Supplements»ETF Report March 2021

Alex_RolandiGeopolitical tensions – particularly between China and the US – have shown how ETFs can be vulnerable to government policy. After the latest round of sanctions against Chinese companies, fund managers had to offload billions to comply with the restrictions while index providers revised their listings.

Christopher HuemmerNorthern Trust’s ETF business, FlexShares, has combined its historic expertise in sustainable investing and quantitative strategies, with two new funds launching in March.

Female_boxerThe US government’s blacklisting of Chinese companies sent ripples through the ETF industry. Alex Rolandi reports on how sanctions may have had more impact on investors and index providers than on China itself.

Jason_GuthrieJason Guthrie, a digital assets expert at WisdomTree explains the risks and the attractions of bitcoin.

Sustainable_investmentsHere are the five reasons why we believe sustainable indexing gives investors the clarity they need to build more sustainable portfolios.

ETF_roundtable_March_2021Our expert panel discusses sustainability challenges in the ETF industry, and looks at the case for harmonisation, as well as issues with the CSDR regime, thematics, and more. Chaired by Alex Rolandi.

EU_vs_UKThe UK has said it won’t be implementing the incoming Central Securities Depositories Regulation regime. Fiona Nicholson looks at the challenges this could present for ETFs.

exchange-traded fundsETF experts reflect on the growth of the industry, its main challenges, and the key trends to watch out for in 2021.