Creating Specialised Indices for ETFs

VIDEO: Not all ETFs and indices are created equal. Find out all about the process of index creation from Ossiam's Isabelle Bourcier

Alastair Kellett 4 February, 2013 | 3:00PM

Alastair Kellett: We've been talking recently about self-indexing ETFs. That is cases where an ETF, instead of tracking a third-party index like from S&P or MSCI, tracks its own internal index. It's a practice that has the potential to introduce some conflicts, but also the potential to reduce costs for investors.

In a recent article, I incorrectly labelled Ossiam as a firm that employs self-indexing. I am joined today by Isabelle Bourcier of Ossiam to talk about why that was inaccurate. Isabelle, thanks for joining us.

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Alastair Kellett

Alastair Kellett  is an ETF analyst with Morningstar Europe.

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