ETFs

Jun 19, 2024

Van Eck launches ASX’s first bitcoin spot ETFThe Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) has approved the country’s first crypto spot ETF joining the US and Hong Kong in giving the green light.

Jun 12, 2024

Lazard to launch first Australian ETFUS-based Lazard Wealth Management has launched its first ETF in the Australian market as it looks to tap into the growing demand for exposure to the infrastructure sector.

Apr 29, 2024

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

Apr 11, 2024

Hong Kong set to approve bitcoin spot ETFHong Kong is set to take a leading position in the race to be the crypto investment hub for the Asia Pacific region following reports that it is set to approve its first bitcoin spot ETF later this month.

Apr 02, 2024

Asia Pacific ETF reach record asset levels in FebruaryAssets invested in the ETF industry in Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) reached an all-time high in February.

Mar 04, 2024

Van Eck eyes spot bitcoin ETF launch in AustraliaUS fund manager Van Eck is reportedly closer to launching a spot bitcoin ETF on the Australian Stock Exchange (ASX).

Feb 13, 2024

BlackRock launches India government bond ETFiShares, the ETF arm of fund manager BlackRock, has launched an ETF focused on Indian government bonds.

Jan 29, 2024

Hong Kong prepares for spot bitcoin ETF applicationsChinese asset manager Harvest Fund Management has reportedly filed an application with Hong Kong’s Securities and Finance Commission (SFC) for a spot bitcoin ETF.

According to a report from Tencent News, Harvest intends to launch Hong Kong’s first such ETF after the Chinese New Year in February.

Jan 25, 2024

Hong_KongHong Kong-based digital assets manager HashKey Capital has collaborated with benchmarking firm FTSE Russell on the launch of three indexes for tracking digital assets.

Jan 11, 2024

Chinese equity ETFs enjoyed record inflows in 2023 as investors reacted to the slump in the country’s stock markets.

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Opinion

The emergence of AI-powered funds

Contradictory market sentiments from commentators have impeded the decision-making powers of the first wave of AI-powered ETFs, says Alvin Chia of Northern Trust Asset Servicing.

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A quiet revolution in Japan’s corporate governance

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