Executives at Nuveen are regretting not entering the exchange traded fund market. Six years ago they were considering entering the ETF market but backed out due to doubts on profit margins, according to an article by Ian Salisbury at Dow Jones Newswires.  Since then, the ETF market has profited, going from $34 billion in 2000 to almost $350 billion today. Ex-Nuveen executives have gone on to profit in the ETF world, at firms such as Powershares, Wisdom Tree and Claymore Securities.

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