ROBO Global, the first ETF to cover the sector, is about to celebrate its seventh birthday and the theme remains as fresh as ever, as Jeremie Capron, director of research at the firm, explains in his interview with ETF Express this week.
While it’s been all about ESG over the past few years, robotics and automation also have their part to play in the ESG sector and in the current Covid crisis, which has seen increased reliance and adoption of emerging technologies at a faster rate. Being in the right place at the right time has enabled ROBO Global to achieve double the returns of the broader market, Capron says.
Other news this week is that assets in ETFs fell during October, according to BlackRock, on the back of US election jitters in the main, according to the firm.
We also have an interview with US investment giant, CLS, which bought its first ETF in 1998 and hasn’t looked back. Marc Pfeffer, chief investment officer of CLS Investments, says: “I think ETFs are a vital tool for both individuals and advisers to utilise for managing money for themselves and their clients.”
Managing Editor, ETF Express
Companies in this issue
Goldman Sachs Asset Management
Legal & General Investment Management
State Street Global Advisors