Coronavirus

INTERVIEW

Uncertain times see funds flow to Columbia Threadneedle’s diversified multi-sector fixed income offering 

Uncertain times see funds flow to Columbia Threadneedle’s diversified multi-sector fixed income offering 

Columbia Threadneedle’s Diversified Fixed Income Allocation ETF (DIAL), a strategic beta multi-sector fixed income ETF, has seen its assets rise to over USD1 billion, with USD500 million of net new inflows in the past six months, following its three-year anniversary in October 2020. 

RESEARCH

ICI paper details ETF ecosystem providing smooth market functioning and price discovery during March 2020 volatility

ICI paper details ETF ecosystem providing smooth market functioning and price discovery during March 2020 volatility

Despite unprecedented market volatility in March 2020, the structures for creating, redeeming, and trading shares of ETFs – including ETF issuers, authorised participants (APs), and ETF liquidity providers – proved their resilience, according to a new paper on the Covid-19 market crisis from the Investment Company Institute (ICI) entitled “Experiences of US Exchange-Traded Funds During the Covid-19 Crisis.”

CORONAVIRUS

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

How did the investment fund industry stand up during the Covid-19 crisis?

By Kieran Fox, Irish Funds – We are all well aware of the human and public health cost which Covid-19 has had since March of this year when its impact reverberated around the globe. Although general consensus is that we still have some way to go until there is a vaccine or other resolution to the pandemic, central banks and regulators are now beginning to look into the effect the crisis had on capital markets during the early days of its impact and seeking to learn lessons from this. 

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.