Gender equality-focused exchange traded funds could be a big theme of 2018 given the recent product launch from Lyxor and increasing flows towards ESG and SRI-type funds, say experts.
Investors have not started panic selling German ETFs, despite the shock popularity of the nationalist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party, which gained 12.6% of the vote in the Federal Elections.
Eastern European ETFs have delivered double-digit returns over the past year, with most countries in the region enjoying robust growth. However, investors are still staying away from the region, which could be due to their fears over Russia and the big part it plays in the broad Eastern Europe indices.
Asia Pacific ETFs have been particularly popular with investors in June, according to data from Lyxor, as low valuations in the region attract inflows. This comes at a time when valuations in developed markets are reaching peak levels, while investors continue to look for higher returns.
The MSCI All-Country World index hit its highest level in history, as investors continue to put money in the global stock market, but is this rally sustainable or should we expect a correction?
On Tuesday 15 March, during the Edhec Risk Days that took place at the Brewery in London, the first TrackInsight award ceremony rewarded the four most efficient blockbuster ETFs in major exposures widely used by institutional investors.