Roundtable: The importance of thematic index design

There can be significant performance dispersion between ETFs tracking the same megatrend. This stems from how the index is constructed and the metrics used to ensure the strategy offers appropriate exposure to the theme.

Jamie Gordon

Web Res 2023.06.07 ETF Roundtable 1

This roundtable, in partnership with Stoxx, examined the importance of index construction in the thematic ETF space and the increasingly crucial part the sector plays within portfolios.


  • Christoph Schon, senior principal of applied research, Qontigo

  • Rob Powell, head of thematic and sector product strategy, BlackRock

  • Vincent Denoiseux, head of investment strategy, Amundi ETF, Index and Smart Beta

  • Paul Dennis, investment director, Holden & Partners

  • Irene Bauer, co-founder and CIO, Algo-Chain

  • Chair: Tom Eckett, editor, ETF Stream

This article first appeared in ETF Insider, ETF Stream's monthly ETF magazine for professional investors in Europe. To read the full article, click here.

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