ETFs: what IROs need to know

May 30, 2012
<p>Bank of America Merrill Lynch says understanding the basics of ETFS is a must</p>

Gone are the days when exchangetraded funds (EFTs) were linked solely to the S&P and other major indexes. Investors are now buying shares in ETFs representing every corner of the market: value stocks, municipal bonds, partial mortgages, leveraged loans, S&P stocks with the lowest volatility or with buyback programs, emerging market debt and international equities.

‘Over time, institutional and retail investors started redesigning their portfolio around ETFs,’ says Rich Ledee, a director and head of ETF sales at Bank of America Merrill Lynch...

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