Inside ETFs Recognizes Eight “Hidden Gem ETFs”

SAN FRANCISCO--()--Inside ETFs, a financial services events business and the leading organizer of ETF conferences globally, officially announced the eight “hidden gem” ETFs that were unveiled at the Inside Smart Beta Conference on June 6th and June 7th. Inside ETFs, owned by Informa, PLC, organizes several major ETF events a year, including the annual Inside ETFs Conference, the world's largest ETF event.

The eight smart beta and active ETF “hidden gems” are comprised of ETFs with less than $300 million in assets, and each utilizes unique exposures in an attempt to beat the market.

“We wanted to shine a light on the best innovation taking place within the world of ETFs,” said John Swolfs, CEO of Inside ETFs. “We put out a call to ETF issuers to submit their best and most interesting products. We selected the eight diverse ETFs we thought were most representative of innovative investment ideas in the ETF space.”

The eight ETFs designated as “hidden gems” at Inside Smart Beta in New York are as follows:

  • ERShares Entrepreneur 30 ETF (ENTR)
  • Amplify YieldShares CWP Dividend & Option Income ETF (DIVO)
  • Virtus Enhanced Short U.S. Equity ETF (VESH)
  • Natixis Seeyond International Minimum Volatility ETF (MVIN)
  • ALPS Disruptive Technologies ETF (DTEC)
  • Nationwide Maximum Diversification U.S. Core Equity ETF (MXDU)
  • Davis Select International ETF (DINT)
  • FLAG-Forensic Accounting Long-Short ETF (FLAG)

“As the largest ETFs garner the bulk of asset flows, it is harder than ever for smaller funds to break through with market share and recognition,” continued Mr. Swolfs. “We believe the heart of the ETF industry remains innovation, and developing great new ideas and better ETFs is a pursuit worth rewarding. Giving a platform to those with new and exciting ideas will ultimately benefit not only end-investors, but the ETF industry as a whole.”

The Inside ETFs Canada Conference took place in Montreal on June 21st and 22nd.

About Inside ETFs

Inside ETFs operates financial services events including the Inside Smart Beta & Active ETFs Summit (June 6-7, New York), Inside ETFs Canada (June 21-22, Montreal), Inside ETFs Europe (Oct. 1-2, London), Inside ETFs Asia (Nov. 6-7, Hong Kong), the Inside Fixed Income and Dividend Investing Summit (Nov. 13-14, Newport Beach, CA) and the world's leading ETF event, the Inside ETFs Conference (Feb. 10-13, 2019, Hollywood, FL). Inside ETFs is part of Informa PLC.

About Informa

Informa operates at the heart of the Knowledge and Information Economy. It is a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business. With more than 7,500 employees globally, it has a presence in all major geographies, including North America, South America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.


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