Henry Odogwu, FTSE Russell; Armit Bhambra, iShares; Karim Chedid, iShares; Brendan Maton, IPE
Allocations to exchange-traded funds by institutions currently investing in ETFs increased by 50% in 2018, totalling 15% of total assets among the 127 institutional investors participating in Greenwich Associates most recent European Exchange-Traded Funds’ European Study. That growth was driven in large part by three key trends:
• ETFs thrive in volatility: European institutions in 2018 were repositioning their portfolios for a turbulent investment environment featuring the prospect of European Central Bank (ECB) rate hikes and a host of geopolitical risks.
• Index revolution: European institutions in search of low-cost beta continued shifting assets from active management to index strategies last year.
• ESG is key: European institutions are integrating Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) standards into their investment process, and many of these investors are using ETFs as their vehicle of choice for ESG exposures.
These trends helped fuel robust growth in ETF allocations among the institutional funds, asset managers, insurance companies, and discretionary wealth managers participating in the 2018 study.
Join subject matter experts from index provider FTSE Russell and ETF issuer iShares for this webcast analysing the results from this latest Greenwich report and discuss ETFs’ benefits and future growth potential with European institutions.
• Henry Odogwu, Managing Director, Head of Asset Owners Group (EMEA), FTSE Russell
• Armit Bhambra, Director, Head of iShares UK Retirement, BlackRock
• Karim Chedid, Director, iShares EMEA Investment Strategy, BlackRock
Moderated by Brendan Maton, IPE