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ETF Trends to Watch in 2022: Conversions, International Interest and Sustainable Funds
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ETF Trends to Watch in 2022: Conversions, International Interest and Sustainable Funds

With January being a month for prognostications, David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, shares his annual outlook for the ETF industry and key trends he sees taking shape in 2022.

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.

The Liquidity Unicorn: Are any ETFs Truly Bulletproof During Market Stress?
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The Liquidity Unicorn: Are any ETFs Truly Bulletproof During Market Stress?

In the ongoing discussion about liquidity and exchange-traded funds (ETFs), David Mann, Head of Global ETFs Capital Markets, examines a recent report outlining how ETFs have navigated the pandemic. He says it provides some validation that lower-volume funds are not all that different than higher-volume ones in navigating such crisis periods.

(ETF) Anniversaries and Taxes
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(ETF) Anniversaries and Taxes

As we celebrate the holiday season and ponder what we are thankful for, it’s also time to take stock of one’s investments. Here, David Mann, Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, opines on an ETF anniversary he’s thankful for—and offers some tax-planning food for thought.

Celebrating an ETF Milestone with a Look at Volatility
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Celebrating an ETF Milestone with a Look at Volatility

David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, discusses the evolution of active ETFs in the marketplace over the last five years with Portfolio Manager Todd Brighton, and how they can address critical investor outcomes. 

The Certainty of Change: Evolution of Investor Access to China
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The Certainty of Change: Evolution of Investor Access to China

The unpredictable nature of politics and government action within individual countries can make a case for disaggregating international exposure, according to our Dina Ting. She outlines some recent regulatory developments in China within the lens of exchange-traded funds (ETFs).

ETF 2021 Predictions: Update
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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
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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.

Volume and the Hybrid Nature of the ETF Vehicle
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Volume and the Hybrid Nature of the ETF Vehicle

Investors choose particular exchange-traded funds (ETFs) for many reasons, but volume and liquidity are often important considerations. David Mann, our Head of Global ETFs Capital Markets, says the importance of volume may depend on whether one wants to trade the ETF like a stock, or a fund.

Take the Time to Love ETF Liquidity
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Take the Time to Love ETF Liquidity

Is it time to give newer or smaller exchange-traded funds (ETFs) a look? David Mann, our Head of Global ETFs Capital Markets, makes the case as he opines on his favorite subject—liquidity.

Single-Country Allocation: Viewing the Opportunity Through Three Lenses
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Single-Country Allocation: Viewing the Opportunity Through Three Lenses

The case for disaggregating international exposure by allocating to single countries remains strong, according to Dina Ting, Head of Global Index Portfolio Management, Franklin Templeton Exchange-Traded Funds. She outlines three investment lenses that shape her team’s views.

ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility
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ETFs, Message Boards and Volatility

Internet message boards are lighting up and certain stocks have seen some unusually dramatic price moves. David Mann, our Head of Global Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) Capital Markets, ponders whether ETFs could be subject to similar volatility.