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DISTRIBUTION 2.0 : REVOLUTIONIZING GLOBAL ETF DISTRIBUTION THROUGH TECHNOLOGY
A dive into the evolving role of the ETF salesperson team model, the importance of digital engagement and some of the biggest barriers to ETF distribution success across the globe.
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2023 ETF AND DIGITAL ASSETS OUTLOOK
Find out which will be the biggest opportunities for growth, hindrances or threats in each region across the globe.
Asset Management firms and thought leaders offer their predictions in both the ETF and Digital Asset industry.
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DIRECT INDEXING: THE NEXT BIG THING?
Direct indexing is a new trend in the investment industry that is looking to give investors more flexibility in their investments at a lower cost.
In this new report, we look under the hood and explore what this phenomenon is all about. We investigate what Direct Indexing is, what impact it will have on asset management and whether it is really worth all the hype.
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2022 GLOBAL ETF & DIGITAL ASSETS SALARY SURVEY
Did you know that the U.S. pays the highest compensation, on average 37% higher than in Europe and 34% than in Asia? Or that the average total compensation across the industry is $265k?
In our ETF & Digital Assets Salary Survey conducted with over 3,000 individuals globally, we analysed how much you are worth by company type, role and gender across the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific region.
Guess which results we got.
THE GLOBAL CRYPTO ETP ECOSYSTEM EXPLAINED
The global Crypto ETP train is full steam ahead, and is only gathering more speed.
This exclusive report presents a global status of the Crypto ETF and ETP offerings around the world.
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2022 ETF AND DIGITAL ASSETS OUTLOOK
Which will be the biggest opportunities for growth, hindrances or threats in each region across the globe?
Over 25 Asset Management firms and thought leaders offer their predictions in both the ETF and Digital Asset industry .
Stay ahead and read about them in this first of its kind report
THE TRANSATLANTIC DIVIDE IN ETF DISTRIBUTION PRACTICES
Europe has successfully launched over 2,300 ETF products in the last 20 years, but remains far behind the U.S. in assets under management.
Why is that?
In the make or break world of product distribution, we present the first report about those key differences between the U.S. and Europe and explain why the old continent, despite numerous product launches, stays behind.
Find out about those reasons here
2021 EUROPEAN FUND MANAGERS SURVEY
European mutual fund managers seem to be unconcerned by growth of ETFs. However, despite the fact that they do not perceive the ETF vehicle as a threat, more than half of those surveyed think that their competitors will launch an ETF offering at some stage.
Read our full report where we canvased the views of over 100 European mutual fund managers.
THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF ETF DISTRIBUTION
A research conducted by Blackwater Search & Advisory and FLX Distribution reveals that the ETF Distribution model may have been changed for good by the Covid pandemic.
We carried out research and interviews with heads of Distribution, CEOs, COOs, and CIOs from more than 30 ETF issuers based in the United States, covering approximately USD1.5 trillion in AUM.
2020 GLOBAL ETF SALARY SURVEY
Did you know that in 2020 employees in the US and Canada received the highest salaries across the industry, while in Europe the lowest?
On an ETF salary survey conducted over 2,000 people participating globally, we analysed by company type and by role in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific. Guess which results we got.