SYNTHETIC FUNDS

Invesco reports synthetic ETFs performed well during Covid-19 market volatility

Invesco reports synthetic ETFs performed well during Covid-19 market volatility

Invesco has analysed performance and market flows related to the S&P 500, MSCI USA and MSCI World Indices and found that synthetic ETFs offering exposure to core US and global equity benchmarks have delivered strong outperformance with lower tracking errors compared to physical ETFs across the past year.

ESG

Invesco reports growing demand for ESG ETFs from insurers

Invesco reports growing demand for ESG ETFs from insurers

Invesco reports that ETFs have become the vehicle of choice for institutional investors to integrate ESG criteria into their portfolios, with insurers switching to ESG via some investments in ETFs because they enable a combination of strict compliance with regulatory requirements, flexibility in their asset allocation, the fine-tuning of their ESG strategy, including the implementation of self-indexing mechanisms, at low cost.

INTERVIEW

Dimensional steps into ETF waters

Dimensional steps into ETF waters

Austin, Texas-based Dimensional Fund Advisors, a systematic active money manager with close to four decades of experience and USD514 billion under management, is stepping into the ETF pool, with the planned launch of three ETFs later this year.

IN MY OPINION

2020 – What does the global pandemic teach us about ESG investing?

2020 – What does the global pandemic teach us about ESG investing?

By Linda Zhang (pictured), CEO, Purview Investments – "While writing this piece in Manhattan, I can’t imagine what New York City would be like if it were shut down for 24 hours.” This was how I started a publication about the impact of the Covid-19 shutdown in China on the world economy and capital markets in late February. A couple of weeks later, the city entered a state of shelter in place. Five months later, my beloved city and many parts of the world are still in various states of shutdown.