Heard On The Street: April 2011
March saw a flurry of activity in the ETF industry, with two new issuers debuting and more than two dozen new products hitting the market. The month saw continued pressure on fees in the industry, with a new leader atop the “cheapest ETF” leaderboard and new options for commission-free trading on a major brokerage platform.
Major developments in the industry weren’t limited to new products; market leader iShares received SEC approval to launch active ETFs, a step that could accelerate the growth of a corner of the market that is believed to hold tremendous potential but so far has been slow to gain traction with investors. Both existing ETF issuers and potential players awaiting regulatory approval are no doubt watching carefully, and the coming months could have a major impact on the future of the active ETF industry.
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