ETF Report 2016

Kit Klarenberg assesses newcomers to the industry, the market share of incumbents, investment flows and product launches over the past 12 months.

Investor demand for bond ETFs has been strong this year, but the industry may still have to properly heed calls for more product development in this area. Nick Fitzpatrick reports.

It has been three years since the international issuance and settlement model for European ETFs was launched in order to simplify issuing and trading. Nicholas Pratt asks whether it has become the model of choice for cross-listed ETFs, and if not, why not?

In a volatile market, investors are increasingly looking for a new approach to equity investing. Smart beta solutions can answer their needs says Alessandro Russo, head of factor investing at Amundi.

As exchange-traded funds continue to amass assets in a difficult market, Funds Europe speaks to key ETF industry figures about their concerns and strategies.

François Millet, head of ETF and index product development at Lyxor Asset Management, looks at one of the major investment themes of the year and discusses why ETF assets under management have doubled in the past five years.

If it sometimes seems as if there’s an ETF covering every conceivable market, industry or commodity, it’s because there probably is. While it’s possible to invest in weird and wonderful ways, Kit Klarenberg finds this may not be an entirely positive development.

Sponsored Profiles

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smarter than beta

Jun 14, 2017

‘Smart beta’ investing is rapidly becoming a popular alternative to both conventional passive management and traditional active management.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Smart beta: Unlocking key drivers of return

Jun 14, 2017

Manuela Sperandeo, iShares Head of Specialist Sales EMEA, tells Funds Europe how investors can leverage smart beta strategies to target numerous outcomes.

SPONSORED FEATURE: Minimum variance indices: Rewriting the rules

Jun 14, 2017

The FTSE Russell indices tracked by lyxor lead to fewer specific risks, fewer valuation and crowding issues and more consistent performance.

SPONSORED FEATURE: The reflationary environment

Jun 06, 2017

Funds Europe talks to Andreas Wosol about the implications of a return to reflation and why the value part of the European equity market could support investors in such an environment.

Executive Interviews

INTERVIEW: Finding managers that can (and do)

Apr 18, 2017

Fabrice Kremer, a fund selector at Banque de Luxembourg Investments, has berated fundamental managers for failing to beat indices, but he remains committed to active funds. He speaks to Nick...

JERSEY INTERVIEW: ‘A steady sort of place’

Mar 21, 2017

The chief executive of Jersey Finance is keen to portray the island as a stable, trustworthy jurisdiction. He talks to George Mitton.

Roundtables & Panels

TRENDING: Smart beta indices continue onward march

Jun 14, 2017

We asked five investment experts how smart beta indices have performed against cap-weighted indices over the past year and what the investment outlook suggests about the prospect for different investment factors.

SMART MONEY: Following the smart money

Jun 14, 2017

We asked six investment professionals about the emphasis they are placing on smart beta and active ETFs and how platforms are adopting these products.