European regulators should focus on ensuring transparency of risk and disclosure about costs and returns to create a level playing field for all financial products, rather than focusing on the potential risks of exchange-traded funds (ETFs), EDHEC-Risk Institute has warned.
SAM RILEYJanuary 18, 2012
This new research, to be published in the FAJ, shows that the rise in popularity in indexing, through passive mutual funds and ETFs, contributes to higher systematic market risk. It shows, consistent with the accelerating growth of passive investing, that equity betas have not only risen but converged in recent years.
Ghost Top1000August 31, 2011