Location: BPP Online Classroom Live
Exchange-traded funds are now firmly established in the investment world. But how do they actually work? Originally designed as simple, user-friendly, passive, equity index tracking vehicles, their evolution has created several different types of product, across the asset classes, with each one requiring different approaches in due diligence. While the external 'packaging' might look similar, the risks underneath vary considerably.
Having attended this course, delegates will acquire a thorough understanding of the most popular investable fund vehicle of the last decade, which has managed to replicate its success in the equity markets with adoption by investors looking for exposure across virtually every other mainstream asset class.
ETFs and traditional index funds compared
Understanding ETFs, the replication mechanism
Primary (redemption, creation process) and secondary markets – authorised participants
Real-time pricing & arbitrage opportunities, dividends
Tracking error measurement
Deciding on which ETFs to employ – structure, transparency, cost, liquidity
Core v satellite investing
ETF variations on a theme – inverse, leveraged
ETFs on commodities, currencies, bonds
Commodity ETFs – issues to consider – futures or physicals?
This course is delivered online using the BPP online classroom, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.