Smart beta and thematic ETFs should be on everyone’s wishlist

This week’s newsletter features our 2019 Smart Beta report, supported by Amundi. Smart beta ETFs caused a revolution and are evolving still, the firm says.

Other news this week is an interview with Gregg Guerin of First Trust who says that thematic ETFs should be on every investor’s wishlist.

Meanwhile, HANetf has taken on the mantle of dispelling the ETF liquidity crisis myth and Lipper for Refinitiv’s Detlef Glow has examined consolidation in the European ETF industry.

Vote now in our US ETF awards – if your company is nominated, you can vote wherever you are based so European readers please note and start voting! The companies with the most votes win.

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Beverly Chandler,
Managing Editor, ETFexpress

Companies in this issue

AJ Bell
BNP Paribas
Cerulli Associates
First Trust
Principal Global Investors
State Street



Active ETFs hit the spot with investors

Bailey McCann writes that active ETFs are capturing investor interest, according to the latest data from Morningstar, which finds that active ETFs have captured 25 per cent of ETF flows through the end of June and grew organically at a rate of 20 per cent, while passive ETFs grew at just 3 per cent over the same period.

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Spotlight on India

In a recent insight on India by Columbia Threadneedle Investments, the firm reports that the country’s economic reforms, which aim to maximise its potential, could create long-term investment opportunities for investors.

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Guinness to manage active Sustainable Energy ETF: CLMA

Guinness Global Investors (Guinness) has announced that it has taken on the management of its first European domiciled active ETF, the Guinness Sustainable Energy UCITS ETF (ticker: CLMA). Guinness writes that it will work alongside HANetf in the operation of the fund and will distribute the fund alongside its existing UCITS Funds.

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