ETFs are justly celebrated for their transparency but Abraham Thomas, Chief Data Officer and Co-Founder of Quandl believes that it can be difficult for investors to view or trust underlying ETF holdings across their entire portfolio.
With the wrong type of smoke signals emanating from the FCA, what does the future hold for the UK’s Financial Services sector?
By Allan Lane, Algo-Chain – With the news that PayPal has entered the cryptocurrency market, quickly followed by the world’s biggest ever IPO, where Ant, the financial services arm of Alibaba, raised USD34 billion from investors, it would be fair to say that 2020 has proven to be a breakthrough year for the FinTech movement. With Alipay reputedly accounting for USD17,000,000,000,000 in online payments, and with Ant’s share issue taking place in Asia rather than the US, the sheer scale of what is at stake here will not be lost on many.
ICI paper details ETF ecosystem providing smooth market functioning and price discovery during March 2020 volatility
Despite unprecedented market volatility in March 2020, the structures for creating, redeeming, and trading shares of ETFs – including ETF issuers, authorised participants (APs), and ETF liquidity providers – proved their resilience, according to a new paper on the Covid-19 market crisis from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) entitled “Experiences of US Exchange-Traded Funds During the Covid-19 Crisis.”
ETF industry veteran Gabriel Hammond, founder of Alerian and SteelPath Capital Management, is back with the launch of new asset management firm Emles Advisors, working with former Alerian CFO, Dave Saxena.
Recent news saw the semi-transparent ETF provider Blue Tractor announcing that it was set to launch its first product with Red Gate Advisers, a newly formed multi-boutique investment adviser.
The excitements of the investment markets over the early part of this year saw long term managers New Frontier undertaking an unprecedented four rebalances of their portfolios in order to keep abreast of the rapidly changing market environment.
Big index ETFs do brisk business, but Rusty Vanneman, chief investment officer of Omaha-based Orion Advisor Solutions, sees a growing appetite among investors and RIAs for investments that tell stories.
Earlier this month Wilshire Phoenix filed an amendment to the Registration Statement for its Wilshire wShares Enhanced Gold Trust, marking another step in the preparation of the launch of its first ETF product.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ financial adviser survey finds most intend to increase allocations to ETFs
Columbia Threadneedle Investments’ annual survey of close to 200 US-based financial advisers on their views on ETFs has revealed that most advisers intend to increase their ETF allocations to ETFs.
The first outing for Blue Tractor and its shielded alpha ETF wrapper will be with Red Gate Advisers, a newly formed multi-boutique investment adviser set to launch its first fund, the Stance Equity ESG Large Cap Core ETF, which will be administered by the RBB Fund, Inc Series Trust.
Cabana becomes instant substantial ETF issuer with switch of target drawdown products from managed account structure
Fayetteville, Arkansas is home to Cabana Asset Management, which offers a range of actively managed funds, including a hedge fund, and recently found itself in the happy position of becoming an instant successful ETF issuer, with some USD1.1 billion of assets under management across the new family of funds.
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.
The manager of the latest Swiss-based cryptocurrency ETP, listed on the SIX Exchange, describes itself as a cryptocurrency hedge fund, offering discretionary, active management of the top 15 cryptocurrencies.
European investors are prioritising climate-linked products in an ETF format, according to Cerulli Associates. Targeting portfolio holdings that focus on minimising carbon usage or being free from fossil fuels is set to be the most popular approach to incorporate ESG factors into ETFs, the firm says, with 86 per cent of the ETF issuers in Europe that responded to a survey believing it will be the case.
Geographically diverse, knowledgeable and inspirational speakers dominate etfLIVE North America digital summit
The inaugural etfLIVE North America digital summit saw a huge geographical spread across the US, with speakers drawn from Texas, Nebraska, the twin cities, San Francisco, Chicago, Ottawa, the UK and of course New York.
Lyxor ETF has released its latest Money Monitor report, which provides an analysis of flows in European open-ended funds and ETFs. The report also looks at the main investment trends observed over the past month.
It's seconds out for Dave Wagner, CFA and Brad Rapking this week, CFA portfolio managers at Aptus Capital Advisors, as they get stuck into the potential impact of the US election on the ETF space…
August witnessed the ninth consecutive month of inflows into gold-backed ETFs, according to the World Gold Council (WGC), albeit at their slowest pace in 2020.
Joe Anthony, President of Gregory FCA, interviews ETF Express Managing Editor, Beverly Chandler, on the October three day digital summit focused on US institutional use of ETFs…
Veteran index adviser, Laurence Black, has launched his own portal, The Index Standard, focused on all things index, provider of unbiased ratings, analytical insights and forecasts on investible index products.
US fund administrator Nottingham has received clearance from the SEC to launch active ETFs within the Blue Tractor Shielded Alpha semi-transparent ETF structure.
ProShares Pet Care ETF (PAWZ) has enjoyed a good year so far, with performance of over 11 per cent year to date, achieved on a wave of resilience that reflects, the firm says, the critical role of companion animals in pet owners’ lives during social distancing, as adoption and foster applications reached record highs.