Matt Hougan

Matt Hougan is CEO of Inside ETFs, a division of Informa PLC. He spearheads the world's largest ETF conferences and webinars. Hougan is a three-time member of the Barron's ETF Roundtable and co-author of the CFA Institute’s monograph, "A Comprehensive Guide to Exchange-Trade Funds."

Journal Of Indexes

What If Active Works?

Vanguard's active funds—yes, that Vanguard—is beating the pants off the market. Hougan investigates.

Features and News

Are Emerging Markets Still Cheap?

As EEM’s asset count tops $12 billion, we ask: Are emerging markets still a good deal for investors?

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Credit Where Credit’s Due

The strong returns for PowerShares’ flagship fund has indexing traditionalists scurrying to explain away the performance. But their accusations don’t hold up.

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This Changes Everything

The Deutsche Bank Commodity Index ETF begins trading on the American Stock Exchange; it’s Katie-Bar-The-Door for the ETF industry.

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What's A Sub-Industry?

Indexers drill down to the “sub-industry” level, as S&P launches Select Industry Indexes; Plus, new SPDRs.

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Short Japan! Short Emerging Markets! Double-Short EAFE!

ProFunds wants to give you the chance to short everything that’s working on the market.

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The Long and the Short of Hedge Fund Returns

How did hedge funds perform in 2005? It depends a bit on whom you ask. But one thing is clear: The days of huge returns are behind us.

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ETFs, Indexers Dodge The Tax Bite in 2005

Few funds post capital gains distributions in 2005, despite rising markets; still, indexing triumphs over active.

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2005: A Look Back

A look back at an incredible year in the indexing industry.