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ETF 101: Back to Basics

original air date:5/22/2019

Start Time:on demand

Duration:60 minutes


Diving into the wonderful world of exchange-traded funds can be daunting. ETFs seem to be everywhere, and have changed the market into a simpler, investor-friendly place. But what does that mean? In this introductory course, we’re bringing it back to basics. What are ETFs? Why are they so “great”? We’ll also take a deep dive into that ETF linchpin: the creation/redemption mechanism.

Dave Nadig, managing director of ETF.com, and Cinthia Murphy, managing editor of ETF.com, will provide students a 101 overview:

• What are ETFs, and how do they work?
• The current ETF landscape
• Key players, from issuers to APs
• The ins and outs of the creation/redemption mechanism

But this session isn't just a one-way street. During the presentation, you'll be able to ask questions and help redirect the conversation toward aspects of ETFs that are most relevant to you and your clients. We hope you'll join us.

CE Credits are available for this education session.

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Dave Nadig

Managing Director

Previously, Dave was director of ETFs at FactSet Research Systems, a position he took when ETF.com divested itself of the ETF data business. Dave returned to ETF.com in November 2016, picking up after first joining the firm in 2008. He has been involved in researching, reporting and analyzing the investment management industry for more than 20 years, and recently co-authored a definitive book on ETFs, “A Comprehensive Guide To Exchange Traded Funds” for the CFA Institute.

As a managing director at Barclays Global Investors, Dave helped design and market some of the first ETFs. With partner Don Luskin, he went on to found MetaMarkets.com, a revolutionary transparent mutual fund company that pushed fund disclosure to the top of the SEC agenda. As co-founder at Cerulli Associates in the early '90s, Dave conducted some of the earliest research on fee-only financial advisors and the rise of indexing. He is widely quoted in the financial press, a regular speaker at finance conferences, and publishes a widely read blog at ETF.com. Dave has an MBA in finance from Boston University.

Cinthia Murphy

Managing Editor


Managing Editor

Cinthia Murphy specializes in all things ETFs. Her experience includes time at Dow Jones and former BridgeNews, covering commodity futures markets in Chicago and Brazil equities in Sao Paulo. Murphy has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia.


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