ETF TV News #62 Som Seif, Founder & CEO, Purpose Financial joins ETFtv to discuss the Bitcoin ETF listing in Canada

London February 23, 2020 ETF TV News #62 Som Seif explains first Bitcoin ETF.


ETF TV News #62 Som Seif explains first Bitcoin ETF.

Som Seif, Founder & CEO, Purpose Financial joins Dan Barnes and Deborah Fuhr ETFGI on ETF TV to discuss the first Bitcoin ETF listing in Canada, where demand is coming from and if a U.S. listing is likely to follow #PressPlay

There where 14 new listings from 13 issuers on 7 exchanges and 31 new cross listings during the week of Feb 15th

2 Bitcoin 2 Commodity 3 equity 7 fixed income/2 ESG 4 Active

Issuers: American Century Investments InstitutionalBMO Global Asset Management - CanadaChina Asset Management Co., Ltd.Evolve ETFsFirst TrustGABELLI INVESTOR FUNDS INCHwabao TrustInvesco Ltd.Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM)Purpose InvestmentsUBS ETFs, Wilshire PhoenixWisdomTree Asset Management

Exchanges: Cboe Global MarketsDeutsche BörseLondon Stock ExchangeNYSE Arca, Shanghai Stock ExchangeShenzhen Stock ExchangeToronto Stock Exchange

#marketdata by ETFGI #video production by Nuru Rimington-Mkali

Disclaimer: ETF TV is a news update and is intended for informational purposes only. ETF TV does not provide investment advice nor recommend products. #ETFtv

#bitcoin #investing #blockchain #cryptocurrency #crypto #ETFs #ETF

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