LGIM's ETFs head Li: 2019 is going to be a big year for us

Plans to double ETF range

Tom Eckett
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Howie Li of LGIM

Howie Li, head of ETFs at Legal & General Investment Management, is aiming to double the number of ETF products it offers to between 40 and 50 by the end of next year.

Speaking to Investment Week, Li laid out his plans to transition Canvas, which has rebranded to L&G ETFs, from a specialist provider to a full service one following the firm's acquisition of the ETF Securities platform last year. Along with continued plans to build-out its thematic equities and diversified commodities ranges, Li said products would be launched across the core equities, fixed income, smart-beta, ESG and alternatives spaces while also expanding the distribution team on the European retail side. "2019 is going to be a big year for us," Li said. "The market will see a ste...

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