Beyond Bulls & Bears

Unwrapping the good things that come in small (cap) packages
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Unwrapping the good things that come in small (cap) packages

The surge in small-cap stock performance in the final weeks of 2023 may signal a long-awaited turnaround for smaller companies that have lagged large-cap peers for a decade, according to Head of Global Index Portfolio Management Dina Ting. She analyzes the challenges small caps experienced in the past year and why she believes they now offer potentially attractive opportunities in 2024.

Can smart beta ETFs return to prime time?
ETFs

Can smart beta ETFs return to prime time?

Active ETFs have scored more investor interest this year than smart beta ETFs—but does that mean the latter will soon be out of the game completely? David Mann, Head of ETF Product & Capital Markets at Franklin Templeton, opines.

Diving into the ETF and Mutual Fund NAV Pool

Diving into the ETF and Mutual Fund NAV Pool

With many mutual funds converting into exchange-traded funds (ETFs), the combination of ETF trading and net asset value is garnering more attention. David Mann, Head of Global ETF Capital Markets, dives in.

ETF 2021 Year-End Report Card: The Grades Are in!
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ETF 2021 Year-End Report Card: The Grades Are in!

As another year of living with COVID-19 draws to a close, David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, looks back on how the industry has fared in 2021—and how his prior predictions have unfolded.

ETF 2021 Predictions: Update
ETFs

ETF 2021 Predictions: Update

David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, looks back on some of the ETF industry predictions he and his team made at the start of the year—and it looks like ETF asset growth could be on track to hit new all-time highs.

Bonds for Sale: The Fed Will Sell its ETF Stake

Bonds for Sale: The Fed Will Sell its ETF Stake

The US Federal Reserve (Fed) recently announced it would begin to sell down its ETF purchases made over the past year. David Mann, our Head of Capital Markets, Global ETFs, revisits the topic with an eye to the future.