Index Providers Discuss "The Market" at ETF Conference

Investment Management Network held The 21st Annual Global Indexing & ETFs conference from June 26-28 at Monarch Beach Resort in Dana Point, California.

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon was part of a four-member panel that discussed:

  • Do indexes increasingly lead markets, or do they follow? What are the next stages of evolution and innovation?
  • Has indexing caused bubbles? Are mangers too tied to their benchmarks?
  • Not all indexes are made the same. How are they differentiated? Which ones carry the most risk?
  • Can any single index truly be considered “The Market” or is the segmentation in the market too great?

Lydon was joined on the panel alongside:

  • Rolf Agather, Managing Director North America Research (FTSE RUSSELL)
  • Raman Aylur Subramanian, Managing Director, Head of Equity Applied Research, Americas (MSCI)
  • David Blitzer, Chairman of the Index Committee (S&P DOW JONES INDICES)

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