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Small cap moves back into the limelight with inflationary and overvaluation pressures, says Pacer ETFs

Small cap moves back into the limelight with inflationary and overvaluation pressures, says Pacer ETFs

High valuations are worrying investors, leading to the start of a rotation away from a lot of what has been fashionable, says Sean O’Hara, president of USD6 billion Pacer ETFs, who notes that the Nasdaq is trading at 37 times earnings and there are major overweights in intangibles such as infotech, healthcare and information services. 

Research

BlackRock iShares analyses asset allocation and trends

BlackRock iShares analyses asset allocation and trends

Ursula Marchioni, (pictured), Chief Strategist EMEA, iShares BlackRock and her BlackRock Portfolio and Analysis (BPAS) team have published a portfolio analysis of asset allocation and trends in EMEA portfolios, based on over 600 client portfolios, which indicates an increasing role for alternatives, but also highlights the issue of ‘forgotten risk’.

Interviews

Utilities ETF rebrands and opens in Europe

Utilities ETF rebrands and opens in Europe

Reaves Asset Management is a USD3 billion specialist investment firm focused on the utilities sector, mostly in the US. Its Utilities ETF (UTES), recently rebranded as the Virtus Reaves Utilities ETF, gives access to their specialist knowledge of this complicated sector and has produced a 64 per cent return, annualised at 14.7 per cent, since launch in 2015.