1. The Current Landscape 2. Structure and Mechanics 3. Price Dynamics and Arbitrage 4. Valuation 5. Performance and Benchmark Tracking 6. Liquidity and Transaction Costs 7. Uses of ETFs 8. Fixed Income 9. Commodities 10. Foreign Currency 11. Investing in Volatility 12. Alternatives and Multi-Asset Strategies 13. Active Strategies 14. Smart Beta and Factor Investing 15. Flows 16. Leveraged and Inverse Products 17. Systemic Risk 18. Public Policy Issues 19. Future Opportunities
Ananth Madhavan is Managing Director and Global Head of Research for iShares, the world's largest provider of exchange-traded funds. Previous positions include the Global Head of Trading Research and Transitions at Barclays Global Investors, and Head of Research at ITG Inc., an electronic brokerage firm. Dr. Madhavan has also had an extensive career as a professor at the University of Southern California and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
"Exchange-Traded Funds and the New Dynamics of Investing is an essential reference and a thought-provoking commentary for professional investors in all asset classes. Readers will be able to incorporate what they learn from reading the book into immediate practice, either through modeling and backtesting or through actual active investing using passive instruments." -- Financial Analysts Journal "Ananth Madhavan delivers a clear, accessible, and authoritative exposition of modern investment theory and the role of exchange-traded funds. His treatment integrates the perspectives of investors, investment managers, ETF producers, ETF arbitrageurs and regulators in a unified framework. The analysis draws on well-founded principles of financial economics, but also the real world experience and insights of a seasoned practitioner. Investment professionals, academics, and regulators will find here a thorough reference and guide to the active use of passive strategies and the exchange-traded fund universe." -- Joel Hasbrouck, Kenneth G. Langone Professor of Business Administration and Professor of Finance, Stern School of Business, New York University "ETFs are the fastest growing segment of the mutual fund industry. Madhavan's comprehensive and accessible book delivers a structured framework for understanding the ETF market, with a perfect balance of academic rigor and practical value. This book is an essential guide to one of the most important investment vehicles in today's markets, and will be a valuable resource to academics, individual investors, and the most sophisticated institutional investors." -- Donald B. Keim, John B. Neff Professor of Finance, and Director, Rodney L. White Center for Financial Research, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania