Whether as an introduction for ETF newcomers or as an extension of knowledge for more experienced investors, the free series of events provides investors with the tools they need to invest successfully in ETFs. The two focus topics at the event on 3 September 2019 were on digital provision with securities and sustainable investment with ETFs, taking ESG criteria into account. The participants were presented various advantages and the use of exchange traded funds in a simple and understandable way. More than 30 private investors attended the event at the SIX ConventionPoint teil.

Experts from the Swiss fund industry introduced a range of methods to successfully invest in exchange traded funds. Rino Borini, CEO & Founder financialmedia, and Jonathan Decurtins, Senior Sales Manager, Invesco Asset Management, showed what to look out for in digital provision and sustainable investments.

ETF Trends in Focus at the ETF/ETP Roundtable

The "ETF/ETP Roundtable" for professional investors took place following the event for private investors. The panel discussion on "ETF Trends" was followed by 60 participants from the financial and insurance industries as well as institutional investors. Jeffrey Vögeli, editor at finews.ch, moderated the panel discussion on current ETF developments with eloquent Rula Ipsaryaris, Senior Sales Executive and Deputy Head of Switzerland & Liechtenstein, Vanguard, Sven Württemberger, Head of Passive Sales Switzerland & Israel, DWS, and Ivan Durdevic, Head of ETF Distribution Switzerland, JP Morgan.

Weak global economic data, record low interest rates and their impact on fixed income ETFs as well as the importance of sustainability in the investment process were just some of the topics that were hotly debated by the three experts. The panelists highlighted how Swiss regulation is leading in comparison to its European neighbors in certain areas such as active ETFs and their potential.