ETF Prime

Highlighting the Annual Awards   |   April 7th, 2020 Editor-In-Chief Drew Voros highlights the winners of the annual ETF awardsS&P Dow Jones Indices’ Mona Naqvi goes in-depth on ESG investing, including addressing concerns over performance.  SP Funds’ Naushad Virji spotlights the first suite of Sharia-compliant ETFs.

Recapping a Wild Month in ETFs: Facts, Myths, & the Unusual   |   March 31st, 2020

Three of the best in the ETF business discuss an eventful month in ETFs.’s Lara Crigger explains the record number of leveraged and inverse ETP closures.  CFRA’s Todd Rosenbluth talks ETF flows, myths, launches, and more.  ETF Flows’ Dave Nadig goes in-depth on bond ETF discounts and the Fed tasking BlackRock with bond ETF purchases.

Biotech Expert Brad Loncar Goes In-Depth on Coronavirus Treatments & Vaccines   |   March 24th, 2020

Biotech expert Brad Loncar explains why COVID-19 should be taken seriously and goes in-depth on the companies rapidly developing treatments and vaccines.’s Drew Voros highlights ETF flows and discusses the Fed’s decision to purchase investment grade corporate bond ETFs.

ETF Legend Reggie Browne On How ETFs Are Handling Market Downturn   |   March 17th, 2020

GTS’ Reggie Browne goes in-depth on ETF trading, liquidity, and market structure during the recent, abrupt downturn.  WisdomTree’s Jeremy Schwartz discusses market and economic impact of the Coronavirus and highlights several ETFs.  North Shore Indices’ Tim Rotolo explains investment case for uranium and the North Shore Global Uranium Mining ETF (URNM).

ETFs Pass Yet Another Test   |   March 10th, 2020’s Drew Voros explains how ETFs have handled the recent market volatility.  SS&C ALPS Advisors President Laton Spahr and Global X Chief Investment Officer Jon Maier go in-depth on thematic ETFs.

Coronavirus: Markets, ETFs, & Fear   |   March 3rd, 2020’s Sumit Roy discusses potential economic and market implications of the Coronavirus and highlights recent ETF flows, performance, and trading.  Confluence Analytics’ Conor Platt offers his unique perspective on ESG data.  Alpha Architect’s Wes Gray explains their ETF white-labeling business.

Altruist’s Jason Wenk on RIA Custodian Fees, Transparency, & Technology   |   February 25th, 2020

Altruist Founder Jason Wenk goes in-depth on the current RIA custodian landscape including competitive dynamics with firms such as Schwab and Fidelity, along with how the space will evolve moving forward.’s Lara Crigger talks ESG ETF due diligence.  Pacific Global ETFs’ Tony Dufault highlights their lineup of income-oriented, actively managed ETFs.

Launch of Non-Transparent ETFs Imminent… Will They Matter?   |   February 18th, 2020’s Drew Voros discusses the imminent launch of the first non-transparent ETFs.  Northern Trust’s Michael Natale describes the role of real assets in a portfolio and highlights FlexShares ETFs covering natural resources, infrastructure, and real estate.  AlphaClone’s Maz Jadallah explains their Alternative Alpha ETF (ALFA), which seeks to mimic top stock picks from the best hedge fund managers.

SPDR’s Matt Bartolini on “Mini-SPY”, SDY, & Active Mutual Funds   |   February 11th, 2020

Matt Bartolini, Head of SPDR Americas Research, explains State Street’s move to offer a second S&P 500 ETF.  Matt also discusses the recent uproar surrounding the SPDR S&P Dividend ETF and the challenges facing active mutual funds.’s Drew Voros talks coronavirus and bond ETF flows.  Liquid Strategies’ Brad Ball highlights the Overlay Shares lineup of ETFs.

ETF Flows, Launches, & Fee Wars   |   February 4th, 2020’s Drew Voros highlights January ETF flows and offers perspective on the slower pace of ETF launches.  FactSet’s Elisabeth Kashner recaps Inside ETFs and goes in-depth on the ETF fee landscape. Brandometry’s Tony Wenzel explains the index underlying the Brand Value ETF (BVAL).

Recapping Inside ETFs 2020   |   January 30th, 2020’s Drew Voros and Lara Crigger sit down with Nate Geraci beachside to recap the world’s largest ETF conference.

BlackRock Raising Bar on ESG Investing?   |   January 21st, 2020

BlackRock CEO Larry Fink recently signed two letters outlining how the company intends to help combat climate change.’s Lara Crigger explains why this latest initiative feels different than past promises.  Charles Schwab’s D.J. Tierney discusses their move to commission-free trading, recent ETF launches, and the ongoing ETF fee war.  Fundamental Income’s Alexi Panagiotakopoulos spotlights the NETLease Corporate Real Estate ETF (NETL).

ETFs: Does Size Matter?   |   January 14th, 2020’s Drew Voros discusses whether an ETF’s AUM should matter to investors.  GFM Asset Management’s Tariq Dennison explains the investment case for emerging markets and against a bitcoin ETF.  EventShares’ Ben Phillips spotlights their U.S. Legislative Opportunities ETF (PLCY), along with key government policy issues he’s tracking.

ETFs in 2020, Previewing Inside ETFs, & Momentum Investing   |   January 7th, 2020’s Drew Voros recaps 2019 ETF flows and looks ahead to 2020.  Inside ETFs CEO John Swolfs previews the world’s largest ETF conference.  ReSolve Asset Management’s Adam Butler spotlights the index behind the Strategy Shares Newfound/ReSolve Robust Momentum ETF (ROMO).