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Global X’s thematic ETF report finds assets shifting sectors

Global X’s thematic ETF report finds assets shifting sectors

Global X’s European Thematic UCITS Report for May 2021 found that at the end of May 2021, there were 61 thematic UCITS ETFs totalling USD35.6 billion in assets under management (AUM), declining by 0.8 per cent on the month. Disruptive Technologies and People & Demographics recorded a monthly decrease of AUMs in May, -2 per cent and -5 per cent respectively, while Physical Environment thematic UCITS ETFs saw a 3 per cent increase.  

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Alerian’s LaValle details the firm’s expansion from those MLP roots

Alerian’s LaValle details the firm’s expansion from those MLP roots

The rise of thematic ETF investing has given indexers fertile grounds in which to grow their products. Index provider Alerian had its feet firmly in the Master Limited Partner (MLP) sector but after acquiring S-Network Global Indexes in 2020, and in terms of its own intellectual property, the firm has expanded into offering indices based on everything from Space to (with extraordinary market timing) Black Swan events.