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Franklin Templeton’s Mann comments on importance of ETF trading volume and timeframes

Franklin Templeton’s Mann comments on importance of ETF trading volume and timeframes

David Mann (pictured), Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has been contemplating the hybrid nature of ETFs and the importance of considering trading volume when selecting them. Investors traditionally take into account ETF trading volume when they are selecting an ETF, he says, but these days investors might be trading over different time frames. 

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The UK’s Investment Association to include ETFs, ‘bumping up visibility’ says AJ Bell’s Laith Khalaf

The UK’s Investment Association to include ETFs, ‘bumping up visibility’ says AJ Bell’s Laith Khalaf

Back in December, the UK’s Investment Association (IA) announced that from 19 April 2021, ETFs will be included in their sectors, with the inclusion coinciding with the division of the IA Global Bonds sector, which will be split into 14 new sectors. 

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Columbia Threadneedle’s Tannuzzo comments on ‘an unusual year’ in fixed income

Columbia Threadneedle’s Tannuzzo comments on ‘an unusual year’ in fixed income

In this most interesting of years, fixed income ETFs have enjoyed the best of times and the worst of times. Gene Tannuzzo, Deputy Global Head of Fixed Income at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, which has USD498 billion in assets, comments that year to date, fixed income returns look ‘very average, but they arrived there in an unusual way’.

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Global X CEO comments on advance into Europe

Global X CEO comments on advance into Europe

Commenting on yesterday’s news of Global X’s expansion into Europe, Luis Berruga, CEO at Global X says: “Europe is the second largest ETF market in the world with over USD1 trillion in assets and I think that number will triple over the next four to five years, so as a global player, we wanted to enter the European market.”