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ETF Ecosystem Unwrapped 2022

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ETF Ecosystem Unwrapped 2022 has officially launched! ETF Stream's flagship event is back and this year it will be taking place at the Park Plaza Victoria in London on 24-26 May (Day 3 is invite-only).

Showcasing the biggest names from across the European ETF ecosystem, this three-day conference will offer attendees and participants invaluable insights into the European exchange-traded fund universe, as well as facilitate ample networking opportunity and encourage plenty of idea exchange through open conversations and on-stage/audience engagement. All of this and more, and this time around, it is in person!

This carefully curated event agenda will offer professional investors expert analysis into the key trends including portfolio construction, ESG, asset allocation, and more as well as assessing the latest industry innovations and developments taking place across Europe.

Topics covered will include:

• Myths and risks of ETF investing
• Inflation, the Fed and the role of ETFs
• Where next for the ESG ETF revolution
• Key ETF regulatory developments
• Best ETF execution practices
• Diversity: What more is needed?
• Is crypto the real deal?
• Active ETFs: Set for take-off?

Please note: Day 1 is exclusive to professional investors in Europe and tickets will be allocated once approved by ETF Stream. Day 2 is open to all corners of the ETF ecosystem from product innovators to asset allocators to distribution experts and everyone in between.

For any questions please contact events@etfstream.com

Location

Park Plaza Victoria London

239 Vauxhall Bridge Road, SW1V 1EQ

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This is a three-part event with each day tailored to a specific area of the ETF industry. Day 1 is exclusive to professional investors, Day 2 is open to all areas of the ETF ecosystem, while Day 3 is strictly invite only. Once registered, you will be contacted by a member of the ETF Stream team with regards to the day(s) your ticket will permit entry. Thank you for registering – see you in May! Please note, ETF Ecosystem Unwrapped 2022 is exclusive to UK and European attendees and participation is subject to ETF Stream.

European-listed ETF total $1.5trn assets under management

Record 270 ETF launches in 2021, as at end of Q3

Broke previous yearly record inflows by August with $109bn new assets

AGENDA 

AGENDA

  • Day One - 24 May
  • Day Two - 25 May
  • Day Three - 26 May

Main Sessions

13:00 - 13:30

Networking lunch

13:55 - 14:00
14:00 - 14:20

Opening keynote: Has passive investing got too big?

14:20 - 14:50

Panel: The myths and risks of ETF investing

The ETF market in Europe has exploded over the past decade with issuers offering investors exposure to more esoteric parts of the market. With the huge arsenal of strategies available to investors, understanding how each ETF fits within a portfolio is more important than ever. This panel will explore some of the misunderstandings when it comes to ETFs as well as the key factors to consider when selecting ETFs.

Outcomes:
- Picking the right ETF every time
- Tackling the myths of ETF investing
- Understanding ETF liquidity and the potential risks

14:50 - 15:10
15:10 - 15:40

Coffee break and networking

Stream A: Changing forces

16:00 - 16:20

ETF case study: Disaggregating emerging markets: From China to Brazil

16:20 - 16:50

Panel: ESG ETFs: Portfolio construction and product innovation

Portfolio construction can be a challenge when building a multi-asset ESG offering. ESG ETFs have a natural bias towards quality and low volatility stocks, for example, while the sovereign bond question does not look like being solved anytime soon. This panel will explore the ESG ETF landscape in Europe, where further product development is needed and how to ensure your portfolio achieves the right outcome for clients.

Outcomes:

- ESG ETF selection
- Where product innovation is needed
- How important is engagement?

Stream B: Future trends

15:40 - 16:00

In the hotseat: Energy transition tailwinds: ETF themes to capture growth

16:00 - 16:20

ETF 3.0: Have we reached peak passive?

16:20 - 16:50

Panel: Crypto ETP explosion: Getting to grips with the market

The crypto exchange-traded product (ETP) revolution is in full swing amid growing acceptance from institutional investors and greater innovation from an increasingly wider number of ETF issuers. However, doubts remain over the long-term legitimacy of the cryptocurrency space. This panel will explore the role of crypto ETPs within a diversified multi-asset portfolio.

Outcomes:

- How cryptocurrencies can fit in a portfolio
- The role of uncorrelated assets
- The outlook for bitcoin over next 12 months

Main Sessions

17:15 - 17:35
17:35 - 17:40
17:40 - 19:00

Drinks and networking

Morning Session

08:00 - 08:30

Breakfast registration and networking

08:30 - 08:55

Breakfast workshop: Women in ETFs: Effecting change across the industry

The ETF industry has been at the forefront of financial services in tackling gender equality issues, largely thanks to organisations such as Women in ETFs, however, there is still a long way to go. What can the ETF industry do more to tackle diversity issues?

09:00 - 09:05
09:05 - 09:30
09:30 - 10:05

Panel Leaders session: Future developments in the European ETF industry

The European ETF market posted a record year in 2021 as investors across the board increase their allocations to ETFs. With inflows surging at a rapid rate, it is crucial ETF issuers stay on top of the latest trends in the market and capture new entrants turning to the ETF wrapper. What are the key trends to look for over the next five years and how are issuers ensuring they remain differentiated from their competition?

Outcomes:

- Analysing the keys to success
- How to stay differentiated
- The ESG ETF explosion
- Is crypto here to stay?

