Allan Lane, Algo-Chain

etfexpress 20/07/20

This week brought all the flows news for ETFs with stories emerging of the consistency of record flows into large parts of our industry – fixed income and ESG in particular. We have BlackRock’s fixed income report which finds that globally, some 60 pension funds, insurers, and asset managers became first time buyers of iShares fixed income ETFs, which collectively added about USD10 billion in assets. 

We also have a note on Vanguard’s soaring ETF assets, a suggestion that Vanguard’s conversion policy allowing mutual fund investors to switch to cheaper ETFs might be having an impact on their asset flows.

In terms of interviews, we went back to talk to Stephanie Pierce, CEO of BNY Mellon Investment Management’s ETF and Index Business, about how the launch of their first range of in-house ETFs has done, plus an interview with Phillip Toews of Toews Corporation on the launch of this active manager’s ETF subsidiary and a hint that they might launch their own semi-transparent ETF in the near future.

Other news, includes a comment piece from crypto specialists 21Shares who detailed a gold-plated copper gold counterfeiting scam that makes investment in Bitcoin look prudent in comparison.

And we have new delights with which to entertain our readers: please take part in voting for our US Awards, with pre-selected nominees drawn up by Bloomberg, and follow this link to find out all about our etfLIVE North America Digital Summit in October.

Beverly Chandler
Managing Editor, ETFExpress

Companies in this issue
BNY Mellon Investment Management
Deka Investments
Toews Corporation


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