With the acquisition of EQM Indexes, VettaFi’s family of indexes now powers nearly $19 billion in ETFs and other investment vehicles. In May 2022, VettaFi was created by unifying complementary businesses who shared a common vision for client success, the value of relationships, and the importance of data. We believe an informed advisor is a better advisor. EQM Indexes is the second major indexing firm acquired by VettaFi this year, following the acquisition of the ROBO Global Index suite in April. The deals have expanded VettaFi’s presence and supported education about thematic ETFs.
Which ETFs Track a VettaFi Family Index?
“A great investment idea can often remain just that: an idea. But with a well-constructed index, great investment ideas can become great investments,” explained Brian Coco, Head of Index Products at VettaFi.
Advisors Eager to Learn About Artificial Intelligence ETFs
VettaFi has strong expertise about thematic industry trends that are impacting the broader ETF industry. For example, VettaFi hosted and moderated a well-attended AI symposium in August. Asset managers helped educate more than 650 live attendees about the drivers behind the (BOTZ ) and (IRBO ).
BOTZ and IRBO provide distinct exposure from each other and ROBO and many advisors are choosing among them to fit into their thematic slice of clients’ portfolios.
Thematic ETFs a Key Growth Component to Portfolio
During the AI symposium, we asked attendees “What percentage of your average clients’ portfolio is invested in thematic ETFs?”. Nearly two thirds (65%) said between 1%-10%. However, some respondents were more heavily invested in thematics. These ETFs also tend to have staying power. Thematics focus on multi-year trends. Investors often show patience even if the stocks inside are temporarily out of favor.
We also find that advisors are interested in a range of investment trends. For example, they want to keep up with latest developments in e-commerce, electric vehicles, video games, and other trends. VettaFi aims to share with our community what’s driving the long-term trend. We also look to inform people of some of the various ways they can participate, regardless of the index provider. Or even if the ETF is actively managed. We just love educating about ETFs.
We have similarly written content about high dividend yielding ETFs that included SDOG as well as the (VYM ), the (PEY ), and the (CDL ). These ETFs are constructed differently than SDOG and unsurprisingly have unique performance records.
VettaFi’s Equity Symposium
VettaFi will be hosting an Equity Symposium on September 21 with the help of asset management experts. Speakers from firms like Amplify, Columbia Threadneedle, Dimensional Funds, Fidelity, Franklin Templeton, Gabelli, Goldman Sachs, Harbor Capital, and VanEck will be talking to VettaFi’s Tom Lydon and me in front of hundreds of advisors. Join us by registering today.
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