A New, Low-Cost REIT ETF

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About This Episode

Many investors view real estate as an attractive long-term investment opportunity that plays an important role in portfolio diversification. With that in mind, Columbia Threadneedle Investments recently announced the expansion of its exchange-traded fund offerings with the launch of the Columbia Research Enhanced Real Estate ETF (Ticker: CRED). The fund offers investors and allocators an accessible, research-driven way to gain exposure to the real estate asset class. REITS have a history of low correlations and attractive long-term returns and have a strong historical performance record in high inflation. According to a recent Columbia Threadneedle survey, 93% of financial advisors plan to maintain or increase their real estate allocations over the next 12 to 24 months.

About Our Guest

As chief operating officer, North America, at Columbia Threadneedle Investments, Marc Zeitoun is responsible for helping to develop and implement North America operating principles, alignment and business execution across the U.S. intermediary and North America institutional businesses. As head of strategic beta, Mark oversees the firm’s strategic beta platform, which currently includes its suite of exchange-traded funds.

Marc joined one of the Columbia Threadneedle legacy firms in 2013, where he served as chief product and marketing officer, ultimately responsible for its product, sales and marketing activities. He previously led U.S. intermediary distribution for Guggenheim Investments and was executive director for investment solutions and fee-based advisory platforms at UBS. Marc holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. He graduated with a B.A. from Vassar College and M.I.A from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs.

Show Notes

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