Listen to FTSE Russell Convenes on Spotify. The FTSE Russell Convenes series brings independent and unvarnished insights and opinion from experts at our World Investment Forum, including practitioners, investors, and academics. The conversations dive deep into the market environment and critical trends including AI and emerging technology, fixed income, factor investing and ETFs.
Differentiation through innovation, disruption, and distribution
Sean O'Hara, President at PacerETFs joined us for an episode of FTSE Russell Convenes at our World Investment Forum in June 2023. He discusses the need to be innovative, disruptive and unique in light of the competitive ETF landscape, along with differentiating on distribution. He also talks about the macro headwinds of this year, his concerns over valuations and how 'narratives' could play out in the next few months.
Today's markets and Value's U-turn | Rob Arnott, Founder and Chairman, Research Affiliates
At the World Investment Forum in June 2023, Rob Arnott, founder and chairman of the board of Research Affiliates, shares his thoughts on Fed policy, interest rates and inflation from a historical viewpoint and where he sees them heading. He also talks us through the key findings of a RAFI research paper “Reports of Value’s death may have been greatly exaggerated” published in the FAJ in 2021. From there he explains the ‘migration effect’ on the dividend stream of the Russell Value portfolio from 2007 to 2022, the flaws in book-to-value and his thoughts on AI.
How are Zero Days to Expiration options changing markets? | Rob Hocking, Vice President & Head of Product Innovation, Cboe Global
How could the explosive growth of Zero Days to Expiration (0DTE) options affect markets? While at the World Investment Forum in June 2023, Rob Hocking, Senior Vice President and Head of Product Innovation at CBOE Global talks about the biggest developments he’s seeing in the world of options, including short terms 0DTEs. Rob also discusses whether he was surprised by the VIX’s performance and reveals the products CBOE are currently working on.
Breaking traditions with ETFs | Kingsley Ford, Group Head of Index Investments, LSEG
Kingsley Ford, Global Head of Index Investments at LSEG joins us to talk about how ETFs evolved to become a trading suite in their own right, how attitudes towards fixed income ETFs shifted during the pandemic and why structured products are particularly ripe for innovation. Kingsley also discusses what makes an index successful and if he thinks clients will build indices focused specifically on AI in the near future.
Creating the best playlist for your portfolio | Andrew Ang, BlackRock
Today, investors have endless options to choose from when tailoring their portfolios, particularly when targeting specific investment factors. But how can you create the perfect factor playlist for your portfolio? In this episode, Andrew Ang, Head of Factors, Sustainable Solutions at BlackRock discusses how factor investing has evolved to create more democratised access for investors, and which factors he thinks will perform better in the long run. Andrew also explains why we are again in an era of macro risk.
A deeper dive into asset allocation | Mo Haghbin, Invesco
How should you allocate your assets today to set yourself up for success tomorrow? Mo Haghbin, Head of Investment Solutions at Invesco joins us to discuss his thoughts on the future of the banking system, why he believes a diversified approach to asset allocation is so important and where on the yield curve he thinks is most exciting for investing. Mo also dives deep into his thoughts on the markets today and explains why financial crises are rarely repeated.