VanEck ETFs: Built for Exposure and Built to Perform
ED LOPEZ: Well you know the ETF business continues to grow and now we're over $3.4 trillion in assets. Over 2,400 ETFs or so. The state of development is still very innovative and trying to be. But it's a healthy market. So there's closures, new launches. As a sponsor and an issuer, it's tougher to launch a successful ETF, which makes product development that much more important and what we've done at VanEck is try to be very selective about how we go to market and what we go to market with.
With ETFs, it's great to be opportunistic and in many cases we were first to market in some markets. So it's identifying areas that haven't been tapped before and providing access. Or it's improving upon the way ETFs approach core asset classes.
If you think about a lot of the bigger, older ETFs out there, they're based on academic benchmarks that existed before ETFs and with VanEck product development, it's all about accessing the opportunities.
Well one really exciting ETF that we launched late last year was our eSports and video gaming ETF. It's a great thematic play, a lot of buzz in the market, and it really exemplifies the way we approach product development, particularly when it comes to the thematic ideas and it's pure play, it's transparent, based on constituents that are liquid enough to create a tradable ETF. And for us that's really important. Particularly, that pure play aspect.
Another exciting ETF that we launched falls in … It's a product extension of our very popular wide moat strategy, based on an index from Morningstar, and what we launched was a global wide moat strategy. So, you have U.S. large caps in the wide moat flavor and now you have global stocks as well.
Understand what you own and the types of exposure you're trying to get and that the ETF is doing that in the way that you expect. And we believe at VanEck, the ETFs we create are very thoughtful and built to provide that exposure that you intend or hope to achieve and ETFs that are built to perform and in many cases, do better than just your core basic asset classes.
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