Research Reports»Clearstream Oct 2017

Flexible, transparent and with low fees, exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have a broad appeal.

It is widely accepted that the first exchange-traded fund (ETF) was the State Street Global Advisors S&P 500 Depository Receipt, which began trading on January 1, 1993.

One of the main selling points of ETFs is their accessibility. From a multi-billion-euro pension fund to a working mother with a small inheritance, anyone with the money can buy ETF units.

One explanation for the strong growth of ETF assets in the US is that the American market is large and unified.

We have established that ETFs are growing in favour. But how popular will they get? Could they, perhaps, take over from traditional mutual funds as the most popular investment product in Europe?

We consulted a panel of experts on the ETF industry to put the survey findings in context and add their opinions.

Regulation

Global Fund Management Regulatory Outlook 2023
The financial services industry is no stranger to frequent regulatory upheaval and scrutiny, however the past year has been particularly demanding on market participants.

This whitepaper details key regulatory changes scheduled and pending in 2023, and how they will impact fund managers and fund distributors.
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