Heard On The Street: February 2011
The new year got off to a fast start in the ETF industry, as issuers wasted no time building out their product lines, making acquisitions, and scoring major victories in an increasingly intense competition for market share. ETFs continue to build off of an impressive 2010, raking in cash and moving further into the turf historically dominated by mutual funds.
Already, 2011 is shaping up to be an critical year in the ETF space, with several issuers embracing new strategies in their attempt to refine the exchange-traded structure and maximize the appeal to investors. This ongoing innovation is becoming increasingly apparent in the commodity space, and as discussed below is picking up in the fixed income arena as well.
From some exciting developments on the product development front to a flurry of M&A activity to some intriguing cash flows, the first month of the new year saw no shortage of activity.
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