Heard On The Street: March 2011
There was no shortage of activity in the ETF industry during the shortest month of the year, as a well-attended Florida conference brought together all the space’s major players. We learned quite a bit from the event, including some interesting speculation on the future of a struggling active ETF issuer, Scottrade’s attempts to play catch-up, and the latest on the SEC’s rapidly growing ETF-related to-do list.
February also brought some unexpected developments on the product front, with a number of new issues attracting significant interest from investors. The pipeline has continued to fill, and the recent debuts of some rather exotic and targeted products may prompt issuers to accelerate their product development timelines. The ETF iron remains red hot, and coming months could see a flurry of activity.
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