5 minutes with: Tom Lydon, Co-CEO, ETF Trends & ETF Database
The theme for Inside ETFs 2020 is the evolution of the ETF market. What’s the biggest change you see affecting the industry in the coming months?
2020 will be the year that brings active management credibility to ETFs.
Why are events like Inside ETFs important to the industry?
Inside ETFs brings the best and the brightest of the ETF world together once a year. Markets, products, technology and people are evolving at a faster and faster pace. This event is the level setting of our industry as we face the challenges and the opportunities of the coming year.
Is this your first time at Inside ETFs? What are you most looking forward to?
I’ve never missed an Inside ETFs event! The content is fantastic but it’s the people that set this conference apart. I always leave wanting more.
What would be your number 1 piece of advice for anyone attending for the first time?
Plan wisely for Inside ETFs. Schedule meetings in advance. Highlight sessions that you don’t want to miss. Attend the social events; it’s the people that make this industry great.
What is your biggest concern about the markets going forward?
The markets will always disappoint investors at some point, but other markets will send you love when you least expect it. Be nimble and seek new opportunities.
How is the advisory industry changing?
Today’s financial advisor is more ETF-centric than ever before. But advisors seek education, research and strategy ideas in their own, independent ways. Unlike mutual funds, ETFs are bought and not sold. Those ETF issuers who respect the way today’s growing advisors seek information will be rewarded.