The big question

Investing in a new financial world

The extreme volatility of the first quarter of 2020 has left its mark in a number of ways. This week’s newsletter brings you a deep dive into how the US’s Federal Reserve has organised its buying of fixed income ETFs, the first time the institution has taken this action.

We also have FlexShares’ David Huemmer taking us through how to invest for yield, specifically in dividends, when many companies have cancelled their dividend for the year.

Another month and another semi-transparent ETF launch. Legg Mason, who partly owns Precidian, has launched its first semi-transparent ETF, with a focus on value. And of course there is a little hint of the perennial favourite, ESG, in this week’s newsletter, with ECOZ detailing its view of the effect Covid-19 has had on the ESG sector.

Over on our sister title, Wealth Adviser, Nick Hutton, Head of UK iShares and wealth at BlackRock, comments on investor thinking in the form of the three Rs post the extreme volatility of the first quarter of 2020, and we have included the story on ETF Express as he also details the growth in popularity of both ETFs and ESG with UK professional investors.

If you missed the etfLIVE Europe digital summit, the videos of each panel discussion are available to give you a chance to catch up now… 

And for those who want more, the forthcoming etfLIVE NY digital summit programme is here

Beverly Chandler
Managing Editor, ETF Express

Companies in this issue
Hamilton ETFs
Legg Mason


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