Ben Johnson, Morningstar

ETF Express 21/05/20

Some 72 per cent of the delegates at the etfLIVE Europe summit this week believed that ETFs will not ultimately increase instability in the capital markets. This was the result of the debate that saw Louis Gargour of LNG Capital, Allan Lane, Algo-Chain, Helen Thomas of Blonde Money and Alan Miller of SCM Direct enter into a serious fight for and against the motion. 

They were ably abetted by Hector McNeil, adding lengthy comments – can we guess which side of the debate he would be on? – and more comments from an informed audience seeking more information.

The range of subjects covered over the three days presented a forensic examination of the ETF industry and themes that kept repeating themselves including the apparent.

Not all issues are resolved – some 63 per cent of the audience believed that the fragmentation of the European market impacts on the tradeability of ETFs in Europe, but solutions to that issue were few and far between.

ESG triumphed along with gold as themes that investors want and we discussed one ETF which manages to combine both those things.

We would like to thank our sponsors at etfLIVE Europe 2020. The World Gold Council; Qontigo STOXX; Dillon Eustace; State Street; Trussedge; HANetf and Tabula. 

Beverly Chandler
Managing Editor, ETF Express

Companies in this issue
Brown Brothers Harriman
CI Investments
ROBO Global
Water Island Capital


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