Executives from the exchange traded fund (ETF) industry are gathering in Key Biscayne, Florida today to pat themselves on the back and assess the next wave of ETF growth. Representatives from Barclays, State Street Global, Vanguard, Rydex, Deutsche Bank and  Standard & Poors spoke on topics ranging from diversification to currencies to metals and oil.

Don Phillips, Managing Director at Morningstar shared lessons learned during the mutual fund boom. The consensus is that ETFs are going to continue to grow at a rapid rate for the near-term as conventional mutual funds continue to consolidate.

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Today’s agenda at the World Series of ETFs

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