BlackRock extended its streak of ETF launches – targeting mining equities – as it looks to offer investors exposure to the metals underlying the energy transition.
It comes a month after BlackRock launched its essential metals ETF and a copper mining ETF in June.
BlackRock’s concerted push into the space also follows metal and battery ETF launches from UBS Asset Management, Sprott, WisdomTree, Legal and General Investment Management and others.
Amundi approaches consolidation
Amundi continues to rapidly consolidate its range after merging and rebranding ETFs housing billions of dollars in recent weeks.
After stating it had “almost entirely” realised the operational benefits of integrating the Lyxor business, Amundi announced this week it is set to merge five of its euro government bond ETFs with Lyxor equivalents.
The firm is also rolling out its ‘net zero ambition PAB’ range as vehicles to absorb Lyxor’s and its own Paris-aligned, climate transition and net-zero ETFs.
Overnight rate overhaul
Finally, DWS overhauled its popular euro overnight rate swap ETF to track a Solactive index.
The change follows $1.3bn inflows into the ETF in Q3 and allows a greater range of counterparties to enter over-the-counter swap transactions.
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