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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

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’.  

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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.