Rationale & History of ETFs

Rationale & History of ETFs

ETFs track an index, and there is a huge range of indices. They have much lower 'expense ratios' (that's how the management fees are named for ETFs). Join Gontran as he explains the reasons for using ETFs along with their historical developments.
Overview

ETFs track an index, and there is a huge range of indices. They have much lower 'expense ratios' (that's how the management fees are named for ETFs). An ETF based on the S&P 500 allows you to gain exposure to a wide and diversified portfolio of stocks. The first bond funds were issued by iShares in 2002. They recently passed $1 tn in assets.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the uses of ETFs

  • Understand the historical developments of ETFs and asset classes

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Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq has 25 years of experience in derivatives trading, portfolio management, proprietary trading, structured products and investment research. He has worked with top-tier banks and hedge funds in both London and New York.

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