ETF Trends publisher Tom Lydon is featured on the latest podcast episode of Capital Allocators With Ted Seides.

During the hour-long podcast, Lydon discusses his early career and what drove people to buy or sell a mutual fund in those early days.

He then talked about the evolution of ETFs and today’s landscape, before diving into a diverse range of topics such as fees, distribution, and tax efficiencies to potential landmines and risks in the ETF space.

Here’s a look at the topics discussed throughout the episode:

2:01  – A look at Tom’s early career

4:52 – What drove people to buy or sell a mutual fund in those early days

5:33 – How did Tom’s sell signal just before Black Monday impact the business

6:21 – What were the right funds to invest with

6:56 – What were the key trends during the 80’s and 90’s

8:25 – Layers of cost for mutual funds in the early days

9:04 – Average active management fee back then

10:56 – Evolution of ETF’s

13:49 – Some numbers on the ETF landscape today

15:40 – Why did the last downturn foster more growth in ETFs

18:08 – The institutional presence in the ETF market

18:55 – Fees in the ETF space