ETF providers look to alternative beta

Weighing the alternatives

Even-handed - wind generators looking for fair deal
Indexes with alternative weightings are increasingly in vogue

The PowerShares S&P 500 Low Volatility ETF, which was listed in May 2011, attracted the highest monthly inflows of any exchange-traded fund (ETF) listed last year. "Typically for this type of product it takes several years to gather significant assets, but this has got $1.5 billion in just over 10 months," says Xiaowei Kang, London-based director of index research and design at S&P Indices.

Now other providers are following suit. Several new ETFs tracking low volatility indexes have already been

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