ETF Blog

Ahmed Farooq, Vice President of ETF Business Development, gives a personal ‘warrior wholesaler’ perspective on ETFs.

 

 

All Duration isn’t Created Equal

An interview with global fixed income portfolio manager John Beck

The Fatigue Factor Under Lockdown

Communicating with clients and colleagues has not been too much of an issue during the pandemic. There are limits to the digital experience, however, and as we face our third severe lockdown here in Ontario, burnout is becoming more apparent.

A podium finish for investing in Japan

The 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games is scheduled to begin July 23, a full year after its original start date.

Inflation concerns in the post-COVID economy

Given the historically high levels of fiscal and monetary stimulus during the pandemic, inflation concerns have been building so far in 2021.

Innovation in the ETF Ecosystem

ETFs in Canada have come along way over the past five years. They are a vital part of the portfolio construction process for many investors and their popularity continues to grow.

A Revolution in Innovation

We will all remember 2020 for many reasons, but key amongst them was how our dependence on technology was undeniably set in stone.

2020: An Unforgettable Year To Forget

Where do I start after a year like 2020? One thing is for sure, we will all remember the past year for the rest of our lives, both from a personal and professional standpoint

U.S. election worries and the case for active management

It is amid this uncertainty, and with the possibility of much more geopolitical and economic turbulence to come, that I would like to make the case for active management.

NEO last price methodology

Given all the possible questions about the exchange-traded funds (ETF) ecosystem, the official closing price of an ETF is probably pretty far down the list. The closing price is the last price of the day, right? As it turns out, there was room for improvement...

A road warrior, now home bound—wholesaling during COVID-19

This pandemic has really changed the way we do business; being constantly on the go has switched to being stuck at home.

Overcoming factor fatigue and is it time to go International?

Factor investing may seem complicated due to the sheer number of products available, all with different nuances to their methodology.

5 Lessons I’ve Learned since launching LibertyShares ETF's

Ahmed Farooq reflects on some of the lessons he has learned since LibertyShares launched 3 years ago.

Did ETFs break down in this latest round of volatility?

Ahmed Farooq, VP of ETFs, looks at how the Canaidan ETF market did during a volatile March.

Discussing Corporate Credit: A Q&A with Portfolio Manager Adrienne Young

Ahmed Farooq interviews FLCI Portfolio Manager Adrienne Young.

Understanding Factor-based Investing

Factor based investing has received a lot of buzz over the past couple of years, but I still hear a lot of confusion when I speak to advisors about how to use them.

A cure for the headaches of fixed income investing

Why actively managed fixed income ETFs are gaining popularity.

Our Latest Building Blocks

The addition to our ETF platform is a continuation of this commitment—a suite of regional and country- specific passive ETFs that can be used within a diversified portfolio for low-cost, precise exposures.

Three Challenges Facing Passive Fixed Income Funds

We are on the tail end of a 30-year bull market for bonds. This unusual period of sustained growth was facilitated by both a low interest rate and low inflationary environment.

Get strategic with tax-loss harvesting

An overview of tax-loss harvesting.

Portfolio building blocks: Mutual Funds or ETFs? Should there be a dilemma?

Mutual Funds and ETFs aren’t quite as different as some advisors initially believe.

Are Smart Beta ETFs actually smarter?

When it comes to new ETFs entering the Canadian market place, Smart Beta strategies are continuing to offer some buzz to the industry.

Fixing fixed income - Are passive fixed income ETFs broken?

One thing that I consistently hear from the advisory community is that fixed income is not one of their key strengths.

What to launch next? An ETF provider's biggest dilemma!

Making Room in a Crowded ETF Space.

Factor based approach to Global Dividends, getting under the hood.

A deep dive into the dividend selection process.

Why investors should consider a global dividend strategy

We are only a few months into 2018 and already there are indicators that the benign financial environment investors enjoyed over the last few years is changing.

Go Global with our new lineup of ETFs

Over the past 5 years, I have had many conversations with advisors who say that their clients are looking to diversify their dividend strategy.