The pick of the latest ETF launches is Compound Kings from Upholdings, a new provider led by former hedge fund analyst and Everlane CFO Robert Cantwell. Elsewhere, Invesco, Sound Income Strategies and Euclid Investment Advisory all launched actively managed fund, while TrueMark and Pacer ETFs debuted new structured outcome offerings. We also have new index-based funds from Blue Horizon Capital, Lyxor, Distillate Capital and Global, and the first ETF from Swan Global Investments, which pairs the benefits of passive investing in equity index ETFs with actively managed options strategies.
Launches & Fundraising
Alternative investment firm SkyBridge Capital has launched of the SkyBridge Bitcoin Fund LP, which provides mass-affluent investors with an institutional-grade vehicle to gain exposure to Bitcoin.
Swan Global Investments (Swan) has launched its first ETF, the Swan Hedged Equity Exchange-Traded Fund (HEGD).
A bumper week for new ETF launches includes a couple of unusual funds, including a new 'social justice' ETF from Adasina Capital, and Tuttle Tactical Management's latest offering which aims to provide access to Special Purpose Acquisition Companies or SPACs, normally the preserve of institutional investors. The week's other newcomers include a new corporate bonds from from Tabula, a new ETF from HSBC GAM focused on the largest technology companies from the Greater China region, and a suite of eight active funds from Vanguard allowing investors to invest in an actively managed portfolio of equity and fixed income ETFs.
A busy week for new launches included a new five-fund range of fixed income ETFs from LGIM aimed at wholesale and institutional investors seeking exposure to core assets with integrated ESG and liquidity considerations. Other debutants included gold funds from both WisdomTree and Amplify, a fee-free, bitcoin fund from Valour, a semi-conductor fund from Van Eck, and Amundi’s new DAX 50 ESG UCITS ETF, as well as an absolute return bond ETF from Horizons ETFs, and a new Lyxor fund providing access to the 1000 largest US companies with 2x leverage.
Alternative credit manager CIP Asset Management (CIPAM) has entered the retail fixed income funds management market, with the launch of a retail version of the CIPAM Credit Income Fund.
Responsible investing takes centre stage this week with the launch of a new ESG corporate bond fund from Xtrackers, three ESG ETFs from TD Asset Management, iClima Earth’s new carbon avoidance solutions fund, and an emerging market sustainability ETF from Fidelity. Eslewhere, Van Eck debuted two corporate bond funds, TrueMark added to its structured outcome ETF suite, and new provider Leatherback entered the ETF space with a long/short yield fund.
Whitman Asset Management (Whitman) has launched a new fund, the TB Whitman UK Small Cap Growth Fund. The Fund, a UCITS OEIC, has already received firm commitments from investors to a value of GBP15 million. Whitman is targeting GBP25 million in the initial stages of the Fund.
This week’s new ETF launches include a new fund from former hedge fund manager Julian Klymochko, the Accelerate OneChoice Alternative Portfolio ETF, which provides investors with access to a range of asset classes and strategies including Absolute Return, Global Macro, Private Credit and Alternative Equity. Elsewhere, VanEck listed a new bitcoin ETN on Deutsche Borse, while Ninepoint Partners debuted a new ETF series based on four existing mutual funds and NextFins launches and fund based on India’s Nifty Financial Services 25/50 Index.
The European asset management platform of Mediolanum Banking Group, Mediolanum International Funds Ltd (MIFL), has launched the Mediolanum Best Brands Global Impact Fund to add to its growing ESG offering.