Invesco Prioritizes ETF Innovation and Shareholder Focus

Invesco Prioritizes ETF Innovation and Shareholder Focus

Invesco’s Chris Dahlin says new ETF products should prioritize investor outcomes.


The 2024 Awards were a night of recognition for the ETF industry's best and brightest, and Invesco had a lot to celebrate with two ETFs nominated for the prestigious ETF of the Year award. Lucy Brewster had the opportunity to interview Factor & Core Equity Strategist, Chris Dahlin, to discuss his thoughts on the evening and the future of the ETF industry.  

Dahlin's excitement centered around the ETF of the Year category, where two Invesco products, the Invesco S&P 500 Equal Weight ETF (RSP) and the Invesco NASDAQ 100 ETF (QQQM), were nominated. "The fact that these two very different ETFs are both recognized," Dahlin observed, "reinforces the idea that the award isn't just about past performance, but about how well an ETF meets the needs of investors and complements their portfolios." 

When asked about the industry trends reflected in the awards ceremony, Dahlin pointed to a key theme: the evolution of established indices. "We're seeing a shift beyond traditional long-only exposure," he explained. "New products are leveraging derivatives to offer exposure to popular indices like the S&P 500 and the Nasdaq 100, but with additional features like income generation, downside protection, or defined outcomes.  

Looking toward the future, Dahlin expressed optimism about the industry's continued focus on shareholder well-being. "Even as the ETF industry experiences tremendous growth," he remarked, "there's a commitment to prioritizing investor outcomes. New product development reflects this focus, with ETFs designed to address specific investor needs and desires." 

Dahlin's message resonated with the night's overall spirit of recognizing innovation that benefits investors. As the ETF industry marches forward, it seems clear that a focus on shareholder value will remain a core principle.