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Opportunities for institutional investors from the energy transition

Along with big risks comes the need for solutions and companies that provide those solutions, said Edward Lees, co-lead and portfolio manager at BNP Paribas Asset Management, when speaking at the Canadian Investment Review’s Investment Innovation Conference in November. Although in the current environment the coronavirus has been top of mind, climate issues have not […]

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As investors begin to digest the extended ramifications of the coronavirus pandemic, certain investment lessons are emerging. For one, investing globally provided diversification opportunities as different regions were impacted by the spread of the virus in different ways, according to a new paper from MSCI Inc. “The coronavirus pandemic started in Asia and gradually spread […]

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  • May 27, 2020 December 6, 2020
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Trading volume for exchange-traded funds is rising. And as such, more ETF trades are flowing through trading desks. For ETFs with underlying securities that have different characteristics than equities, such as credit instruments or fixed income, it’s sometimes unclear who should be handling these transactions, according to a report by Greenwich Associates based on interviews […]

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  • February 4, 2020 December 13, 2020
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New research from Greenwich Associates has found that institutional players have allocated US$47 billion to liquid alternative exchange traded funds, comprising a fair chunk of their allocation to liquid alternatives overall, which comes to US$882 billion. That said, only about one in 10 institutions have experience investing in liquid alternative ETFs. “However, about the same […]

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  • November 7, 2019 December 13, 2020
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Does the rise in passive investment strategies have consequences for financial stability? The shift to passive from active appears to be amplifying some risks to financial stability and mitigating others, according to a paper co-written by Kenechukwu Anadu, a senior financial markets specialist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, and Mathias Kruttli, Patrick McCabe, […]

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  • October 10, 2019 January 5, 2021
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In a world where zero-fee funds are rising, how are fund managers making money? And while zero fees sound beneficial for investors, is it really the best option? Marius Zoican, an assistant professor of finance at the University of Toronto Mississauga and Rotman School of Management, tackled these questions in a new working paper. During […]

While the bull market may not be over, more headwinds are on the way for U.S. equity markets over the next year — one of the themes investors can use exchange-traded funds to capture, according to a report by BMO Global Asset Management. Overall, the U.S. market should see moderate upside for the year, said Brian […]

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Research shows they do - but not during times of market stress

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Canada's ETFs see assets rise like it's 2009.

ETF Assets in Canada Up 28.2% in 2017

New data shows that despite outflows in equities and commodities, the trend is up