10:25 - 10:45

Fireside chat: Crypto contagion: Understanding why terra crashed

10:45 - 11:05

Coffee break

11:05 - 11:40

Panel Regulation: Key developments in the European ETF market

CSDR, SFDR and MiFID III are just three examples of regulation that could have a major impact on the ETF market in Europe. There have been some crucial developments over the last few years but how are regulators responding to the concerns highlighted by the industry around these and other areas?

Outcomes:

- The impact of the incoming ‘level 2’ of SFDR on ETFs
- Will CSDR lead to wider spreads for investors?
- Where we are with non-transparent ETFs
- The EU’s view on cryptocurrencies

Stream A: Disruption

12:25 - 12:45

Stream B: Innovation

12:25 - 12:45

Lunch

12:45 - 14:00

Networking lunch

Afternoon Session

14:00 - 14:20

Keynote: The City of London’s future as a financial leader

14:20 - 14:40

In the hot seat: COSMOS and Trident: Bringing institutional assets to crypto

14:40 - 15:15

Panel ETF trading: The latest on market structure and best execution practices

The European ETF market remains fragmented across trading venues with multilateral trading facilities, exchanges and systematic internalisers, to name a few, all looking to offer best execution opportunities to buy-side houses. This panel will explore how the ETF market is developing from both an innovation and technological perspective.

Outcomes:

- Best execution practices
- The rise of RFQ on exchange
- The role of technology and algorithms

15:15 - 15:45

Coffee break and networking

15:45 - 16:20

Panel: Lessons from Germany: The rise of retail

An ETF revolution has taken place in Germany over the past two years. BlackRock has now forecasted there will be 20 million people making monthly contributions to ETF savings plans by 2026, a vast increase in a market that now has the biggest ETF share in Europe.

What are some of the key lessons market participants can take away from this growth story and how are other countries in Europe reacting?

16:20 - 16:40

Closing presentation: An ETF update from the Central Bank of Ireland

16:40 - 16:45
16:45 - 17:45

Drinks and networking

08:30 - 08:55

Breakfast registration and networking

08:55 - 09:00
09:00 - 09:20

Opening keynote: Consequences of the Sino-Russian friendship

09:20 - 09:55

Panel: ETF distribution in a post-coronavirus world

Challenges of operating in a fragmented ecosystem such as the European ETF market are well discussed. Each country has their own unique style of doing business with differing distribution channels and exchanges. Since the outbreak of coronavirus in March 2020, this challenge has been made even greater. How are firms adapting and what are the keys to success?

09:55 - 10:30

Panel: Why every ETF issuer needs a crypto range

Over the past two years, the crypto ETP market has developed from a strange outlier of finance to a fully-fledged ecosystem with custodians, market makers and asset managers all taking part in the revolution. In recent months, we have seen US giants Invesco and Fidelity enter the crypto ETP space in Europe. Do other ETF issuers risk being left behind if they continue to ignore this market?

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break and networking

11:00 - 11:35

Panel: Disruption in the index provider space

The index provider space continues to be dominated by the ‘Big Four’ of MSCI, S&P Dow Jones Indices, FTSE Russell and Bloomberg, however, new players are looking to disrupt the market. This panel will explore some of the latest developments taking place as well as where the key battlegrounds will be over the next five years.

11:35 - 12:10

Panel: European ETF market: How smaller players can survive (and thrive!)

Despite growing at over 20% a year for the past decade, the ETF market in Europe is a place where the big get bigger while smaller players are under constant pressure to be innovative and market leading in what they do. What are the keys to ensure a smaller ETF issuer can not only survive but also thrive?

12:10 - 12:25

Closing keynote: The future of London as a leading financial centre

12:25 - 12:30
12:30 - 13:15

Networking lunch

SPEAKERS

 

SPONSORS

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SUPPORTERS

ETF Stream events consistently offer asset allocators good insight into parts of the investment universe that are both interesting and early on the adoption curve.

Oliver Smith, Investment Director, Holbein Partners

Good location, well scheduled sessions with good quality and presentation of differing views on panel discussions. I particularly liked the two person plus moderator panel which produced a high quality discussion.

Stephen Dowds, Chief Investment Officer, Hay Hill Wealth Management

Very informative, well-organized, interesting topics, high quality speakers.

Xinyi Sun, Global X ETF Portfolio Manager, Mirae Asset Global Investments

FAQ's

  • How can I attend the event?
    • Click the ‘Register Interest Here’ button at the top of the event page and fill in your details. Once registered, you will receive an email from our team within 48h containing further information.

  • When will I get my event pass?
    • This event is in-person only. Once your attendance is confirmed, further details will be sent via email together with a calendar invite.

  • How can I become a speaker?
    • The agenda is carefully curated by our team of experts. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please get in touch below.

      Contact us for more info
  • How can I become a sponsor?
    • If you are interested in discussing the various sponsorship opportunities we have available for this event, please let us know below and one of our sales team will be in touch shortly.

      Contact us for more info

How can I attend the event?

Click the ‘Register Interest Here’ button at the top of the event page and fill in your details. Once registered, you will receive an email from our team within 48h containing further information.

When will I get my event pass?

This event is in-person only. Once your attendance is confirmed, further details will be sent via email together with a calendar invite.

How can I become a speaker?

The agenda is carefully curated by our team of experts. If you are interested in participating as a speaker, please get in touch below.

Contact us for more info

How can I become a sponsor?

If you are interested in discussing the various sponsorship opportunities we have available for this event, please let us know below and one of our sales team will be in touch shortly.

Contact us for more info