Lyxor’s latest ETF Money Monitor for January shows that ETFs gathered EUR11.6 billion in January 2020, with ESG ETFs continuing their strong trend, gathering EUR2.3 billion.
Beyond Investing’s Claire Smith (pictured), creator of the US Vegan Climate Index writes this week’s In My Opinion, asking ‘Are all ESG Indexes as green as you want them to be?’
ETF fees are fairly permanently in the spotlight and the current price war between providers means that fees appear to continue to be pushed down.
Tilney’s Seager-Scott welcomes fixed income ETFs and dismisses liquidity fears as industry goes over USD6trn
The origins of UK wealth manager the Tilney Group lie in Liverpool over a century ago and a series of M&A events has grown it to the GBP25 billion firm it is today. Ben Seager-Scott is head of Multi-Asset Funds at the firm and explains that the firm offers wealth management and financial planning for clients with assets ranging from a few thousand pounds up to several millions.
New research from Cerulli Associates’ finds that 80 per cent of US ETF issuers estimate that non-transparent ETFs will gather between USD1 billion and USD100 billion by 2025, as it will probably take time to raise assets for the new class.
Jason Xavier (pictured), Head of EMEA ETF Capital Markets, Franklin Templeton writes that ETFs are no longer the preserve of investors who are solely focused on passive vehicles, commenting that recent years have seen ETFs evolve in sophisticated ways to address developing investor needs. In this piece Xavier examines ‘active’ ETFs, and answers some common questions about them that he hears from investors.
China Post Global’s gold mining ETF, the NYSE ARCA GOLD BUGS INDEX UCITS ETF, has outperformed what has already been a huge bull run this year in gold, achieving 43 per cent over the last 12 months, double the performance of the physical gold price over the period.
Mid-November’s announcement by the US Securities and Exchange Commission of the intention to approve novel ETF structures included the Shielded Alpha ETF wrapper from Blue Tractor Group.