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Which ETFs Will the Fed Buy?
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Which ETFs Will the Fed Buy?

The US Federal Reserve announced it would buy exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as part of a range of measures to help support the markets in the wake of the coronavirus. David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, examines which ETFs it might actually buy, and when.

The Road to Premiums is Paved with Good Intentions: Perspective on the Fed and ETFs
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The Road to Premiums is Paved with Good Intentions: Perspective on the Fed and ETFs

The US Federal Reserve recently announced a number of measures to support the economy and markets amid the coronavirus crisis. One involves the purchase of fixed income exchange-traded funds (ETFs). David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, shares his thoughts on the subject, and what he thinks is the best way to support the corporate bond market through these purchases.

Times of Turmoil and Trouble Keeping ETF Score
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Times of Turmoil and Trouble Keeping ETF Score

During these turbulent times, how does one track and value the performance of an exchange-traded fund? David Mann, Head of Capital Markets, Global Exchange-Traded Funds, opines on ways to “keep score.”

The “New Normal” for ETF Trading?
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The “New Normal” for ETF Trading?

Thoughts on the “new normal” in ETF trading during these turbulent times from our Head of Capital Markets, Global Exchange-Traded Funds.

ETF Trading and Volatility: It’s All Relative
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ETF Trading and Volatility: It’s All Relative

When markets turn volatile, some question the role of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in exacerbating market moves. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, offers some perspective.

Viewing Volatility Versus Uncertainty Through an ETF Lens
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Viewing Volatility Versus Uncertainty Through an ETF Lens

Investors certainly have had to face both volatility and uncertainty these past few weeks given coronavirus concerns and other geopolitical risks. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), talks about the difference between the two through the lens of ETF trading.

Getting Comfortable with ETF Liquidity
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Getting Comfortable with ETF Liquidity

Many people put a lot of thought into the purchase of an asset—whether it’s a car, an investment vehicle or even a more mundane item—but might not think as much about what happens when they don’t want it anymore. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global Exchange-Traded Funds, draws some parallels between buying and selling an ETF and one of those mundane items: a mattress.

Active ETFs, Small ETFs and Other Trends to Watch in 2020
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Active ETFs, Small ETFs and Other Trends to Watch in 2020

As we kick off the new year, market prognosticators are busy making their 2020 predictions. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs), once offers some thoughts on trends and milestones within the ETF industry he thinks could come to fruition in 2020.

Measuring and Quantifying ETF Liquidity
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Measuring and Quantifying ETF Liquidity

Liquidity is something most investors say they want, but they often aren’t exactly sure how to quantify or measure it. Our David Mann and Megan Rust address the subject when it comes to exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

Non-Transparent Active ETFs Get Regulatory Nod
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Non-Transparent Active ETFs Get Regulatory Nod

The menu of types and styles of exchange-traded funds available to investors keeps growing. The Securities and Exchange Commission just approved four proposals for a new type of exchange traded fund: non-transparent, active ETFs. David Mann, our Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, explains the implications.

PODCAST: Smart Beta Investing in the Changing Emerging-Market Landscape
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PODCAST: Smart Beta Investing in the Changing Emerging-Market Landscape

Many investors view “smart beta” within the realm of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) as a replacement for either actively managed or passive investment strategies. Franklin Templeton ETF Specialists Todd Mathias and Rick Felix view smart beta as an additive investment strategy that can complement these approaches. In our latest “Talking Markets” podcast, they discuss the nuances of smart beta while taking a look at the changing investment landscape in emerging markets.

Meet the Manager: James Conn
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Meet the Manager: James Conn

At Franklin Templeton, our people are passionate about investing, and James (Jim) Conn is no exception. His father boasts an impressive career in investment management, so you might even say it’s in his blood. Here, we get to know Franklin Templeton Fixed Income Group’s Jim Conn and discover the three words he uses to describe his approach as an investment manager.