Morningstar's Parker and Edwards on indexing, climate and changing role of providers

Greater focus on custom indexing

Tom Eckett

Gareth Parker, chief indexing officer, and Rob Edwards, director of ESG product management at Morningstar Indexes, have pointed to the growth of custom indexing as one of the key drivers of the space as well as the increasing focus on climate change investing through the Paris-Aligned Benchmark (PAB) indices.

Speaking to ETF Stream, the duo highlighted five trends that are driving the index provider space including the change in brand relevance, regulation, fees, custom indexing and direct indexing.

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