Bill Kapogiannis, DTCC Executive Director, Equities Clearing Services writes that there is nothing like a crisis to help put things into perspective, and the market volatility that ensued as a result of the pandemic has placed a spotlight on the operations of the ETF market, especially as it relates to the need to increase operational efficiency while removing as much counterparty risk as possible.
Technology & software solutions
Neo Exchange Inc (NEO) has introduced a new and innovative solution to provide advisors registered with the Mutual Fund Dealers Association of Canada (MFDA) with access to real-time market data for Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) in an efficient, easy to integrate, and cost-effective ways.
New Zealand-based ETF provider, Smartshares, has selected Bloomberg’s solutions to significantly enhance its portfolio management and trading capabilities.
FusionIQ, an investment research and technology provider, has unlocked access to over one million fixed income investment products for its clients through YieldX’s InPaas API. The InPaaS API is a portfolio construction tool that optimises fixed income ETFs and closed-end funds for a desired income or yield target with the lowest risk and expense ratio.
April’s Next Big Theme research from Global X finds that Fintech ETFs, Autonomous and Electric Vehicles, Robotics, AI Renewable Energy and Lithium are all themes likely to be popular over the month, based on returns and sales growth expectations by theme, based on their corresponding ETFs.
The Asset Management Exchange (AMX), part of the Willis Towers Watson group, and asset managers DWS have launched a new pooled fund investment solution, the AMX- Investor Stewardship Service, in partnership with Minerva Analytics, utilising its vote tech solution, VotePlus.
Those most famous of disruptive innovators, the team at ARK, has published its annual Big Ideas report for 2021, highlighting an extraordinarily broad range of themes detailing the latest developments in innovation and offering what it calls some of their most provocative research conclusions for the year.
Franklin Templeton has expanded its thematic active ETF lineup with the addition of the Franklin Exponential Data ETF (XDAT) for US investors.
Hedge and ETF technology specialist Truss Edge has introduced enhancements in both front and back office features that will further benefit the firm’s asset management clients.
Mount Yale Capital Group, is planning to launch ETF versions of it new AI (Alpha Intelligent) Strategies which are currently available in in SMA and UMA formats.