Opinion & Analysis

Bitcoin ETFs won’t work

by , 7th December 2017

Even if bitcoin weren’t in a bubble, it still wouldn’t work well as an ETF, David Tuckwell argues.  With Chicago exchanges greenlighting bitcoin futures, it’s only a matter of time […]

David Tuckwell

America’s retail apocalypse is real – but is it worth betting on?

by , 4th December 2017

2017 has turned into the year of the ‘retail apocalypse’. A Google search on the phrase will turn up plenty of results. It’s the name being given to the carnage being […]

John Stepek

AI, let’s go – ETFs go robotic

by , 29th November 2017

On the global freelancing website Upwork a job was advertised recently that gives us a hint as to the direction that ETFs are heading when it comes to the adoption […]

Are infrastructure funds all that they seem?

by , 28th November 2017

Infrastructure is something that is integral to our day-to-day living. It includes roads, railways, airports, water distribution, gas, oil, communication, schools and hospitals. JP Morgan Asset Management defines it as […]

Rebecca Hampson

The Big Interview exclusive: Howie Li at Canvas/ETF Securities

by , 22nd November 2017

In his first interview since the Canvas initiative at ETF Securities was snapped up by Legal & General just last week, chief executive Howie Li talks to ETF Stream about […]

Asset allocation trends in Autumn – November update

by , 20th November 2017

The importance of getting the asset allocation decisions right has long been ingrained in the thinking of investors and financial professionals. The difficulty has been how to get outside the […]

Steve Goldin

Can index companies survive the new wave of benchmarking?

by , 16th November 2017

One of the most interesting things about 2017 has been the growth of boutique ETFs. At Ultumus, whenever there is a new listing anywhere in the world, we’re among the […]

Bernie Thurston

L&G buys ETF securities rump: all about factors and thematic

by , 15th November 2017

If you read our interview with Graham Tuckwell, the founder and chairman of ETF Securities, on Monday, you won’t be surprised that ETF Securities is selling another part of its […]

Scale and margin key in Wisdom Tree/ETF Securities deal

by , 13th November 2017

What is clear from today’s news of the $611m acquisition of ETF Securities by Wisdom Tree is the degree to which this is a commodity play with the US firm […]

The ETF consolidation battle hots up

by , 13th November 2017

I can’t help but comment on the news story today about Wisdom Tree snapping up the ETC business of ETF Securities. The story is from my colleague Ed Bowsher over […]

David Stevenson