Ignites: The Long-Term Case for Currency Hedging

Interesting Ignites interview with Wisdom Tree Chief Investment Strategist, Luciano Siracusano, who discusses the recent increase in currency hedged ETFs. BBH is seeing a similar trend. Following the success of a number of ETF funds in the US, we have seen European ETF providers launching hedged products under UCITS wrappers and China hedged products into the US and Europe. We attribute the growing interest in hedged products to the uptick in market volatility and increased general awareness of FX risk.

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