Hot Reads: 2022 a Good Year for Gender Equality ETFs

Plus, BlackRock is looking to carve out a niche in the defined outcome fund space.

Reviewed by: Heather Bell
Edited by: Heather Bell

Gender Equality ETFs Delivered Best Performance Yet in 2022 (Financial Times) 
Most of the nine funds beat their relevant benchmarks last year. 


BlackRock Plans Buffered ETF Market Entry (Bloomberg) 
The largest ETF issuer filed for two defined-outcome funds Friday. 


US ESG ETFS Faced Record Outflows in March (Barron’s) 
Investors pulled $5.7 billion from ESG ETFs during March, but one fund represented the bulk of those flows.


Markets in Focus: Factor Valuations & the New Rate Regime (MSCI) 
The global market rallied in the first quarter, with the MSCI ACWI index up 7.4%, led by quality stocks. 


Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Small Cap Stocks (FA Magazine) 
If you are resisting small cap stocks, you’re missing out, according to asset manager Don Klotter. 


Did Social Media Cause the Banking Panic? (The Economist) 
New technology does more than just speed up financial wobbles. 


Manage Coskewness & Improve Momentum Trading (Disciplined Systematic Global Macro Views) 
If momentum’s negative skew problem could be solved, it would be an even better core strategy. 


AI & Robotics ETFs Hotter Than Crypto in 2023 (Bloomberg)
More than half of professional investors are planning to add such funds this year, a survey finds.

Heather Bell is a former managing editor of She has also held editorial positions at Dow Jones Indexes and Lehman Brothers. Bell is a graduate of Dartmouth college and resides in the Denver area with her two dogs.