Surveys & research

SURVEY

FlexShares survey finds majority of US financial advisers planning to reassess their approach to outsourcing investment

FlexShares survey finds majority of US financial advisers planning to reassess their approach to outsourcing investment

Northern Trust Asset Management’s FlexShares Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) has published the sixth biennial outing of its study on US financial advisers’ views and adoption of external investment management services. 

Story

UK retail investors plan to up level of share trading over the next six months

UK retail investors plan to up level of share trading over the next six months

New research from ETF provider GraniteShares, which offers a range of 3x short and 3x leveraged ETPs on popular UK and US stocks, reveals that some 12.7 per cent of the UK adult population has bought or sold shares since the Coronavirus crisis started, and 37 per cent of these people expect to increase their level of activity here over the next six months.  

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.”

SYNTHETIC FUNDS

Invesco reports synthetic ETFs performed well during Covid-19 market volatility

Invesco reports synthetic ETFs performed well during Covid-19 market volatility

Invesco has analysed performance and market flows related to the S&P 500, MSCI USA and MSCI World Indices and found that synthetic ETFs offering exposure to core US and global equity benchmarks have delivered strong outperformance with lower tracking errors compared to physical ETFs across the past year.