Crypto winter watch

New bear-market bitcoin ETF products emerge as ‘crypto winter’ crisis deepens

New bear-market bitcoin ETF products emerge as ‘crypto winter’ crisis deepens

Nick Evans writes that leading cryptocurrency exchange-traded product issuers in the US and Europe have unveiled novel ETF instruments enabling investors to navigate the bear market in crypto assets, as the ‘crypto winter’ crisis continues to intensify with the collapse of a large hedge fund and escalating signs of stress within the digital assets ecosystem.

Net zero private fund launch

Brookfield tops hard-cap target to raise USD15 billion for record net-zero fund

Brookfield tops hard-cap target to raise USD15 billion for record net-zero fund

Nick Evans writes that Brookfield, the world’s second largest alternative asset management firm, has raised the largest ever private fund dedicated to accelerating the global energy transition to a net-zero carbon economy with the announcement of the final close of its inaugural Brookfield Global Transition Fund with total capital of USD15 billion.

 

Equities

“Anyone but Suga is good news”: T Rowe Price eyes further gains for Japanese equities as election approaches

“Anyone but Suga is good news”: T Rowe Price eyes further gains for Japanese equities as election approaches

Appetite for Japanese equities appears to be turning a corner after years of investors underweighting the region, with the country’s rapid roll-out of Covid-19 vaccinations and hopes over its upcoming election driving share prices higher in September.

ESG & responsible investing

Largest asset managers' support for shareholder votes on climate and diversity rises sharply 

Largest asset managers' support for shareholder votes on climate and diversity rises sharply 

Five of the world’s largest asset managers – BlackRock, Vanguard, State Street, Fidelity, and JPMorgan – have dramatically increased their support for shareholder proposals on topics relating to the environment and diversity during this year’s proxy season, according to new data from analytics provider Insightia.