The world’s largest gathering of advisors, investors and service providers focused on exchange-traded products opens Sunday in sunny Florida where the temperatures should be about 80 degrees but where discussions of “hot” relate strictly to investments.
That is because all the usual subjects on the minds of investment conferees—generating income in a low-rate environment, managing volatility, promising international markets—are the subjects discussed at the three-day Inside ETFs conference.
Yet all is seen through the prism of many investment connoisseurs’ favorite investment vehicle—the tradable, transparent, thrifty and tax-friendly products that come in every imaginable flavor these days.
ETF addicts, who often pride themselves on their miserly approach to investment costs, will likely be anticipating the address given by the Vanguard Group’s Jack Brennan on Monday.
The chairman emeritus of Vanguard, a key sponsor of the event, plans to address a perennial question in his presentation—how low can costs go?—in addition to examining trends such as product proliferation and the emergence of actively managed ETFs.