"The Mall Isn't Dead, It Has Just Moved Online" | Exploring Online Retail

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Jane Edmondson, Co-Founder and Principal of EQM Indexes

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Online commerce has permanently transformed the retail sector and the way consumers and businesses shop for everything—from books to office supplies, to shoes and furniture. According to research firm eMarketer, global ecommerce is expected to exceed $3.9 trillion this year, providing online retailers fertile ground to grow their business in this new era of contactless shopping*. The global coronavirus pandemic accelerated the pace of ecommerce growth in 2020, propelling online sales to levels not previously expected until 2022—helping existing online retailers expand their dominance in retail. Value-added features such as competitive pricing, shopping convenience, greater product selection and rapid delivery options have solidified online commerce as a disruptive technology that is here to stay. We’ll be joined by Jane Edmondson, Co-Founder and Principal of EQM Indexes, to discuss: - How online commerce has changed over the last decade - The growth and development opportunity in the ecommerce sector - The global tailwinds driving online retail growth - Introduction to the Global Online Retail UCITS ETF - Q and A *Global Ecommerce 2020, eMarketer, June 22, 2020, https://www.emarketer.com/content/global-ecommerce-2020 For professional investors only. Capital at risk.

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