Written on 15 March 2012.
Last year’s survey results suggested that the ETF market had entered a phase of increased maturity and investors were now embracing more advanced ways of trading ETFs and more innovative ETF products.
Following an introduction from Valérie Baudson, Managing Director of Amundi ETF, this year’s survey results will be presented by Felix Goltz, Head of Applied Research at EDHEC-Risk Institute, at 9.30am on the morning of March 27.
In addition to European ETF usage, the presentation will also discuss the perceived benefits and drawbacks of ETFs by asset class, and asset owners’ views on the investment risk involved when using ETFs. The survey, which received responses from 174 European ETF investors, was conducted as part of the Amundi ETF research chair at EDHEC-Risk Institute on “Core-Satellite and ETF Investment.”
This session will form part of the Indexation and Passive Investment Conference on the first day of the EDHEC-Risk Europe Days. The conference will focus on exploring enhanced index and optimal benchmark construction and look at new forms of indices and benchmarks. It will also be the occasion to evaluate the use of passive investment vehicles and their impact on the market.
EDHEC-Risk will present a study looking at how heavy ETF trading affects the pricing and liquidity of the underlying assets while the main roundtable will discuss regulators’ considerations in the light of increasing concerns about the complexity and opacity of ETFs.