ETF launches

ETF Launches & Closures, Buffer ETFs, & Financial Markets

ETF.com’s Heather Bell discusses the spike in ETF closures and highlights several recent launches.  AllianzIM’s Johan Grahn explains their decision to enter the ETF space with the launch of buffered outcome ETFs.  IndexIQ’s Sal Bruno offers his take on the current financial markets and lays out the case for alternative strategies.

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Launch of Non-Transparent ETFs Imminent… Will They Matter?

ETF.com’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.

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ETF Flows, Launches, & Fee Wars

ETF.com’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).

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New ETF Launches, the Future of ETFs, & Spotlighting an Esports ETF

ETF.com’s Drew Voros highlights several recent ETF launches and discusses the path to success for smaller ETF issuers.  ETF industry veteran Bob Tull offers perspective on the year’s biggest ETF stories and looks ahead to the future of ETFs.  Roundhill Investments’ Will Hershey explains the investment case for Esports and video games.

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SSGA’s George Milling-Stanley Wades into Gold Versus Bitcoin Debate

Gold expert George Milling-Stanley explains gold’s shining performance in 2019 and states his case on why bitcoin is no “digital gold”.  ETF.com’s Lara Crigger discusses the recent slower pace of ETF launches.  ROBO Global’s Chris Buck spotlights their Healthcare Technology and Innovation ETF (HTEC).

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