Introducing our New ETF Centre

Our new ETF Centre offers valuable research, commentary and insight into the world of ETF investing

Holly Cook 4 March, 2010 | 9:00AM

Interest in exchange-traded funds has exploded over the past few years and so, to help you make the right investment decisions, Morningstar has today launched its ETF Centre. Our dedicated team of experienced ETF analysts will strive to educate investors—both amateur and professional—about the ins and outs of ETF investing.

Your ETF Centre hosts
So, let’s first introduce you to your hosts in the wonderful world of ETFs. Heading up the new European team is Bradley Kay, Associate Director or European ETF Research—you can see him in the flesh in this video. Having previously been a Morningstar ETF analyst covering broad market and alternative investment ETFs, Bradley is currently pursuing an MBA at the University of Chicago to complement his MA in Mathematics from Cambridge University.

Accompanying him is Ben Johnson and Alan Rambaldini, European ETF Strategist and European ETF Analyst, respectively. Besides being experienced analysts, both Ben and Alan bring important skills to the team that match perfectly with researching European ETFs. Specifically, Ben has a great deal of experience with commodities, while Alan is adept at dealing with structured products and asset managers covering the insurance and asset management industries.

What's on offer
So, you’ve met the team, but what will they be doing for you? Well, the new European ETF team is here to answer your questions and address any concerns you might have about the new asset class that is ETFs. They want to help you take full advantage of the opportunities that ETFs offer, while also avoiding the pitfalls that are inevitable with any new type of fund coming onto the market.

In addition to researching and commenting on the latest ETF industry news, they’ll be striving to help you find new market opportunities, while also writing educational pieces to help you build a portfolio and invest responsibly in these new funds.

Additional goodies
To complement all this new content on Morningstar.co.uk, we have also created:

1) Our Solutions Centre—an archive of educational slideshows addressing a range of topics such as commodity ETFs and other new asset classes;

2) A series of interactive conference calls that delve deeper into the more advanced issues of portfolio management and risk management;

3) An ETF survey that will gauge the level of ETF understanding and the extent to which investors use these exchange-traded products; and

4) An ETF Newsletter that will deliver the best of the month’s ETF articles direct to your inbox.

Furthermore, if you have a question for our ETF analysts you can e-mail them directly at ETFqueries@morningstar.com.

We hope you will continue to visit out ETF Centre and provide us with valuable feedback. Happy ETF investing!

The information contained within is for educational and informational purposes ONLY. It is not intended nor should it be considered an invitation or inducement to buy or sell a security or securities noted within nor should it be viewed as a communication intended to persuade or incite you to buy or sell security or securities noted within. Any commentary provided is the opinion of the author and should not be considered a personalised recommendation. The information contained within should not be a person's sole basis for making an investment decision. Please contact your financial professional before making an investment decision.

About Author

Holly Cook

Holly Cook  is Managing Editor of Morningstar.co.uk

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