Risk-reduction ETFs poised to gain ground

Taking control

Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) based on risk control indexes will be a major theme during 2012, according to industry participants. "People are looking for solutions centred around the volatility in the markets," says Richard Keary, founder of Global ETF Advisors. "Alternative enhanced index underlyings that will help reduce volatility are the products we will see come to market this year."

On January 5, S&P Indices announced the launch of the S&P Dynamic Rebalancing Risk Control Index Series, whi

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