Bringing you live news and features since 2006 

ETF sponsors find whitespace for alternative products


The majority (70 per cent) of ETF sponsors believe that the alternative space is an area where there is unmet demand for ETF products, according to the July 2015 issue of The Cerulli Edge – US Monthly Product Trends.

Sponsors tell Cerulli that they are optimistic about inflows into the alternative asset class-50 per cent of sponsors believe alternatives will experience inflows over next 12 months in the institutional channel, and 38 per cent believe the retail channel will garner inflows.  
Mutual funds ended the first half of 2015 with assets totalling USD12.5 trillion, up only 2.7 per cent from December 2014. International equity funds reaped flows of USD81.6 billion as of 2Q 2015 YTD, almost twice as much as all other asset classes combined. ETF assets declined for the first time since January, falling by 1.7 per cent in June. Monthly flows remained positive at USD16.2 billion, propelling the YTD total to a massive USD101 billion.  
Global macro strategies are in demand according to asset managers polled by Cerulli, with 40 per cent of managers receiving several requests for these funds from advisors and investors. Cerulli expects new product development to continue in the near term. In a recent survey, more than one-third (36 per cent) of managers cite that they are in the process of developing a global macro product and another 21 per cent have plans to do so.

Latest News

Figment Europe, a provider of institutional staking infrastructure, writes that it is solidifying its presence in the heart of Europe’s..
Saving and investing app, Moneybox, has doubled the number of ETFs available on the platform, in the light of ‘growing..
Global X ETFs has announced the appointment of Ryan O'Connor as its Chief Executive Officer effective as of April 8, 2024. ..
Value-driven structured credit investing firm, Angel Oak Capital Advisors, LLC, has announced the completed conversions of two of its mutual..

Related Articles

Jigna Gibb, Bloomberg
Bloomberg Indices has recently hired Jigna Gibb as Head of Commodities and Crypto Index Products, to lead its commodities and...
Robert Minter, director of ETF investment strategy at abrdn takes a look at passive investing in commodities and shares his...
Ryan McCormack, Invesco
This year sees the 25th anniversary of Invesco’s QQQ, the USD240 billion ETF – the fifth largest ETF in the...
The European ETF market achieved a record 28 per cent growth – reaching over USD1.8 trillion assets under management (AUM)...
Subscribe to the ETF Express newsletter

Subscribe for access to our weekly newsletter, newsletter archive, updates on the site and exclusive email content.

Marketing by