The marketplace continues to witness an increase in the number of investors who rely on exchange traded funds (ETFs) to capture equity returns. Individual investors, financial advisors and institutional investors alike have all discovered the virtues of ETFs. As a result, the demand is high for information and education on how to efficiently use ETFs to their full potential. Whether you are new to the ETF world, or you are a professional investor with a high level of understanding and sophistication, you can benefit greatly from learning more about the basics and ongoing evolution of ETFs.

Like no other year before, 2007 promises to be the biggest year for ETF-specific events. Here is a comprehensive listing of new and exciting conferences and workshops that focus exclusively on helping you invest for ETF profits.


Some Inspiring Events that Kicked Off the Year:

Investors found eternal wisdom in the Eternal City. On February 5 and 6, 2007 in Rome, Italy, the European Exchange Traded Fund Summit brought together financial experts from around the world. This significant event brought forth critical information about the rising increase in opportunities for European investing through ETFs. To learn about the discussions, check out European Exchange Traded Fund Summit.

Once again, investors turned up in for the Word Money Show that was held February 7-10, 2007 in Orlando, FL. A record number of ETF speakers helped shed light on how investors can employ ETFs for profit and risk diversification. Attendees could make use of a half-day ETF only session as well as a number of ETF-specific panels and workshops. The increase in ETF specific events at the Money Show serves as a testament to their value in the marketplace.

What’s on the ETF Horizon?

Strategic Research Institute is sponsoring the “Maximizing Returns with ETFs” Summit in Miami on February 26 and 27, 2007. An exciting panel of speakers promises to deliver insightful information on moving up to the next level of profitable investing with ETFs.

Make a pre-spring visit to New York City to hear the best and the brightest of the investment industry give you their insights on the ETF universe. On March 5-7, 2007, “ETF Evolution 2007” will play host to industry experts including hedge fund managers, RIA’s, insurance companies and other influential members of the investment industry.

Miami will welcome the “7th Annual World Series of ETFs” on March 26-27, 2007. This valuable conference addresses the nuts and bolts of ETF related issues as they pertain to the work of financial planners, advisors and other wealth management professionals. If you are an industry professional, this is the place you want to be for leading advice on managing assets with ETFs.

Dust off your passport and make a journey to Johannesburg, South Africa for the “ETF Mechanics & Applications Africa 2007 Workshop”, April or May 2007. The agenda, speakers and dates for this conference will be released shortly on ETF Trends. The plan is to focus on mining and metals ETFs.

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