Fidelity Sees Huge Growth Potential in ETFs

Fidelity sees opportunity in exchange traded fund space as a means to bring actively managed styles from decades of experience out of their active management team into a cheap and efficient investment wrapper.

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Tony Rochte, President of Fidelity SelectCo, at the Inside ETFs conference that ran Jan. 22-25, 2017 to talk Fidelity’s commitment in the ETF game.

Along with the billions that Fidelity clients have poured into ETF options to gain market exposure, Fidelity also offers a number of cheap sector-specific plays, smart beta or factor based strategies, and a handful of fixed-income options.

While Fidelity is known for its sector bets, the money manager’s relatively new suite of smart beta offerings help bring the active fund manager’s investment styles into a cheap, index-based ETF wrapper.