Deborah Fuhr, is a partner and co-founder of ETFGI. She was previously Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy and Managing Director at BlackRock/BGI from 2008 - 2011, and a Managing Director and head of the Investment Strategy team at Morgan Stanley in London from 1997 - 2008.
In this podcast Deborah elaborates on the recent record net inflows in Q1 2013 that have pushed global assets in exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and exchange-traded product (ETPs) to new highs of USD 2.09 trillion.
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Could you elaborate on the factors that have triggered record inflows of USD 73.4 bn in Q1 2013?
Could you walk us through how much of this is actually being allocated as passive and how much represents actively managed funds?
What sort of strategies do active ETF mangers follow? Are they heavily equity based?
Have you identified trends across sectors, geographies in the context of ETF and ETP inflows and outflows?
What are the developments seen in, for example, hedge fund based ETPs?
What are the risks posed by the disproportionately high capital inflows into ETFS and ETPs?
Where do you see the asset driven investment interest in ETF and ETP products?