ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

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October 6th – Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard, discusses the growth of bond index ETFs and their recently launched ESG U.S. Corporate Bond ETF (VCEB).  Eric Becker, Portfolio Manager at Water Island Capital, spotlights the AltShares Merger Arbitrage ETF (ARB).

October 13th – Andrew Chanin, CEO of ProcureAM offers an update on the Procure Space ETF (UFO) and fields rapid-fire ETF questions.  Andrew Rodriguez, CEO & Chief Investment Officer of Change Finance, goes in-depth on their U.S. Large Cap Fossil Fuel Free ETF (CHGX).

October 20th – Matt Raynor, Head of ETF Sales at Principal, provides an introduction to preferred securities and the Principal Spectrum Preferred Securities Active ETF (PREF).  Lisa Chai, Senior Research Analyst at ROBO Global, explains the investment case for their Artificial Intelligence ETF (THNQ).

October 27th – Todd Rosenbluth, Sr. Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, highlights recent ETF flows and trends.  Jay Jacobs, SVP, Head of Research & Strategy at Global X ETFs, describes the role of thematic ETFs including the Global X Telemedicine & Digital Health ETF (EDOC).

November 3rd – Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research at State Street Global Advisors SPDR ETFs, talks potential investment impact of the election.  Andrew Mies, Chief Investment Officer at 6 Meridian, discusses their successful entrance into ETFs.

November 10th – Benjamin Slavin, Global Head of ETFs, Asset Servicing at BNY Mellon, provides a unique look-behind-the-scenes of the ETF ecosystem.  David LaValle, CEO of Alerian, examines several key ETF industry trends including innovative uses of data and research for product creation.

November 17th – Jeff Spiegel, U.S. Head of iShares Megatrend & International ETFs, offers a framework for investing internationally.

November 24th – Dan Ahrens, Chief Operating Officer & Portfolio Manager at AdvisorShares, explains their Pure U.S. Cannabis ETF (MSOS) and the current regulatory environment surrounding marijuana.  Peter Coppa, Founder of Alternative Access Funds, spotlights the AAF First Priority CLO Bond ETF (AAA).

December 1st – Chris Huemmer, Senior Investment Strategist at FlexShares ETFs, outlines the case for low volatility investing and their US Quality Low Volatility Index Fund (QLV).  Paul Dellaquila, President of Defiance ETFs, discusses the rise of special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs) and the Defiance NextGen SPAC Derived ETF (SPAK).

December 8th – George Milling-Stanley, Chief Gold Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, weighs in on the gold versus bitcoin debate.  Connor O’Brien, CEO & President of O’Shares ETFs, walks through their rules-based approach to investing.

December 15th – Sarah Kjellberg, U.S. Head of iShares Sustainable ETFs, goes in-depth on sustainable investing, including highlighting the iShares lineup of sustainable ETFs.

December 22nd – Ben Johnson, Director of Global ETF Research at Morningstar, and Dave Nadig, Chief Investment Officer and Director of Research at ETF Trends and ETF Database, recap the year in ETFs and look ahead to 2021.

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