The 'ETF Indices in Focus 2020' special report comprises four separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Not all indices are created equal says Laurence Black, founder of The Index Standard, and one of the interviewees in this report.
By Philippa Aylmer – With the new European Union Climate Benchmarks standards published into law earlier this year, Rodolphe Bocquet, Global Head of Sustainable Investment at Qontigo talks about the role of ESG investing going forward and how Qontigo is developing the next generation of indices.
By Philippa Aylmer – While the ETF industry is rightly famed for its high level of innovation, getting the right mix of ETFs in a portfolio has become increasingly complex, with products ranging from plain vanilla equity to high yield emerging market fixed income.
The Index Industry Association (IIA)’s fourth Annual Benchmark Survey has revealed a 40 per cent growth in the number of indices measuring ESG criteria in the past year, with the association’s CEO, Rick Redding, saying that the industry has never seen anything like it.