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NEWSLETTER | 6 Jan 2022  

ETF Express Global Outlook Report 2022 is out now

Welcome to 2022, a new year and hopefully one that is easier to navigate. 

As a little navigation aid, we bring you the ETF Express Global Outlook Report for 2022, in association with The London Stock Exchange, where we have asked a number of leading ETF investors, representing billions of dollars of investment in the ETF industry, for their views on what might lie ahead for ETFs in 2022.

Our expert panel believes that ETF asset growth will continue, with assets coming from a wider range of investor groups, and that the mutual fund to ETF conversions in the US will continue to be an interesting story, and one that might make its way over the pond to Europe. 

We also asked about the rise of the semi-transparent ETF product in the US and whether that will feature in Europe any time soon. Cryptocurrency and ESG products, that dominated the ETF industry last year, continue to lead the way, but we also asked, in our final question, whether the investors felt well served by ETF issuers.

Read their responses in the ETF Express Global Outlook Report 2022 PDF here

Other news this week is the launch of the nomination survey for the 12th ETF Express European Awards for Service Providers 2022. Readers can submit their top three performing service providers in each category (yes, you can self-nominate) through the nomination survey.

Provide your nominations for the ETF Express European Awards for Service Providers 2022 here

The deadline for initial submissions will be 21st January. As with previous awards, the nomination process is conducted for the service provider categories only. Fund manager category shortlists are based on pre-selection data, provided by our data partner Trackinsight, based on annualised returns over the 12 months from over a 12-month period from 31st May 2020 to 1st June 2021 and will be available for voting from 24th January to 4th February. The methodology for assessing the issuer awards can be found under Awards on the ETF Express site.

The extended Christmas and New Year holiday this year saw some new launches, as detailed in our LaunchPad ETF column, and we also brought you Bailey McCann’s latest report from the US on the state of play in the continuing efforts to launch a physical bitcoin ETF in the country. There is plenty of evidence of demand for volatile but high performing cryptocurrency funds - data from digital issuers CoinShares revealed a 36 per cent increase in digital asset inflows over the year, while Trackinsight’s annual figures for 2021 showed cryptocurrency ETPs dominating the top performing list. 

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Beverly Chandler, managing editor, ETF Express

Companies in this issue

AXS Investments
The BAD Investment Company
Gabelli Funds
Infrastructure Capital Advisors
The London Stock Exchange
Motley Fool Asset Management
Strategy Shares

O’Shares ETFs announces strategic growth deal with SS&C ALPS Advisors
Wed | 5 Jan 2022, 08:48
The best and the worst ETF performers in 2021 from Trackinsight
Tue | 4 Jan 2022, 10:26
Read the ETF Express 2022 Global Outlook Report
Tue | 4 Jan 2022, 08:15
Digital asset economy ETFs grow in the US, but coin ETFs remain elusive
Mon | 3 Jan 2022, 18:31
Bailey McCann writes from New York that 2021 was a wild ride for ETF issuers hoping for a Bitcoin ETF.
Baird’s Lee comments on impactful trends and themes for ETFs in 2021
Mon | 20 Dec 2021, 11:29
Rich Lee, Head of Program Trading at Baird, writes on some of the most impactful trends and themes of 2021 and what might be on tap in 2022.
  Global ETF Launches
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Global ETF launches for 30th December to 6th January

ETF launches dried up over the holiday period, particularly in Europe. The only European launch came from Wombat, the UK retail investment platform, which brought UK investors access to many of the world’s leading luxury brands at Christmas with the addition of ‘The High Ender’ ETF to its micro-investing platform.


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