Last spring, when fixed income markets in Canada were especially hard hit, exchange-traded funds proved their ability to continue to deliver liquidity, according to speakers at a recent webinar hosted by the Association of Canadian Pension Management. That lesser-known benefit is contributing to a change in the way institutional investors are using ETFs. “We basically saw […]
BBB-rated corporate bonds are becoming a bigger part of the Canadian market, according to an analysis by FTSE Russell. In particular, at the end of January 2020, the FTSE Canada one- to 10-year corporate BBB bond index had 326 issuers, representing $141.1 million in market cap, which translates to 29 per cent of the FTSE […]
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 […]
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 […]
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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