March 11, 2011 at 09:20 AM EST
Recapping Impressive Innovation In Bond ETF Space
Creativity on the product development front has become a defining characteristic of the ETF industry, as the surge in the number of ETF offerings in recent years has been driven not by duplication but by innovation. Many of the new fund launches are first-to-market concepts, offering exposure to asset classes or strategies not previously available within the ETF wrapper. The bond ETF space in particular has seen a number of major developments in recent years, and many of the ETF newcomers have become popular among investors and furthered huge asset growth rates. PowerShares isn’t generally thought of as a major player in the fixed income ETF arena, but the Wheaton, Illinois-based firm behind the ultra-popular QQQQ has rolled out a couple first-to-market products over the last year. The first was more of an adjustment; the company switched the index underlying its junk bond ETF from a Wells Fargo benchmark [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: PIMCO Preps To Boost Bond ETF Lineup State Street Planning Emerging Markets Local Bond ETF (EBND) Active ETF Pipeline: Previewing Some Exciting Funds On The Horizon State Street Debuts Two New Emerging Markets ETFs Going Beyond EEM: Rounding Out Emerging Markets Exposure With ETFs
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