brings successful China A-Shares fund to UK retail market with OEIC fund launch
Allianz Global Investors is to launch its successful China A-shares strategy as an OEIC later this month making it one one of the first investment managers to offer UK retail clients access to the A-shares market.