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Global ETF launches 27.08-03.09.20

Global ETF launches 27.08-03.09.20

This week’s new ETF launches include a couple of crypto-related firsts – the launch by 21Shares of the first short bitcoin ETP on Xetra and the admission of the first bitcoin ETP on the official ‘regulated’ market of the Vienna Stock Exchange. Elsewhere, Rize launched two new thematic ETFs – food production and digital learning – Vanguard debuted three new bond funds, and AdvisorShares launched the Pure US Cannabis ETF.

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Women need to mind the GBP100,000 pension gap, says new research

Women need to mind the GBP100,000 pension gap, says new research

With men anticipating that they will have an annual retirement income of GBP19,748 and women suggesting their income will be GBP14,833 in later life, new analysis from the Cebr, commissioned by equity release lender more2life, suggests that when life expectancy is taken into account the basic ‘gender pensions gap’ could be as much as GBP108,130. 

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FIDx & Envestnet | MoneyGuide make annuities available directly from financial plans

FIDx & Envestnet | MoneyGuide make annuities available directly from financial plans

FIDx, a product-agnostic platform that connects insurance solutions with wealth management platforms and other providers, has formed a strategic partnership with financial planning software provider Envestnet | MoneyGuide that gives insurance-licensed financial professionals the capability to plan, research, propose, and manage annuity products from within MoneyGuide.