Let’s Talk ETFs is Seeking Alpha's podcast dedicated to the exchange traded fund space. Hosted by Seeking Alpha’s ETF expert, Jonathan Liss, the podcast features long-form conversations with industry insiders, ETF issuers, asset managers and investment advisers to explore the ways in which ETFs continue to evolve, helping investors to reach their financial goals.
In this week's episode, we sit down with Ari Polychronopoulos, Partner, Product Management & Head of ESG at Research Affiliates. Together we uncover and discuss the details and nuances of environmental, social, and governance investing within the exchange traded fund space.
2:30 - Background of Scott Helfstein, Executive Director of Thematic Investing at ProShares.
3:30 - What is thematic investing, and what qualifies something as a thematic exchange traded fund.
7:00 - Does having to put the funds in an index tie an investor's hands?
10:45 - Breakdown of...
The launch of the ARK Space Exploration ETF (ARKX) in late March was one of the most hyped ETF launches in recent memory. Of course there's the Cathie Wood component to the excitement, with the fund manager she runs, ARK, crushing markets and growing AUM eleven-fold in 2020. But there's something...