Low-Volatility Funds: The Good, The Bad and The Unpredictable

“Low-volatility funds” are a financial oxymoron on several levels. First, they claim to be less volatile than other mutual funds, but all bets are off to reduce exposure to huge swings in today’s rollercoaster market. Second, they have grown to be an asset class amassing more than $50 …

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A New Issuers Perspective of the ETF Ecosystem

Two hundred seventy-six. That’s the number of ETFs available to investors in 2003. Fast forward to the end of 2021 and there were more than 8,500, with another 200+ products launched in the first half of 2022. It’s a crowded market from a new issuer’s perspective where the rationale t …

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