A heartfelt thank you to all of those who either attended or participated in the ETF Global, Fall Forum last Friday at the New York Society of Securities Analysts in NYC. We received incredible feedback from the attendees that we had achieved our goal of creating a dynamic and unique experience for this event and not another industry marketing conference. Specifically, the ETFG Fall ETP Investing and Trading Forum delivered a level of understanding and detail around cutting edge topics through the eyes of recognized experts from the ETF and securities industry, all within an intimate academic setting. For those who were unable to attend the event, you can view the agenda here: www.expertseries.org and please keep that URL handy as the “Save the Date” for the ETF Global, Winter ETP Investing Trading Forum will be announced next week.
Today is also the day our smart beta indexes are rebalanced. For those of you who might have missed it, we have two smart beta indexes that are rebalanced and reallocated on a monthly basis. The holdings are driven by the ETF Global® Quant model. In the QE 10 Index, the China exposure has dropped from around 25% down to almost 10% of the allocation while Canada saw a big jump from less than 6% up to the second highest country exposure of over 15%. Is Quant trying to say something? Only time will tell. For more information about these and the other ETFGsm Indices, click here