HSBC Global Asset Management joins the ETF Forum as the group announces new series of roadshows
28 March 2017: HSBC Global Asset Management has become the newest member of the ETF Forum, the independent partnership of leading exchange traded product providers. The ETF Forum aims to provide advisers and wealth managers with a better understanding of ETFs and how they could be used as effective investment tools within well-diversified portfolios.
HSBC Global Asset Management, which has $413.4bn in assets under management, joins existing ETF Forum members BMO Global Asset Management, ETF Securities, WisdomTree, and the London Stock Exchange.
HSBC Global Asset Management will take part in a fresh series of roadshows this year alongside other members of the Forum. The events, which serve an educational purpose, will kick off in Exeter on 6 June and will be held at numerous locations around the UK including Glasgow, Jersey and Manchester. The events are free to attend and are CPD-accredited.
The upcoming series will cover a wide variety of topics including an analysis of the different types of ETFs and structures, counterparty risk, and how to access ETFs via trading platforms.
Dan Rudd, Head of UK Wholesale, HSBC Global Asset Management said: “Education is an important factor in the growth of the ETF industry in the UK and we see that reflected in leading fund platforms increasing their ETF offering. Whilst clients have historically found it can be difficult to realise the potential of ETFs and the benefits ETFs provide within a well-diversified portfolio, we believe this view is changing.”
Liz Wright, Head of UK Wealth & Intermediary Distribution at ETF Securities and a spokesperson for the ETF Forum, said: “We are delighted to have HSBC Global Asset Management join the ETF Forum, bringing with them complimentary coverage of the UK market and clients. This year, we expect to further enhance the adviser experience with a continued focus on education whilst also focusing on new value-added content. As a group our aim is to help advisers and wealth managers build better portfolio solutions for their clients by using ETFs.”
In addition to the series of roadshows, the ETF Forum also has a dedicated website to provide ongoing information to advisers, which can be found at www.etf-forum.co.uk.