Moving Away From Indexes

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Prerna Chandak of Mackenzie Investments explains why he says ETF providers are moving away from Indexes.


MASTERCLASS: ETFs - November 2019

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Yeah, I would say it's actually moving away from indexes. I think it is all about the company. Certainly, I don't believe it will go back to the lead manager being sort of named on it. Unless you have a boutique at your firm, you have a very strong manager who has a reputation, you might see that extend into the ETF space. But I think increasingly, ETF providers are moving away from even indexes in the case of index ETFs, within their ETF names. And part of that is because of the cost framework. And we could talk about that of interest, but I think it is all about the brand of the ETF provider more than ever in Canada, and Canadians looking to other reliable firm or firms-

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