WP Advisor Connect: what is the future of ETFs?

There is still time to register to hear four industry leaders in this must-see roundtable

WP Advisor Connect: what is the future of ETFs?

With inflation surging, central banks increasing interest rates, the bond market reeling, and equity markets’ continuing volatility, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been offering investors another option. But, after a strong start and sharp early pandemic downturn, Canadian ETF flows have moderated, and the question now is: what is the future of ETFs?

Wealth Professional, in its next WP Advisor Connect, will look at the trends in its “Disruption, Innovation & Opportunities: The Future of ETFs” roundtable on September 8. You can register here.

According to the Investment Funds Institution of Canada’s latest statistics, Canadian ETFs had $32 billion in ETF inflow for the first half of June 2021 and $16 billion for the first half of 2022. That contrasted with $3.5 billion in mutual fund redemptions for the first half of 2022.

So, what's next for the ETF industry? What are the best strategies and asset classes for advisors to pick for portfolios? What investment mega-themes could remain resilient – or gain traction? Will we see a tipping point in the saga of active versus passive management?

Wealth Professional has assembled a panel of four ETF industry leaders for this WP Advisor Connect roundtable on ETFs. They are:

  • Veronika Popova, Director, ETF Strategy, CI Global Asset Management
  • Lisa Lake Langley, Chief Executive Officer and President, Emerge Canada Inc.
  • Ahmed Farooq, Senior Vice President, Head of Retail ETF Distribution, Franklin Templeton
  • Trevor Cummings, Vice President, ETF Distribution, TD

The roundtable will showcase these industry insiders’ investment expertise in passive products, disruptive innovation, global equities, and alternative strategies.

There is still time to register here for this free, must-see event for advisors who want to skillfully navigate the next phase of market and ETF uncertainty.