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Sebastien Gyger, Lombard Odier

Has the ETF universe really got any ‘smarter’?

So-called ‘smart beta’ ETFs, which attempt to outperform benchmarks, are increasing in popularity, but some critics are labelling them as a marketing gimmick

Eleanor Hope-Bell, State Street Global Advisors

The future of ETFs in private client portfolios

PWM invited leading figures in the wealth management industry to discuss what is driving the growth of exchange traded funds, the impact of regulation and the debate between physical and synthetic vehicles

Thomas Meyer zu Drewer, ComStage ETFs

ETFs gain ground as markets start moving

The strengthening of the global economy is giving European equities a welcome boost, while the flexibility of ETFs makes these the ideal products for many investors looking to gain exposure to the region

Clemens Reuter, UBS

Navigating the ever-expanding ETF universe

As the range of exchange traded funds on offer continues to grow larger and more complex, private banks must ensure they have robust selection processes in place if they are to match these products to their clients’ needs

Eleanor Hope-Bell, State Street

Tumultuous love affair with ETFs set to continue

PWM invited leading figures in the wealth management industry to discuss the huge expansion in the use of ETFs, concerns over synthetic products and implications of this growth for active management

Competition fierce as ETF providers fight for control

The European ETF market is becoming increasingly competitive and further consolidation is expected, but with more growth predicted, the rewards for the leading providers are substantial

Eurozone crisis taking its toll on ETF inflows

Volatile markets have seen falling flows into equity-linked ETFs, but fixed income investments are on the rise, while products tracking precious metals are also booming

Alex Claringbull, iShares

iShares predicts higher demand for fixed income ETFs

Exchange traded funds offering targeted exposure to eurozone governments’ bonds are proving popular, while products based on emerging markets could become the next big thing

Booming ETF industry faces construction issues

European ETFs may continue to attract record inflows, but the synthetic vs physical debate is gathering pace, while some commentators are questioning the levels of risk these vehicles contain

Passive investments thrive in harsh climate

ETFs continue to go from strength to strength, with investors wary of high active management fees attracted by the flexibility and breadth of coverage of these passive products

THE GREAT DEBATE: CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN THE BALANCE

Anders Kvamme Jensen, founder of the AKJ global brokerage and digital asset specialist, goes head to head with Max Thowless-Reeves, chief investment officer of Sorbus Partners private office, discussing technology, tokens and tradable electronic currencies, in a debate refereed by PWM's Yuri Bender.

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