Hot Reads: 2023, the Year of Active ETFs

Plus, Vanguard sees European inflows increase due to lower exposure to ESG strategies.

Reviewed by: Zoya Mirza
Edited by: Zoya Mirza

ETF Inflows to Continue, But Closures Expected to Rise (Pensions & Investments)
"Niche" ETFs could take a big hit, while active gains traction.


Why Actively Managed ETFs Are Picking Up Steam (Barron’s)
The past year was tough for investors in actively managed funds and those tracking indexes, but there is good news for those who want the advantages of active stock selection with the benefits of ETFs.


Vanguard Gets Extra ETF Billions After Largely Shunning ESG (Bloomberg)
Vanguard Group was the only major ETF provider to post an increase in European assets last year thanks to its lower exposure to ESG strategies, according to Morningstar. 


BNP Paribas Prepares First Irish ETF Launches (Financial Times)
French fund house follows rivals in seeking to tap into Dublin’s preferential tax status.


At Davos, Mood Is Somber as Many CEOs Question Economy’s Future (Wall Street Journal)
Business leaders at the World Economic Forum worry about a possible recession, even as some see reason for optimism.


Cryptocurrency ETFs Won in Nasdaq's Best Week Since November (Yahoo Finance)
Bitcoin prices jumped last week and gained on Saturday around $21,000 for first time in over two months.


Opinion: The Crypto Collapse and the End of the Magical Thinking That Infected Capitalism (The New York Times)
The appetite for crypto has been most pronounced among Gen Z and millennials. Those groups became investors in the past 15 years at previously unseen rates and with exceedingly optimistic expectations.

Zoya Mirza is a markets reporter at Her work has appeared in USA Today, Voice of America, and United Press International, among others. Mirza is a graduate of Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Her past experiences include editorial work in book publishing and conducting political analysis for NGOs and think tanks. Mirza is a passionate bibliophile and collects vintage postcards from every bookstore she visits in a new city.