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The Inside ETFs Podcast: The Impact of the Pandemic on ETFs with Michael Arone

2021 was a year to be attentive to market trends for many ETF investors. But what have investors learned as we approach 2022? Will trends change in the new year?

In this episode, Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, is joined by Michael Arone, Chief Investment Strategist and Managing Director at State Street Global Advisors. Michael reveals how the pandemic has impacted the way investors and advisors are building their portfolios, and shares his opinions on enhancing your portfolio as new variants emerge. He shares his personal preferences for ETFs and inflation beneficiaries, discussing both positive and negative aspects of the investments.

Michael discusses: 

  • His recommendations for asset allocation as the new year approaches
  • Lessons learned about ETF investing throughout the pandemic
  • Strategies advisors can utilize with their clients after a year of volatility
  • The truth about inflation beneficiaries
  • How investors should be approaching international markets in 2022

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Douglas Yones, ChFC® | State Street Global Advisors | Michael Arone

The World Of ETFs – The ETF Evolution From Broad Beta to Broad Scale Adoption with John Feyerer

In the early days of ETFs, investors focused solely on the headline indices, and some believed ETFs could be a fleeting trend. Today, you can barely open a newspaper without reading something about the growth and benefits of ETFs.

In this episode, Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, is joined by John G. Feyerer III, CFA, Head, Innovation & Commercialization at Invesco. John shares his experience with ETFs and the growth his company predicted for the asset class back in 2007. John discusses how ETFs have been adopted by investors, the approach Invesco focuses on when advising clients and what they are looking towards in 2022.

John discusses: 

  • How ETFs have evolved beyond the S&P 500
  • Smart Beta: what it means and how it has become an accepted strategy
  • How advisors are utilizing RSP/RSPE in investment portfolios
  • What ESG solutions provided by Invesco in the form of ETFs
  • What Invesco is doing in the crypto and digital asset space

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Douglas Yones, ChFC® | John G. Feyerer | Invesco


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3. Inside The World Of ETFs – Investing Beyond The US with Jonathan Krane

There are massive economies outside of the US that offer investors the opportunity to get involved utilizing ETFs alongside other investment products. The Chinese equity and fixed income markets have historically been under-allocated in American portfolios, but in recent years, this has changed significantly. 

In this episode, Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, is joined by Joanthan Krane, Chief Executive Officer, KraneShares. Jonathan shares his knowledge of the Chinese investment market, why he started KraneShares, and his personal experience while living in China. Jonathan discusses his predictions for the future of investments in China and reveals the opportunities investors may be missing out on today.

Jonathan discusses: 

  • How his career transitioned from media companies to Chinese ETFs
  • What should investors think about investing in China? Are the current headlines a warning sign or an investment opportunity?
  • How advisors should prepare when allocating portfolios for 2022
  • His personal and investment experiences while living in China

Jonathan Krane:

Jonathan Krane is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of KraneShares, an asset management firm with over $15 billion in AUM, delivering China-focused exchange-traded funds to global investors listed on the NYSE. KraneShares focuses on providing expert access and products for investors to gain exposure to China’s capital markets. KraneShares sold a majority interest in the company to CICC, a leading investment bank in China. Jonathan has spent the last twenty years working with companies in China.

He previously founded a leading media and entertainment company in China was sold to a publicly traded multi-national corporation.

Jonathan received an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Connecticut College. 

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Douglas Yones, ChFC® | KraneShares | Jonathan Krane

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2. Inside The World Of ETFs with Jan van Eck

In this episode, Douglas Yones, Head of Exchange Traded Products at the New York Stock Exchange, is joined by Jan van Eck, Chief Executive Officer, VanEck. Jan shares his knowledge of global ETFs, including his current favorites, and the transformation this asset class has undergone and will continue to undergo as the current economy adapts to world events. Jan also discusses why VanEck created a Bitcoin-linked ETF and the potential role of cryptocurrency in investment portfolios. 

 Jan discusses: 

  • How VanEck became so involved with ETFs
  • Current financial growth opportunities across the global equity markets
  • What it takes to be successful with ETFs
  • How cryptocurrency has transformed from a joke to a lucrative reality
  • The adaptability and innovation within the economy

Resources: WealthManagement.com | Douglas Yones, ChFC® | Jan van Eck | VanEck


1. See Straight Through ETFs with Chris Davis

In this episode, David Armstrong is joined by Chris Davis, CEO of Davis Advisors. Chris shares how Davis Advisors, long-time asset managers, were early pioneers in rolling out active ETFs, putting their trading strategies in the transparent wrapper without fear, and why a high-conviction active stock manager in a low-cost fund is a better option for many than simply buying the market through a cap-weighted index. 

Chris discusses:

  • Why asset managers with a high conviction stock portfolio should not fear the transparency of active ETFs
  • How traditional, value-based portfolio construction fares in a market rife with speculative fervor
  • The impact of the pandemic on the markets, and what the future holds
  • Where he sees opportunity in the markets right now

Resources: Wealth Management.com | David Armstrong | Davis Advisors