I’m heavily involved in two up and coming events in the next few weeks which I think will appeal to any Adventurous Investors interested in all things ETF or factor investing related. The first, next week, is on Emerging Markets (subject of my blog tomorrow), the second is a brilliant event at the end of this month in Factor investing with a stellar list of speakers !

Big Call – Emerging Markets

When : 16th September 09:00 to 15:35 UK TIME

More info: https://www.etfstream.com/events/big-call-emerging-markets-2020/

Coronavirus sent shockwaves through the global economy earlier this year with emerging markets bearing the brunt of the impact.
However, as economies begin the re-open, emerging markets offer some fantastic upside potential to investors willing to take the plunge.
This full-day event will take a deep dive into the current state of the emerging market landscape while analysing the different ways investors can gain exposure through the range of European ETFs available.
Hear from experts such as KCL’s Kerry Brown, Accenture’s chief economist Mark Purdy and Morningstar’s Hortense Bioy.

Beyond Beta Europe Digital
Europe’s biggest factor investing event
More info : https://www.etfstream.com/events/beyond-beta-europe-digital/
When: 23 – 24 September

The recent coronavirus turmoil gave a fascinating insight into the way different factors behave during periods of market stress. Academically proven factors such as low volatility offered investors unique ways to either exploit alpha and reduce risk through rules-based, systematic strategies.
The heightened volatility has done little to affect investor appetite for smart beta which recently surpassed the $1trn assets mark. Studying how factors performed during this period will be a constant theme throughout the event while there will also be a deep dive into the product innovation taking place in the space.
ESG also came through coronavirus with flying colours as investors continued to pile into sustainable ETFs despite almost all other areas of the market seeing outflows. Why this was and whether there is anything stopping the green revolution will also be analysed.
This digital event will bring together some of the brightest minds from across the quantitative investing landscape to explore a whole range of areas within the smart beta, factor and ESG investing ecosystem.

The likes of Rob Arnott, Elroy Dimson and Société Générale’s Andrew Lapthorne will be speaking so this is not one to miss!