Tilney’s head of multi-asset, Ben Seager-Scott, is the subject of this week’s Buyside Interview, telling us that, in the week that brought us news that ETF assets have gone over USD6 trillion, he has few concerns for liquidity in the sector. An early adopter of ETFs, Seager-Scott is cautious on thematic ETFs, believing that more work needs to be done to make them a more compelling investment option. Fixed income ETFs he likes, finding them useful across the board for private client portfolios.
Other news this week brings us research from those clever people at Cerulli Associates who reveal that close to half of US ETF issuers are currently working on launching semi-transparent ETFs. Next year could be a year of exotic launches from the ETF providers in the US and when will the UK and Europe join the party?
Active investment in ETF form, whether in liquid alts or as actively managed investment portfolios, is also the subject of our last two pieces this week, with Greenwich Associates’ study revealing liquid alt ETFs are set to more than double over next year, and Franklin Templeton’s Jason Xavier writing on the questions he regularly receives from clients on actively managed ETFs.
Finally, our In My Opinion this week comes from Scott McKenna from ETF Logic who takes a peek at how investors can gain exposure to holiday shopping through ETFs.
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