Investors have piled more than $1.3 billion into ETFs tracking French companies since March, hoping for the country’s newest and youngest President to cut taxes.
Low volatility ETFs are gaining renewed attention from investors this summer despite good performance from non-defensive sectors.
ETFs investing in UK equities are down 2.9% over the last month after the fall of Sterling currency, lower-than-expected inflation data and the Bank of England’s hesitation to raise interest rates one year after Brexit.
Inflows into India-focused equity ETFs have turned positive over the last week in anticipation of further cuts to interest rates and an uptick in economic growth.
The latest annual ETF and smart beta survey from EDHEC-Risk Institute has revealed almost all ETF investors plans to increase their use of smart beta strategies over the coming three years.
A study of the UK intermediary market by product provider Source has found that a majority of UK independent financial advisers (IFAs) believe assets in the ETF industry will continue growing this year.