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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MSCI makes sweeping changes in latest index rebalances following coronavirus turmoil
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.
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.
ISS STOXX indices use comprehensive framework to address biodiversity challenges
The fight to preserve our nature’s systems is intensifying, presenting both additional risks and opportunities for investors. Qontigo’s ISS STOXX biodiversity indices offer a multi-step framework to address biodiversity challenges while employing cutting-edge datasets