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Celebrating the European winners in the thirteenth ETF Express European awards

The winners in the ETF Express European Awards this year with data support from Trackinsight, all represent excellence in terms of performance and the views of their peers. The awards, in their thirteenth outing this year, continue to prove popular with our readers, and the interviews contained in the report reflect the resilience of an industry that endured a challenging year in 2022, and came out on top and looks set to continue on its growth path.

We are facing a financial reset, as Invesco’s Matthew Tagliani notes in the report. Now is an unusually interesting place, he says, where there has been a fundamental reset of financial markets, which had remained much the same since the GFC in 2008, with a low interest rate environment. “2022 brought that market turbulence, and all the trends reversed in a year, giving ETF issuers a challenge but also the opportunity to rise to their strengths as creators of new and innovative product to suit new market conditions.”

This week was the week of global surveys and State Street published its outlook for ETFs in 2023, also noting a reset, commenting that 2022 was the year of the great transition, with ETFs enjoying inflows whatever the financial weather. Most noteworthy? The report says that the German market is leading the charge for retail investment in ETFs in Europe, with over 4.9 million people investing in ETF savings plans, a 150 per cent increase since 2019.

BBH also published its ETF report this week, noting that in the face of market volatility, 76 per cent of investors globally plan to increase or maintain investments in buffer/market neutral strategies, 69 per cent plan to maintain or increase commodity investments, and 40 per cent plan to allocate more to short duration fixed income strategies.

We also spoke with Marie Dzanis, head of EMEA for NTAM this week, who was the fourth employee in the launch of the firm’s FlexShares in the US and runs that business in EMEA. Dzanis observes that there is a huge opportunity for growth for ETFs in Europe: “If you have authenticity and longevity, the ETF is a very attractive vehicle. Investors are tuning in- especially, during times of market volatility, as they offer transparency and immediate access to a strategy. At times of market volatility, they come into their own and that transparency enables them to also be a suitable vehicle for price discovery.”

This coming week will see the launch of our inaugural Canada ETF awards with the opening of the survey for nominations in the Canadian ETF service provider categories. Anyone can nominate a Canadian service provider film and, yes, you can nominate your own firm.

There will be no newsletter next week as ETF Express takes a little Easter holiday.


Beverly Chandler, Managing Editor

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LATEST NEWS

Brown Brothers Harriman & Co has published its 10th annual Global ETF Investor Survey, which reveals that, in the face of market volatility, 76 per cent of investors globally plan to increase or maintain investments in buffer/market neutral strategies, 69 per cent plan to maintain or increase commodity investments, and 40 per cent plan to allocate more to short duration fixed income strategies.
ETF Express is very pleased to bring you the ETF Express European Awards report for 2023, the thirteenth outing for the popular ETF Express awards in Europe.
Frank Koudelka, Jeff Sardinha and Ciaran Fitzpatrick from State Street have jointly published their outlook for ETFs in 2023, commenting that ETFs, 30 years since the launch of SPDR, have gone through a number of iterations, with the latest christened by the three as ETF 3.0.
March 2021 saw USD1.2 trillion Northern Trust Asset Management launch its ETF arm, FlexShares in Europe, with two climate focused ETFs. Marie Dzanis, head of EMEA for NTAM, explains that she has spent the last 12 years with NTAM (and longer than that in the ETF industry), having arrived in Europe for that launch two years ago.

Global ETF launches

A busy week for global launches saw VanEck launching two ETFs, one in the defence sector and one in oil. There was also a new commodities offering from commodities specialist Teucrium with its long/short base metals strategy, and a new launch from 21Shares, focusing on Stacks.

US ETF Launches

Some 15 new ETF offerings were launched for the week, each with a distinct value proposition for investors.  Detailed below are the respective launches from each asset manager.

Canada ETF LAUNCHES

RBC Global Asset Management (GAM) was the only firm to launch new ETF offerings in March 2023. The firm launched the ETF Series for eight existing mutual fund mandates on the NEO Exchange.
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