Zero Fee ETFs are just one of the newest ways that issuers are raising the bar in the so-called “Fee Wars”, referring to the intense competition to drive down fund expense ratios. In this case, ETF issuers have done just that: offer an ETF that does not charge a management fee. Don’t be fooled into thinking that these funds are gimmicks, or “too good to be true”; behind the scenes, many issuers are raking in profits from securities lending operations. This refers to the practice were issuers essentially lend out securities they otherwise hold in their funds to short-sellers, hedge funds, institutional investors, etc. to earn additional fees. In turn, a few of the issuers that can do this at scale efficiently can afford to offer an ETF with a “zero fee” to investors and still make money for the business.
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As of 09/27/20