What is an ETF?

What is an ETF?

Gontran de Quillacq

25 years: Derivatives trading & ETFs

An ETF or “Exchange Traded Fund” is a 1933 Act fund, but whose units happen to be listed on a stock exchange, like a regular stock. This video helps you understand the history and background of an ETF.

An ETF or “Exchange Traded Fund” is a 1933 Act fund, but whose units happen to be listed on a stock exchange, like a regular stock. This video helps you understand the history and background of an ETF.

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What is an ETF?

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Overview

An (ETF) is an "exchange traded fund". There are over 7,500 different ETFs globally, and they are listed on most major exchanges. They have a wide diversity of underlying asset classes, countries, indices and investment themes. While traditional mutual funds can only be created once a day, ETFs can be purchased all day long. They are also highly liquid and tax-efficient due to their low turnover and low turnover.

Key learning objectives:

  • What is an ETF?

  • Understand how trading of ETFs differs from trading of stocks

  • Understand the development of ETF market

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Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq

Gontran de Quillacq has 25 years of experience in derivatives trading, portfolio management, proprietary trading, structured products and investment research. He has worked with top-tier banks and hedge funds in both London and New York.

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