In this edition, Anita Rausch, Director of Capital Markets, speaks with Kathryn Sweeney, the Global ETF Product Manager and Head of U.S. ETF Trading for Goldman Sachs.
Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) are still reasonably young investment products, but they are changing the nature of trading in the markets. When investors utilize ETFs in their portfolios, they are interacting either directly or indirectly with an ETF trader. At WisdomTree, we believe that helping our investors understand the markets and the ways to trade ETFs efficiently is paramount to the customer experience.
As we’ve discussed previously, smart beta approaches, such as WisdomTree’s, have been growing in popularity. Perhaps this is due to the fact that they try to beat the market, rather than be it. But all smart beta approaches may not be created equal.
With more investors finally taking note of the sometimes significant impact that currency can have on their portfolios’ total returns, I sought to look at how the dollar has fared against other major currencies during the month of May over the last 10 years.
Our Capital Markets team has spent the last five years working with traders, market makers and liquidity providers across the entire ETF trading universe to make sure they understand how WisdomTree ETFs are structured and managed. As a result, the trading community feels more comfortable trading our products in the marketplace and providing block liquidity directly to our client base via the block ETF market.