5 Top Thematic ETFs - and the 5 Worst

An impressive 70% of thematic ETFs have outperformed global equities over the past year, but not all funds have been so strong. We look at the best and worst thematic ETFs

Kenneth Lamont 18 May, 2021 | 9:40AM
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Some of the biggest winners in the wake Covid-19 market turmoil have been thematic funds. As individuals and businesses across the world have quickly adapted to a new way of life, new trends have emerged while others have accelerated.

An impressive 70% of thematic exchange traded funds (ETFs) in Europe outperformed global equities (as proxied by the Morningstar Global Markets Index) in the year to mid-May 2021. The best performers posted triple digit returns over this period. So where are the winners and losers?

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Kenneth Lamont  is a passive funds research analyst for Morningstar Europe.

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