- A breakdown of interesting activity from the ETF world, including new product launches
- Looking at where investor demand is headed
Exchange traded funds (ETFs) have not traditionally brought much glamour to the investment space, but this a trend moving rapidly into reverse. If index trackers have quietly made investors much richer in recent years, the proliferation of thematic ETFs has now captured the everyday investor’s imagination.
ETFs arguably now cater both for those who want a core portfolio holding, such as an S&P 500 tracker, and investors who seek exposure to specific themes, sectors and investment styles. Even stockpicking is now entering the ETF space, with active products emerging in the US and expected by some to one day make an impact in Europe.