Behind The Curtain

May 2017

This issue of ETF Report takes a look at the behind-the-scenes firms that make the ETF industry run like clockwork, including profiles of different firms. 

In each issue, ETF Report shows advisors how they can improve client outcomes and increase their business with ETFs by interviewing the leading ETF strategists and asset managers in the industry. Subscribe now!

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ETF Features

The Guiding-Hand Firm For ETF Issuers

Brown Brothers Harriman has a strong presence in the ETF space, but it’s mostly behind the scenes.

ETF Features

Dechert Paves Way For Improved ETF Regulations

One of the leading law firms for ETFs knows the ins and outs of the industry and its structure.

ETF Features

Doing The Day-To-Day Heavy ETF Lifting

Asset managers outsource to subadvisor Penserra to bring their ETFs to life.

ETF Features

The Biggest ETF Firm You May Not Have Heard Of

ALPS isn’t just an ETF issuer—it’s got footprints throughout the industry.

ETF Features

The ETF Service Providers Directory

A wide array of firms help keep the ETF industry running smoothly.

ETF Features

 The Virtues Of Revenue Weighting

OppenheimerFunds’ Sharon French explains the benefits of revenue-weighted strategies.

ETF Features

 Smart-Beta Launches

A rundown of the smart-beta launches in February and March.

ETF Sponsored Content

VYMI Shines In Its Segment

What makes one of Vanguard's newer offerings tick.

ETF Sponsored Content

U.S. Bancorp Fund Services, LLC

Offering a full suite of services to help support your exchange-traded product.

ETF Departments

 ETF Launches

VanEck launches first U.S.-listed green bond ETF. Plus our list of launches, filings and closures for March.

ETF Departments

 ETF Explainer: XLB

Our ETF Explainer considers the key turning points in the Materials Select Sector SPDR’s performance.

ETF Departments

 Sectors In Review

March was a disappointing month for sector ETFs, with technology serving as the lone bright spot.

ETF Departments

 Countries In Review

Country ETFs had a good month in March, with Spain, Mexico and Italy leading the way.

ETF Departments

 Commodities In Review

Commodity ETFs were mostly in negative territory in March, with broad-based funds hit the hardest.

ETF Departments

 The Final Word: Under The Hood

Newcomers should understand that the ETF industry is a complex arena.

ETF Data

 ETF Data

Our monthly databank breaks down ETF returns for every market segment.