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.
Launches & Fundraising
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.
This week’s new launches include a fund that provides investors with access to one of the few sectors to have benefited from the coronavirus pandemic, the Direxion Work From Home ETF, which is based on a Solactive index, as are Hamilton ETFs’ latest offerings covering the Australian and Canadian banking sectors. Elsewhere, Toews Corporation launched a family of Agility Shares ETFs, while Pacer ETFs added four new funds to its offering…
After the recent rush of new ETF launches, things have been a little quieter this week. UBS Global Asset Management debuted two new funds on Xetra and Börse Frankfurt – a sustainable investment fund and a commodity strategy that simultaneously takes a short and long position in two commodity indices. Elsewhere, Global X launched a preferred stock fund and Catholic Values ETF, while ETFMG added a biotech fund to its thematic offering.
Rathbone Unit Trust Management Ltd (Rathbones) has launched two new multi-asset funds, as part of the Rathbone Multi-Asset Portfolio Funds (RMAP) range – the Rathbone Multi-Asset Defensive Growth Portfolio Fund and Rathbone Multi-Asset Dynamic Growth Portfolio Fund.
In a bumper week for new ETF launches, Leverage Shares expanded its range of LSE-listed S&L ETPs to 40 with the addition of 28 new products based on the heavily traded US stocks. Franklin Templeton meanwhile, added a US Treasuries ETF to its range of active ETFs for US investors, while Direxion debuted three ‘buy and hold’ funds and Ossiam launched a new fund to replicate the performance of the ICE (Intercontinental Exchange) 3-5 Year Euro Government Carbon Reduction Index.
Nikola Stojanow, co-founder of AEternity Blockchain and creator of AE Ventures investment company, is to launch a Venture Capital Fund focused on opportunities in the blockchain space.
Another busy week for launches saw AllianzIM make its ETF debut with the launch a new product line based on buffered outcome products designed to match the returns of the S&P 500 Price Return Index up to a stated cap, while providing downside protection. Other interesting launches included a 28-strong range of S&L ETPs from Leverage Shoes, a Sports Betting ETF from Roundhill and a bitcoin ETP from ETC Group and HANetf.