ETFs: What Comes Next?

What does the next leg of ETF adoption look like?

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Reviewed by: Matt Hougan
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Since the first U.S. launch in 1993, ETFs have grown to a $3 trillion global industry thanks to their low costs, transparency, tax efficiency, and trading flexibility. With such exceptional growth, much of it fueled by advisor adoption, the obvious question is: What does the next leg of ETF adoption look like from growth, product and investor perspectives?

Join ETF.com on April 21 as Rich Powers, head of ETF product management in Vanguard's Portfolio Review Department, explores ETFs' rise to popularity, current trends influencing the ETF landscape, and the potential future of the ETF industry.

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."