ETF February Launches Target Cloud Computing

NEWS YOU CAN USE: BlackRock and First Trust Global Portfolio both expand their range of thematic ETFs with specialist products targeting new technology

Emma Simon 28 February, 2019 | 8:28AM

One of the biggest investment growth areas in recent years, has been specialist thematic ETFs. These low-cost funds aim to capitalise on investor appetite for new technology: be it artificial intelligence, blockchain, robotics, or renewable energy.

This month BlackRock launched an ETF that specifically targets investments in the electric car market, which many are expecting to significant reshape the automative industry. Meanwhile First Trust Global Portfolio has launched its own ETF, this time following companies specialising in cloud computing.

February also saw the announcements that two veteran fund managers would be stepping down, after 40 plus years in the industry.

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