One of the fastest-growing product segments of the last few years, thematic ETFs have become the tool of choice for many hoping to capture the growth story of future industries such as renewable energy, cybersecurity, sustainable food, clean water, AI, robotics and more. These ETFs have allowed investors to bet on indices capturing whole sectors rather than individual stock picking but their fast rise has also created a gap for disruptive, small product issuers to enter the market.
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Roundtable: Thematic indices: Translating megatrends into index methodologies
Thematic investing is a constantly evolving space and with data and index construction methods improving all the time, what are the main considerations when constructing a thematic index?
ICE: Disrupting the index sector with a stronghold in customisation
‘We have been customising indices for the past five years. It is a trend which will only grow’
Pro-nuclear sentiment ignites uranium opportunities
How do we meet the world’s energy needs without emitting carbon?
An ETF investing in companies contributing to the circular economy
How do we deal with the accelerated depletion of resources and ecological degradation of our planet? The solution may involve transitioning to a circular – reduce, reuse, recycle – economy. As is the case elsewhere in the much-needed transition to a more sustainable world, investors have a role to play, either by investing directly in change or using instruments including ETFs.