The 'US Strategy Masters 2019' special report comprises four separate articles listed below, these can be read individually or as a sequence.
Read interviews with the US Strategy Masters 2019 ETF provider winners from the inaugural ETF Express US Awards. This special report contains interviews from a range of ETF provider winners, from REX Shares and BMO’s MicroSectors, to Change Finance’s fossil fuel free ESG ETF. The spread of pieces represents the growing diversity of themes in the ETF industry.
BMO & REX Shares’ MicroSectors: Best Alternative ETF Provider – REX Shares is an ETP architect and structurer, who created the MicroSectors brand in 2018 with FNGU & FNGD, 3x/-3x FANG+ ETNs and won Best Alternative ETF Provider in the ETF Express US awards 2019. Scott Acheychek, President of REX Shares, explains they started with Leverage and Inverse but began focusing on beta (1x) versions of their suites due to client demand. The leveraged products (up to 3x) are used actively and with the growth of sector rotational strategies, he believes 1x versions will be active as well.
Change Finance: Best ESG ETF Provider – Founded in June 2016, ETF provider Change Finance launched The Change Finance US Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF in October 2017, designed to democratise the process of aligning investor investment values with personal values.
Hoya Capital Real Estate: Most Successful & Innovative ETF Launch – Alex Pettee (pictured), President and Director of Research & ETFs for Hoya Capital Real Estate, explains that the Hoya Capital Housing 100, the underlying index for the newly-launched HOMZ ETF, is designed to be the new benchmark for the performance of the entire US housing industry.