Scott Longley's Articles

Ossiam takes machine-learning leap into ESG

12th December 2018

Ossiam has launched an ESG fund where the selected equities will be chosen using a machine-learning algorithm that can rank companies according to data-based criteria. This is a first for […]

Product Panel: WisdomTree’s Artificial Intelligence ETF

by , 11th December 2018

The WisdomTree Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF has been conceived in conjunction with both Nasdaq and the Consumer technology Association (CTA) and provides exposure to what the manager calls the exponential […]

Smart beta central to ETF creation story

10th December 2018

The growing popularity of smart beta investment lies behind the bounce-back seen in the figures for ETF new issues in November, according to figures from analysts at Societe Generale (SG). […]

WisdomTree launches AI ETF

5th December 2018

A new ETF designed to track the potential for transformation represented by artificial intelligence (AI) has been launched by WisdomTree. The WisdomTree Artificial Intelligence UCITS ETF has been conceived in […]

Ossiam’s smart new partners

4th December 2018

Smart beta ETF specialist Ossiam has added to its partnership team on both the investment and the business development side. Aous Labbane is currently head of business development and joined […]

‘Skewing it up’ – IA gains plaudits for ETF inclusion move

by , 3rd December 2018

The UK’s Investment Association (IA) should be applauded for opening a consultation on whether to include ETFs within its fund sectors and should ignore the complaints of the active sector, […]

LGIM swoops for new ETF capital markets head

30th November 2018

Legal & General Investment Management (LGIM) has swooped for a ETF capital markets head weeks after debuting a core suite of products in the market. Annacarle Delepiane will be responsible […]

Caring about sharing at Solactive

28th November 2018

Acknowledging one of the most important trends within the consumer space, Solactive has launched a Sharing Economy Index that tracks the performance of such new tech-led giants as Airbnb, Uber […]

Nutmeg makes own ESG move with screened ETF portfolios

20th November 2018

Nutmeg has moved the debate around ESG a further notch forwards after it announced that it had become the first UK-based wealth manager to provide environmental, social and governance (ESG) […]

Fever pitch: securities lending and the fear of market contagion

by , 20th November 2018

With the October market frailties seemingly safely behind us, now might be the right time to look at some ‘what-if’ speculation for how passive investors might behave if a sell-off […]