The new edition of Investor Economics’ ETF and Index Funds Report provides extensive coverage of the fast-growing exchange-traded funds (ETF) segment, and tracks the progress of index mutual and segregated funds. The report, with data updated to the end of the third quarter of 2011, also examines the insurance company pooled funds that populate insurers’ defined contribution pension plan platforms.
The ETF and Index Funds Report tracks ETFs from a number of vantage points, including asset classes, sponsors and distribution channels. The analysis of the index fund segment also covers mutual funds that “wrap” ETFs, a growing sub-category of index funds that makes ETFs available to a wider audience of advisors.
This report is a must-read for executives and analysts in the investment funds industry, as well as those responsible for strategic and tactical initiatives in the dealer community. Ignoring the ETF phenomenon and the ongoing debate surrounding indexing is a market risk in itself.