US advisers struggle to recognise smart beta providers

This week we see research from the US from Columbia Threadneedle showing that advisers are familiar with smart beta but loathe to use it.

It also shows that they are often not familiar with the supplier of their ETFs which is, Marc Zeitoun from Columbia Threadneedle says, concerning.

Our very own Allan Lane has launched his Algo-Chain platform this week, designed to help all advisers improve their knowledge of ETFs. You can read all about it in our Q&A interview.

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Beverly Chandler,
Managing Editor, etfexpress



ARKK sees return to form

Never a dull moment for Cathie Wood, founder and CEO of ARK Invest.

In 2020 she was the ETF darling enjoying top quartile performance and returns of 39.26 per cent in with her ARK Innovation ETF (ARKK), but then became something of a pariah – and a target for short investors – as returns fell to 27.79 per cent last year.

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