ETF Perspectives—Winter 2019

February 19, 2019


Our first issue of ETF Perspectives, Vanguard insights for financial advisors™, in 2019 comes on the heels of a year with more than $315 billion in U.S. ETF inflows, the second-biggest total in the 26-year history of ETFs. In this issue, we explore a number of crucial issues as the ETF industry continues to grow, including the importance of due diligence in selecting ETFs and the reliability and nuances of bond ETFs, as well as the finer points of building portfolios that include factor-based ETFs.

Check out the articles in the winter 2019 issue of ETF Perspectives below:

Nate Geraci

The best portfolio is the one your clients stick to

Nate Geraci, president, The ETF Store
Advisor and ETF evangelist Nate Geraci outlines the importance of due diligence in the selection of ETFs.
Learn ETF-picking tips

Rich Powers

Understanding the growth and acceptance of bond ETFs

Rich Powers, head of Vanguard ETF Product Management
An enlightening conversation on how bond ETFs have come of age.
Get up to speed on bond ETFs

Adam DeSanctis

Busting two myths about bond ETF liquidity

Adam DeSanctis, analyst, Vanguard U.S. ETF Capital Markets Team
With bond ETFs growing in popularity, a bit of myth-busting is in order.
Deepen your understanding

Fran Kinniry

Designing factor portfolios for your clients

Fran Kinniry, principal and global head of Portfolio Construction, Vanguard Investment Strategy Group
Factor-based portfolio construction has many elements, none more important than understanding client goals and appetite for risk.
Take a deep factors dive

Download the complete Winter 2019 issue of ETF Perspectives


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