ETF Prime – Upcoming Guest Lineup

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April 7th – Mona Naqvi, Head of ESG Product Strategy North America at S&P Dow Jones Indices, discusses the future of ESG investing.  Naushad Virji, CEO of SP Funds, spotlights the first suite of Sharia-compliant ETFs.

April 14th – Sean O’Hara, President of Pacer ETFs Distributors, offers perspective on the recent market turmoil and explains the merits of Pacer’s Trendpilot ETFs.  Justin Castelli, Co-Founder of Advisor Growth Community, describes how they’re helping financial advisors succeed.

April 21st – Ed Rosenberg, Head of ETFs at American Century Investments, highlights their recent launch of the first actively managed, semi-transparent ETFs.  Matt Hougan, Global Head of Research at Bitwise Investments, goes in-depth on crypto, including how bitcoin has performed in a tumultuous market environment.

April 28th – Phil McInnis, Director of Investments at Avantis Investors, explains the investment process behind their lineup of low cost, actively managed ETFs.  Eric Ervin, CEO of Blockforce Capital & Reality Shares, talks liquid alternative investments and cryptocurrencies.

May 5th – Michael Strain, Director of Economic Policy Studies at the American Enterprise Institute, discusses the economic impact of the Coronavirus.  Graham Day, VP of Product & Research at Innovator ETFs, spotlights their lineup of defined outcome ETFs.

May 12th – George Milling-Stanley, Chief Gold Strategist at State Street Global Advisors, provides insight into the current gold market, along with the prospects for gold moving forward.  Frank Holmes, CEO of US Global Investors, lays out the investment case for the US Global JETS ETF (JETS).

May 19th – Lawrence Hamtil, Investment Advisor with Fortune Financial, offers his unique perspective on the financial markets and ETFs.  David Dowden, Portfolio Manager at MacKay Municipal Managers, goes in-depth on the municipal bond market and two active muni bond ETFs (MMIN & MMIT).

June 2nd – David Mann, Head of Capital Markets for Global ETFs at Franklin Templeton, walks through their approach to the ETF market, which includes active, passive and smart beta products.  Eric Balchunas, Sr. ETF Analyst at Bloomberg Intelligence, discusses the latest ETF trends and fields rapid-fire ETF questions.

June 9th – Luke Oliver, Head of Index Investing Americas at DWS Group, explains why ESG investing will move mainstream and addresses questions around ESG performance.  Garrett Paolella, Chief Operating Officer at Harvest Volatility, describes the investment process behind the Nationwide Risk-Managed Income ETF (NUSI).

June 16th – Rich Powers, Head of ETF Product Management at Vanguard, talks investor behavior during the recent downturn and provides an ETF “State of the Union”.  Simeon Hyman, Global Investment Strategist at ProShares, goes in-depth on leveraged and inverse ETPs.

June 23rd – Holly Framsted, US Head of Factor ETFs at iShares, delves into the performance of factor ETFs year-to-date.  Michael Loukas, Principal & CEO of TrueMark Investments, spotlights their Technology, AI & Deep Learning ETF (LRNZ) and ESG Active Opportunities ETF (ECOZ).

June 30th – ESG expert Graham Sinclair makes the investment case for sustainability and rebuts common ESG criticisms.  Todd Rosenbluth, Sr. Director of ETF & Mutual Fund Research at CFRA, recaps the quarter in ETFs.

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