ETF Providers and the Pros and Cons of Equal-weighted ETFs

Aug 17, 2018, 05:18 PM

Welcome to the podcast from Morningstar Canada, the leading provider of investment news, views and analysis.

This week we talk about the many ways in which index providers and the ETFs that track them have tried to improve on the performance of traditional indexing. These strategies are often called smart beta, while here at Morningstar we prefer the term Strategic beta. Our first guest, Christopher Doll, Vice President of ETF Sales and Strategy at Invesco Canada, talks with us about the pros and cons of that approach.

How crowded the field is, is a topic that often comes up when experts talk about the Canadian ETF market. Yet the number of ETF providers keeps growing, and we see new products launched almost on a daily basis. So how do fund companies decide what new products to launch? Up next, we talk with Ahmed Farooq, Vice President of ETF Business Development at Franklin Templeton Investments to shed some light on this topic.

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