RESEARCH

ICI paper details ETF ecosystem providing smooth market functioning and price discovery during March 2020 volatility

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.”

ESG

Climate-linked factors top ETF investor demand, says Cerulli

Climate-linked factors top ETF investor demand, says Cerulli

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.