ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

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October 1st – Luke Oliver, Head of Index Investing at DWS, discusses investing in China, including spotlighting several Xtrackers China A-Shares ETFs.  Sal Gilbertie, Founder of Teucrium, goes in-depth on agricultural commodity ETPs such as the Teucrium Corn Fund (CORN).

October 8th – Will Rhind, Founder & CEO of GraniteShares, talks gold, crypto, and commodities.  Kip Meadows, Founder & CEO of Nottingham, provides a behind-the-scenes look at how cannabis ETFs operate and offers perspective on the non-transparent ETF structure.

October 15th – Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research, fields rapid-fire ETF questions and delves into several SPDR ETFs.  Steven Schoenfeld, Founder & CIO of BlueStar Indexes, explains potential shortcomings of popular emerging market ETFs and describes an alternative approach to help avoid unintended country and sector bets.

October 22nd – Bob Tull, Co-Founder & President of ProcureAM, discusses his unique background and experience in the ETF space, along with his broader outlook for the industry.  Will Hershey, Co-Founder & CEO of Roundhill Investments, spotlights the Roundhill BITKRAFT Esports & Digital Entertainment ETF (NERD).

October 29th – Gabor Gurbacs, Director of Digital Assets Strategy at VanEck/MVIS, and Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Asset Management, offer the latest on bitcoin ETFs and the overall crypto market.

November 5th – Brad Camden, Director of Fixed Income Strategy for Northern Trust, focuses on fixed income, including high yield bonds and the FlexShares High Yield Value-Scored Bond Index Fund (HYGV).  Matt Markiewicz, Managing Director of The Cannabis ETF (THCX), discusses the recent pressure on cannabis stocks, how the industry is evolving, and what to expect in 2020.

November 19th – Sarah Kjellberg, Head of US iShares Sustainable ETFs, discusses iShares’ Sustainable Core ETF lineup and what the future holds for sustainable investing.  Sean Brown, CEO of YCharts, explains the importance of proper ETF due diligence.

December 3rd – Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard, highlights increasing adoption of bond ETFs and what’s next for the bond ETF space.  Todd Rosenbluth, Sr. Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, talks recent ETF flows and trends.

December 10th – Ed Nini, Head of ETF Marketing at Principal, explains Principal’s evolution in the ETF space and spotlights several Principal ETFs.  Steve Houston, Partner at M+ Funds, discusses the opportunities and challenges facing the new category of funds known as “defined outcome investments” and why he views it as the next wave of innovation within the ETF space.

December 17th – Ben Johnson, Director of Global Research at Morningstar, recaps the year in ETFs and looks ahead to 2020.  John Davi, Founder & CIO of Astoria Portfolio Advisors, offers his key investment themes heading into next year.

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