ETF TV News #68 Jim Atkinson, CEO, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, discusses converting the first U.S. mutual funds into ETFs

ETF TV News #68 Jim Atkinson, CEO, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, discusses converting the first U.S. mutual funds into ETFs

ETF TV News #66 Rory Riggs Syntax discusses converting funds into ETFs and Stratified Weight indexes

Press Release  London April 6, 2020 ETF TV News #68 Jim Atkinson, CEO, Guinness Atkinson Asset Management, discusses converting the first U.S. mutual funds into ETFs with Dan Barnes and Deborah Fuhr #PressPlay       
There were 61 new listings from 32 issuers listed on 14 exchanges and there were 34 cross listings during the week of March 29th. 

Issuers: Amundi ETF, ARK Funds, Axis Mutual Fund, Bosera Asset Management, CCB Principal Asset Management, China Asset Management, China Merchants, CIBC Asset Management, Democracy Investments, Dynamic Funds, Emerge, Fidelity Management & Research, Global X ETFs, Guardian Capital, Guotai, Harvest, Innovator Funds, Innovator Funds, iShares, John Hancock, Korea Investment Management, NH-Amundi, Nippon India MF, Nomura Asset Management, Pacer ETFs, SinoPac SITC, SmartETFs, Tianhong, Trajan Wealth, TrueShares, UBS Asset Management, Van Eck Associates Corp, Yinhua

Index providers: Bloomberg, China Securities Index Co, Democracy Investments, Factset, FnGuide, FTSE Russell, Hang Seng, India Index Services & Products, JP Morgan, Market Vectors Index Solutions, Markit, Morningstar, MSCI, S&P Dow Jones, Solactive

Exchanges:  Aequitas NEO Exchange, Cboe Global Markets, Deutsche Boerse, Euronext Amsterdam, Korea Exchange, London Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, National Stock Exchange, NYSE Arca, Shanghai Stock Exchange, Shenzhen Stock Exchange, Taiwan Stock Exchange, Tokyo Stock Exchange, Toronto Stock Exchange

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Register now to attend the ETFGI Global ETFs Insights Summit - Latin America on April 14th and 15th.

Free registration and CE credits are offered to buyside institutional investors and financial advisors. Register here  Buyside attendees who complete the evaluation form will receive a copy of the end of Q1 2021 ETFGI directory of ETFs.

The summit is designed to facilitate a substantive and in-depth discussion on the market structure, regulatory, trading, and technological developments impacting the use of and opportunity for local, US domiciled and European UCITS ETFs by various types of investors in Latin America.

Panels will discuss the current and future use of ETFs by various types of investors and the regulatory requirements for local ETFs, US domiciled and European UCITS ETFs to be marketed, sold and bought in Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Peru, Uruguay and Argentina.   

Speakers will include:

  • Tomas Allende, Partner, Beccar Varela 
  • Alexei Bonamin, Head of the Capital Markets Group, TozziniFreire Advogados 
  • Pasquale Capasso, Head of Southern Europe & LatAm ETF Capital Markets, Invesco
  • Christopher D. Christian, Partner, Dechert LLP 
  • Felipe Cousiño, Partner, Alessandri 
  • Melvin Escudero, CEO, El Dorado Asset Management 
  • Deborah Fuhr, Managing Partner, Founder, ETFGI
  • Matthew Goddard, Managing Director, Head of Canadian ETFs and Futures, Head of Data Cognition Team, BMO Capital Markets
  • Salvador Gomez, Head of ETF Sales Latin America & US Offshore, DWS 
  • Juan Hernandez, Head of Latin America, Vanguard - Mexico  
  • Eduardo Flores Herrera, Partner, Creel
  • John Jacobs, Executive Director, Center for Financial Markets and Policy, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University
  • Dean Kordalis, Managing Director of National Multi-Asset Sales, StoneX
  • Fernando Manrique, Investment Manager – Head of Bottom Up Analysis and Public Markets, AFP Integra  
  • Diana van Maasdijk, Co-Founder & Executive Director, Equileap
  • Jon Meier, Chief Investment Officer, Global X ETFs
  • Amy C. McDonald, Associate, Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Kawtar Mouadine, ETF Capital Markets Specialist, Lyxor Asset Management 
  • Nicolás Piaggio, Partner, Guyer & Regules 
  • Adriana Rangel, Head of Institutional Business Development, Vanguard International – LATAM 
  • Rick Redding, CEO, Index Industry Association
  • Antonio Risso, Head of Wealth Advisory, Credicorp Private Banking Peru 
  • Som Seif, Founder & CEO, Purpose Investments
  • Adam Stempel, Director, BMO Capital Markets
  • Olga De Tapia, Global Head of ETFs Sales, HSBC Asset Management 
  • Ronald Tichauer, Investments and Projects, Fintual
  • Marimar Torreblanca, Partner, Miranda Partners
  • William Yonge, Partner, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Miguel Angel Zapatero, Deputy CEO, Bolsa de Valores de Lima
  • Chen Zhao, Co-Founder & Chief Strategist, Alpine Macro 

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Sessions will include:

  • Global Macro Outlook
  • Overview of ESG, Thematic and Global Trends in the ETF Industry
  • Trends in the Use of ETFs in LATAM
  • Sustainable Finance and ESG regulations in the US and Europe
  • How are Investors Integrating ESG into their Equity and Fixed Income Portfolios
  • Understanding Bitcoin and Bitcoin ETFs
  • Overview of the ETF Landscape in Mexico
  • Overview of the ETF Landscape in Chile 
  • Overview of the ETF Landscape in Peru
  • Overview of the ETF Landscape in Colombia
  • Overview of the ETF and BDR Landscape in Brazil
  • Best Practices when Trading US Listed and European UCITS ETFs
  • Assessing the Opportunity for ETFs in Uruguay
  • Assessing the Opportunity for ETFs in Argentina


Upcoming 2021 ETFGI Global ETFs Insight Summits:

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2nd Annual USA, May 19th & 20th Register Here
2nd Annual Europe & MEA, September 15th & 16th Register Here
2nd Annual Asia Pacific, November 2nd & 3rd Register Here
3rd Annual Canada, December 1st & 2nd Register Here

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