ETF Express is very pleased to bring you the winners from the third iteration of the ETF Express US ETF Awards, celebrating the best in the ETF industry in the US. These awards run alongside our very popular European awards, entering their twelfth outing in March 2022. Both awards are conducted in association with Bloomberg.
Our new US writer, Bailey McCann launches her new column with us, with a state of the nation piece on the US ETF industry, commenting that consolidation and innovation have driven a record year in the US ETF industry.
Back in Europe, Invesco’s Georg Elsaesser, Senior Portfolio Manager, Quantitative Strategies, has commented for us on his study of the use of ETFs in factor investing, predicting that it will increase by close to half over the next three years.
Our final feature this week is Allianz IM’s Johan Grahn who puts a perspective on the growth of defined outcome ETFs in the US which have proved popular as nerves rise in toppy markets. “It’s easy to draw conclusions that fixed income will not drive a lot of total return over time,” Grahn says, adding that another driver for the growth of defined outcome products is that they allow fully liquid investment in a structured product.
ETF launches this week have proved many and varied – take a look at the Global ETF launches column – and I also note that it’s all change on the performance front with the Trackinsight top and bottom performing global ETFs revealing all the crypto currencies had a difficult week, lining up, for once, at the bottom of the heap.
Beverly Chandler, managing editor, ETF Express
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