May 13, 2013
Twenty years ago, there was one exchange-traded fund. Last year, 178 new ETFs were created. This year, 28 have been rolled out. The total number of ETFs listed in the United States now: 1,441, according to Lipper.
Institutional strategies are a wellspring of inspiration for retail product developers. One such idea that is making its way into the retail market is the supply of alternative investments.
The Securities and Exchange Commission under chairman Mary Jo White will take a global perspective in the reforms and rules it lays down.
Four emerging nations could be the next BRICs: Turkey, Indonesia, Mexico and the Philippines, which we dub the TIMPs.
The Chinese growth miracle could be spawning its own speed bumps, according to Lloyd Blankfein, Goldman Sachs' chief executive since 2006.
ETFs can now be placed in retirement plans.