On 16 June, London, Leverage Shares, the pioneer of physically-backed single stock ETPs, is expanding its range of Stock Tracker ETPs. The innovative products allow UK investors to gain 1:1 exposure to in-demand Asian stocks for the first time in an Individual Savings Account (ISA), in GBP and with no FX charges.
Following the introduction of the first ever Stock Tracker ETPs on single stocks in May 2021, Leverage Shares is expanding its suite to include Chinese tech disruptors and more US market darlings.
The COVID-induced pandemic has introduced more market participants than ever before, with the majority being millennials or part of Gen Z. Retail investors can no longer be overlooked, as they now make up over 20% of overall stock trading volume – having doubled from levels prior to the pandemic.
The Stock Tracker ETPs address the added demand for access to individual stocks, as UK and European investors have shown more interest in constructing their own portfolio of equities. These unique products offer non-leveraged access to globally recognised stocks and trade in multiple currencies.
The Stock Trackers are advantageous for institutional and retail investors alike, as well as legacy brokers, who until now have not been able to offer fractional trading to their clients.
“Today marks another milestone as we continue to bring cohesion to the fragmented European market. With a total of 17 Trackers, investors can get access to their favourite stocks in their preferred currency and during EU trading hours. Stocks like NIO, Baidu and JD.com have never been more accessible.”
– Oktay Kavrak, Product Strategy @Leverage Shares
“We are delighted to welcome Leverage Shares back to London Stock Exchange with the listing of their Stock Tracker ETPs, a first for the market, and new 3x leveraged ETPs, all tracking single US stocks. London continues to support innovation and choice in the ETP market, offering institutional and retail investors exposure to a wide range of products to suit their evolving investment strategies.”
– Lida Eslami, Head of Business Development, ETP and IOB @London Stock Exchange
The 17-strong lineup includes 8 new ETPs, offering 1:1 (delta one) exposure to leading US and Asian stocks at a fraction of the price. The latest additions also include investors’ favourites such as Airbnb, Palantir, Plug Power and others.
With the latest listing, Leverage Shares now offers over 100 single stock ETPs, offering both leveraged and unleveraged exposure to today’s most in-demand stocks.
Sandeep joined Leverage Shares in September 2020. He leads research on existing and new product lines, asset classes, and strategies, with special emphasis on analysis of recent events and developments.
Sandeep has longstanding experience with financial markets. Starting with a Chicago-based hedge fund as a financial engineer, his career has spanned a variety of domains and organizations over a course of 8 years – from Barclays Capital’s Prime Services Division to (most recently) Nasdaq’s Index Research Team.
Sandeep holds an M.S. in Finance as well as an MBA from Illinois Institute of Technology Chicago.
Violeta joined Leverage Shares in September 2022. She is responsible for conducting technical analysis, macro and equity research, providing valuable insights to help shape investment strategies for clients.
Prior to joining LS, Violeta worked at several high-profile investment firms in Australia, such as Tollhurst and Morgans Financial where she spent the past 12 years of her career.
Violeta is a certified market technician from the Australian Technical Analysts Association and holds a Post Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance and Investment from Kaplan Professional (FINSIA), Australia, where she was a lecturer for a number of years.
Julian joined Leverage Shares in 2018 as part of the company’s primary expansion in Eastern Europe. He is responsible for web content and raising brand awareness.
Julian has been academically involved with economics, psychology, sociology, European politics & linguistics. He has experience in business development and marketing through business ventures of his own.
For Julian, Leverage Shares is an innovator in the field of finance & fintech, and he always looks forward with excitement to share the next big news with investors in the UK & Europe.
Oktay joined Leverage Shares in late 2019. He is responsible for driving business growth by maintaining key relationships and developing sales activity across English-speaking markets.
He joined Leverage Shares from UniCredit, where he was a corporate relationship manager for multinationals. His previous experience is in corporate finance and fund administration at firms like IBM Bulgaria and DeGiro / FundShare.
Oktay holds a BA in Finance & Accounting and a post-graduate certificate in Entrepreneurship from Babson College. He is also a CFA charterholder.
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