CORONAVIRUS

TrueMark’s ECOZ outperforms the S&P

TrueMark’s ECOZ outperforms the S&P

TrueMark Investments’ Principal and Chief Investment Officer Jordan Waldrep, Principal, provider of the ESG Active Opportunities ETF (ECOZ), comments that the Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated new societal trends such as working from home and contactless payments.

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Ireland enjoys pole position in European ETF industry

Ireland enjoys pole position in European ETF industry

State Street dominates the ETF industry in Ireland, and Ireland dominates the ETF industry across Europe. Ciarán Fitzpatrick (pictured), Managing Director & Head of ETF Servicing Ireland, State Street, explains that Ireland is the firm’s largest domicile for ETFs outside of the US, with over 500 ETFs serviced across 10 clients and USD450 billion in assets under administration in Ireland, representing 83 per cent of the Irish market.

IN MY OPINION

Year-to-date returns suggest investors have learned not to ‘Tiptoe thru’ the tulips’ after all

Year-to-date returns suggest investors have learned not to ‘Tiptoe thru’ the tulips’ after all

What is it about collecting that forces someone to want everything on a list once they have engaged with their first item of that kind? One needs to only think of either record collectors or train spotters to know this habit can get out of control. Oddly enough this line of thinking also applies to investing - once you have traded one US Equity Sector ETF, then one’s inner voice compels you to keep looking at all of them. 

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Ireland continues to dominate the European ETF industry

Ireland continues to dominate the European ETF industry

Having trained with Dillon Eustace, Brian Higgins (pictured), partner, returned some 14 years ago and is now in the happy position of being with Ireland’s largest law firm in the funds industry, and working with Dublin-registered ETFs. Higgins is joining the regulatory panel for etfLIVE Europe, discussing the rapid rise of the ETF industry and the potential impact of MiFID II changes and the potential for active ETFs in Europe.