As the assets of the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry crossed the US$4 trillion mark, interest in ETFs continues to grow. The industry itself is evolving. From being a product and supply-led sector, application and demand now underpin the sector’s expansion. Until recently, regulators, stock exchanges and providers were major drivers of ETF activity. Today, investment demand from pension funds, insurance companies and banks is influencing trade.
In fact, institutional investors are now among the biggest users of ETFs globally. They are taking up a huge share of the assets that general investors, wealth management firms and private banks used to dominate. In Japan, the Government Pension Investment Fund – the world’s largest pension fund – and the central bank invest in ETFs, fuelling demand for the Japanese depositary receipts.
Meanwhile, the changing ETF landscape is driving ETF providers to rethink their strategies amid the increasing participation of institutional investors. Beyond launching new ETF products, providers are also offering solutions to investors.
The 3rd ETF Asia Summit, aptly titled ETF 2.0: Process, Portfolio, Platform, will bring together the most influential participants driving the growth of the ETF sector in Asia to discuss the newest trends in the market. Beyond obtaining strategic exposures, how are institutional investors deploying ETFs to meet their investment guidelines? How can ETFs play a role in the current low interest rate environment? How effective are factor-based ETFs in helping to manage portfolio volatility? With the popularity of multi-asset investing, what is the advantage of employing ETFs as part of the asset allocation?
The Asset Events is pleased to present the 3rd ETF Asia Summit 2017, a strategic one-day event, which will bring together investors, asset managers and product providers to discuss and debate the factors driving the development of the ETF market in Asia.
值此背景，第三屆ETF亞洲峰將以 “ETF 2.0: 發展進程，投資組合與平台建設”為主題，匯聚推動亞洲ETF市場發展的行業精英，共同討論市場最新動態。除確保投資戰略所面對的風險之外，機構投資者如何配置ETF以達到其投資指標？在當前的低利率環境下，ETF又將扮演怎樣的角色？因素為本的ETF如何能有效應對投資組合的波動性？隨著多元資產投資的盛行，ETF作為資產配置渠道之一能如何展現其優勢？