An ETF Strategy that Incorporates Morningstar's Investment Analysis & Methodology

More exchange traded fund providers are partnering up with other firms to create customized indices in what we now refer to strategic or smart beta offerings as a way to help investors enhance returns.

ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon spoke with Pat Finn, Director of ETF Business Development for VanEck, at the 2017 Morningstar Investment Conference in Chicago April 26-28 to talk about their partnership with Morningstar.

“We have been a partner of theirs for some time, harnessing their wide moat methodology,” Finn said.

For example, the VanEck Vectors Morningstar Wide Moat ETF (NYSEArca: MOAT), which implements Morningstar’s economic moat rating to identify strong companies with wide economic moats, recently crossed over its five-year anniversary.