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ETF Express announces winners in 2024 Canadian awards

This week’s newsletter comes to you from sunny Toronto where the team has arrived to host our second ETF Express Canadian awards. The winners in the room are detailed in our feature on the story. The Canadian ETF industry is best known for inventing the ETF and for being innovative in its creation of new products and offerings for its investors.

Many congratulations to all our winners.

This week saw Fiona Nicolson talking to Komainu, custody providers in the digital asset space, with chief commercial officer Darren Johnson saying: “Digital-asset ETPs are emerging as a key contender for institutional adoption of cryptocurrency, due to their regulatory compliance, accessibility and familiarity for the finance industry, compared with direct crypto investment.

“Major approvals, like those for bitcoin and Ethereum ETPs in the US and ETNs in the UK signify positive strides towards mainstream acceptance and regulation of digital assets, helping to legitimise them within the broader financial landscape, while ensuring investor protection and market transparency.”

Looking forward, Johnson says: “Single-asset ETPs, for example the bitcoin ETF, have stolen the headlines, but the next phase of innovation will be multi-asset digital asset ETPs. These capture a diversified basket of digital assets and cryptocurrencies and allow investors to track the market through one instrument.”

June in Europe in the fund industry means just one thing: IMPower Fund Forum and this year sees me chairing a number of ETF sessions at the event in Monaco. Readers who wish to attend can use this code FKN3276EMSPK to join me with a 10 per cent discount.

Beverly Chandler, Managing Editor

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Northern Trust Asset Management (NTAM), has announced that David Abner is joining as Head of Global ETFs and Funds.
The winners were announced in the second ETF Express Canadian awards at the event held at The Quay in Toronto, attended by many key players from the Canadian ETF industry.
Custody specialist, Komainu, was launched in 2018 as a joint venture between Nomura, digital-asset investment manager, CoinShares and blockchain business, Ledger. The Jersey-based firm, which also has offices in London, Dublin, Dubai and Singapore, describes itself as a “gateway to the digital-asset ecosystem.”

Global ETF Launches

Global Launches sponsored by STOXX
Two non-North American launches this week covered the two leading strategies in this year’s ETF output – sustainability and digital currencies.

US ETF Launches

US Launches sponsored by STOXX
Nine new ETF offerings were launched for the week, each with a distinct value proposition for investors. Detailed below are the respective launches from each asset manager.


Canada Launches sponsored by STOXX
A summary of the Canadian ETF launches that occurred in May 2024.
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