Alternative Assets - Part 9
There are many different types of exchange-traded fund (ETF). The products originated as equity funds that tracked the performance of broad market indices, but there are now ETFs that offer exposure to specific sectors and regions as well as other asset classes such as commodities, currencies, and other alternative assets. This tutorial explores the different types of ETF and the sub-types within each category. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list, with new and innovative structures emerging all the time from ETF sponsors.
On completion of this tutorial, you will be able to:
- Identify the different types of equity (stock) ETFs, from traditional broad market index funds to more contemporary smart beta ETFs
- Recognize the other ETF asset classes, in addition to some of the more innovative and recent ETF structures
Topic 1: Equity ETFs
Topic 2: Other ETFs