ETFs are increasingly gaining traction in their role as financial instruments offering greater efficiency through lower costs. Many investors are now using ETFs to replace derivatives such as futures and swaps.
Why are more investors opting for ETFs over futures? How are new regulations such as the Volcker Rule and Basel III affecting the cost of derivative products? In which ways do ETFs differ, and how are they performing globally? Do certain types of ETF pose liquidity risks that investors should be aware of?
In this series of videos, the Financial Times and iShares explore these questions in detail, debating the key differences between ETFs and futures, and the important factors investors should consider about these products.
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