ETF TV News #64 Jan Van Eck discusses Social Sentiment investing and Bitcoin ETFs

London March 9, 2020  ETF TV News #64 Jan Van Eck, CEO, VanEck joins ETF TV to discuss Social Sentiment investing and Bitcoin ETFs with Dan Barnes and Deborah Fuhr of ETFGI #PressPlay

There were 25 new ETFs listed by 18 issuers on 7 exchanges and 13 new cross listings during the week of March 1st.

Issuers:  Alger, China Asset Management, China Merchants Fund Management, Fidelity, First Trust, FlexShares, Fullgoal Fund Management, Guotai Asset Management, Huatai-PineBridge Fund Management, ICBC Credit Suisse Asset Management, Invesco, JP Morgan Asset Management, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management, Mirae Asset Global ETFs, Penghua Fund Management, TrueMark Investments, Van Eck Associates Corp, Yinhua

Exchanges: Cboe Global Markets, Korea Exchange, London Stock Exchange, National Stock Exchange, NYSE ARCA, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange

Index providers:  BUZZ Indexes, China Securities Index Co, FnGuide, India Index Services & Products Limited, MSCI, STOXX, WilderShares

MarketData: ETFGI, video production: Nuru Rimington-Mkali, transcript and podcast on by: Mathilde Laessoe

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The covid pandemic, social movements and regulatory changes elevated the awareness of ESG. ESG investing is a way for investors to mitigate risks and generate returns. The positive performance of ESG strategies during 2020 volatility gave investors a renewed interest and conviction. There is a lot to navigate – taxonomy, finding comparable data, understanding benchmarks, changing regulations, reporting standards, public policy, and investor interests. ESG investing is here to stay and investors need to understand how to apply ESG to their equity, fixed income and other investment mandates and how to implement exposure to ESG and transition from current allocations. 

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Confirmed speakers include:

  • Jim Atkinson, CEO, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, Inc.
  • Tony Baker, Founder and CEO, Investment Innovations LLC
  • Georgia Bullitt, Partner, Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP
  • Graham Cook, CFA, Chief Investment Officer Environment, Agency Pension Fund
  • Bill Davis, Founder & Managing Director, Stance Capital
  • Linda French, Assistant Chief Counsel, ICI
  • Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, Founder, ETFGI
  • Matthew Goddard, Managing Director, Head of Canadian ETFs and Futures, Head of Data Cognition Team, BMO Global Asset Management
  • Frédéric Hoogveld, Head of Product Development & Specialists – ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta, Amundi
  • John Jacobs, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Howie Li, Head of ETFs, Legal & General Investment Management
  • Alex Matturi, Member Board of Directors CBOE Global Markets, Retired CEO S&P Dow Jones Indices
  • Michelle Moran, Partner, K&L Gates LLP
  • Ciara O’Leary, Partner, Dechert LLP
  • Geeseok Oh, CAIA, Managing Director, Qraft Technologies Asia Pacific Limited
  • Mark Raes, MD, Head of Products, BMO Global Asset Management
  • Rick Redding, CEO, Index Industry Association
  • Zohaib Saeed, Passive Product Specialist, DWS Group
  • Kai Steverding, Institutional Trader Nordics/CEE, FlowTraders
  • Olga De Tapia, Global Head of ETFs Sales, HSBC Global Asset Management
  • Diana van Maasdijk, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Equileap
  • Deborah Yang, Ceo & Co-Founder, VESTI.AI

The ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summits are designed to facilitate substantive and in-depth discussions around the impact that market structure and regulations have on ETF product development, due diligence, suitability, the use and trading, and technological developments have on ETFs and mutual funds in the respective jurisdictions. 

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Registrations are open for all of the ETFGI Global ETFs Insight Summits for 2021. The virtual events schedule is:

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