ETF Briefing Book
October 18, 2011
While experiencing tremendous growth and providing enormous benefits for investors, exchange-traded funds have come under scrutiny—some warranted, some not—for a host of alleged sins: causing the May 2010 flash crash, fomenting market volatility, driving correlations up among asset classes, endangering the global financial system.
IndexUniverse has been following the ETF industry for over a decade, and its leadership has been involved with ETFs since the launch of the very first products in the early 1990s. With a full-time staff of 50, some 15 dedicated full time to ETF analysis, we’re firm believers in rational, facts-based analysis.
The purpose of this ETF Briefing Book is to provide independent third-party data and commentary on the current state of ETFs, and answer some of the most common questions in the ETF debate, particularly among regulators.
Our briefing book comes in a PDF version too.