Coronavirus

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.

OUTLOOK

BBH looks to the rest of a year that has had an ‘unprecedented’ start

BBH looks to the rest of a year that has had an ‘unprecedented’ start

Brown Brothers Harriman (BBH) senior vice president of ETF investor services, Ryan Sullivan, has reached for his crystal ball and made some predictions for the ETF industry for the rest of the year – a brave initiative given the background of what he calls: “The unprecedented environment that we have found ourselves in.”