David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton has done the brave thing and taken a look back at his predictions from the beginning of the year and also written his outlook for the remainder of 2021.
Does DFA’s mutual fund-to-ETF conversion toll the death knell for the US mutual fund industry? Comment from BNY Mellon’s Slavin and leading US financial planner firms on that, plus ESG and crypto
Trading has just commenced for the ETFs converted from US mutual funds by Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), with USD637 billion under management, with Nicole Hunter, head of capital markets, announcing that the firm is ‘just getting started’.
Brett Olson, Head of iShares Fixed Income EMEA, has commented on the top themes influencing how clients are thinking about their ETF fixed income portfolios in the EMEA region, with inflation and rate volatility top of their minds.
With the growth factor disappearing in the rear-view mirror, recent talk has been all about value, but Simeon Hyman, Head of Investment Strategy at USD54 billion ETF issuer ProShares, reminds us that momentum is important too.
John Reade, Chief Market Strategist at the World Gold Council, comments on why gold-backed ETFs and Net Managed positions have bounced back following the release of the US’s inflation figures last week.
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.
AJ Bell has issued a comment on the recent news that the S&P Global Clean Energy Index has been significantly revised, prompting changes in ETFs tracking this index.
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.
As bitcoin continues to trend upward, recently passing the USD60,000 mark, against a year ago when the asset was trading just above USD5,000, Florian Ginez (pictured), Associate Director, Quantitative Research, WisdomTree has explored the reasons behind the increased investor demand.
2019 saw South Korean firm Qraft Technologies launch its first two ETFs, through US white labeller ETC, using an investment process based on a proprietary artificial intelligence (AI) security selection process that extracts patterns from analysing data.