ETFs: simple, or simply confusing?

Exchange-traded funds first appeared 20 years ago as transparent, easy to understand alternatives to actively managed funds. But as they have developed some of this transparency and simplicity has been lost. The first Structured Products ETF survey asks whether investors truly understand the products and where any confusion lies. Clare Dickinson reports

exchange-ticker

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) have been marketed on their simplicity and transparency, which is what their popularity is largely attributed to. But not everybody understands them, including some who work in the industry. So where has it all gone wrong? Our global ETF survey looks at the reasons why investors find ETFs difficult to understand and we ask what can be done to address this.

Detailed survey results are available here

The first Structured Products survey of the ETF market garnered 122

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact info@risk.net or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.risk.net/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact info@risk.net to find out more.

Sorry, our subscription options are not loading right now

Please try again later. Get in touch with our customer services team if this issue persists.

New to Risk.net? View our subscription options

Register

Want to know what’s included in our free membership? Click here

This address will be used to create your account

Most read articles loading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Risk.net account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here