ETF History

ETFs were first introduced in the early 1990s in the United States and Canada and over the ensuing years the number of ETFs traded worldwide and the value of their assets under management have increased substantially.

ETFs are now a global product tracking the performance of broad-based equity indices, sector specific indexes and other asset classes such as fixed income, metals and commodities.

Actively managed ETFs are new investment vehicles that will allow investors to participate in an actively managed portfolio strategy that could range from tactical to traditional asset allocation and from sophisticated currency strategies to emerging markets.