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    Trends with Benefits #41: Advisor Trends with Tom Lydon and David Nadig

    Ed Lopez, Head of ETF Product
    January 22, 2021

    In this episode I hang out with Tom Lydon and David Nadig of ETF Trends to chat about the advisory business, the shift to digital, ETFs and what's ahead for 2021.

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    What Advisors Want

    Tom and Dave are two stalwarts of the ETF industry providing education and analysis of ETFs. This dynamic duo have recently joined forces to be guiding lights for investors and advisors navigating the sea of the ETF ecosystem. So, I wanted to talk about backgrounds, their love of ETFs and how they came to work together. Given the nature of their work and interaction with advisors they also had a lot of insight about the way advisors are adapting to a new digital age that's been hastened by COVID and the investment trends advisors are seeking.

    Of course, I also had to ask Tom and Dave about ETFs as well. We ventured into the rise of active ETFs, areas they think people should be paying more attention to and I ask them for advice about the ticker symbol of one of VanEck's ETFs.

    Trend or Fad

    Listen for Tom and Dave’s take on Finance Tik Tok, the term "Disruption", retail investors and sports betting.

    Follow Ed Lopez @ThatEdLopez, Tom Lydon @TomLydon and David Nadig @DaveNadig on Twitter.

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    Ed Lopez
    Head of ETF Product

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