Aye Soe and Eric Balchunas – The SPIVA Diva and the Bloomberg ETF Intelligentsia: Exploring the Perks and Perils of Active vs Passive (EP.21)
Exponential ETFs Director of Capital Markets, Josh Blechman and CEO, Phil Bak – are joined in studio by Aye Soe, Managing Director of Research and Design for the Americas at S&P Dow Jones Indices (also known as “The SPIVA Diva”) and Eric Balchunas, Senior ETF Analyst for Bloomberg Intelligence – to discuss thoughts on the perils and perks Active vs Passive investing, the SPIVA report, the double edge sword of benchmarking against an Index, opportunities in the Mid-Cap space and innovation in fixed income ETFs.
Interested in how active managers have done vs passive benchmarks? Is your “Factor Fund” pure, or watered-down exposure? How might managers approach “Smart Beta” for fixed income ETFs? What asset class does Eric believe is experiencing “The Jan Brady Effect”? and what emerging trend in flows does he call “Faces Over Formulas”? Aye and Eric are at the forefront of ETF and Index innovation, diving deep with us into the current market environment as they see it, the importance of knowing what you own and what future opportunities excite them most.