Brett Olson, Head of Fixed Income iShares in EMEA at BlackRock, explains why they are upgrading projections for global bond ETF AUM, forecasting that the size of the industry will nearly triple and reach $5 trillion.
The idea that climate risk represents investment risk has moved from a novelty in the investment world to something approaching mainstream thinking in just a few years, says Manuela Sperandeo, Head of EMEA Sustainable Indexing, BlackRock.
“As we reflect on 2021 so far, we have identified three key themes where clients have sought our help in bringing them closer to their portfolio objectives: An increase in portfolio consultations related to ESG positioning, a rethink in fixed income allocations, and a more strategic approach to defining nominal versus inflation-linked bonds,” says Charlotte Tribley, Portfolio Consultant at BlackRock.
The “social distancing winners” of 2020 were undoubtfully the largest beneficiaries of lockdown, while many cyclicals were left behind. Positive vaccine announcements in November, vaccination progress since and continued fiscal stimulus have paved the way for a post-COVID world.
One often hears that the investment industry is a man’s world, a perception possibly spurred on by the prevalence of male CEOs and male portfolio managers amongst the world’s large investment banks. However, in the rapidly expanding ETF industry nothing could be further from the truth.
In line with its belief that all South Africans deserve the opportunity to be able to invest in international companies that are leaders in their fields, FNB this week launched three exciting new Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). Approximately 3 million customers already save and/or invest with FNB and the bank continues to expand its innovative solutions to help more customers.
An exchange traded fund (ETF) is a type of security that tracks an index, sector, commodity, or any other asset. It offers cost-effective access to indices across various industries and geographies. Marc Krom, Regional Manager at Glacier International explains how ETFs – available on Glacier International’s platform – bring you into the realm of global investing.
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