The Exchange-Traded Funds Manual

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John Wiley & Sons, Feb 14, 2002 - Business & Economics - 401 pages
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"Exchange-traded funds are the hottest finance innovation of the past decade. Gary Gastineau, who played a critical role in their development, demystifies the working of these instruments, lucidly describes their advantages and disadvantages, and guides investors on their use. This gem of a book will be the ETF bible for years to come."
-Burton Malkiel, Chemical Bank Chairman's Professor of Economics, Princeton University

"This is the first comprehensive book on exchange-traded funds.The author displays an institutional and practical knowledge of exchange-traded funds that makes this book necessary reading for not only the knowledgeable investor but for the professional researcher seeking to understand these relatively new investment vehicles."
-Martin J. Gruber, Nomura Professor of Finance
Stern School of Business, New York University

"Gary Gastineau is a national treasure. Exchange-traded funds are the wave of the future, and Gary has been instrumental in their development from day one. His knowledge is encyclopedic, and his style and subtle humor make it all accessible to the reader."
-Wayne H. Wagner, Chairman, Plexus Group, Inc.

"In Gary Gastineau's brilliant work in illuminating the reader on exchange-traded funds, he provides rich insights into the process and methodology of adding value and cites a convergence of market forces that creates a compelling story for the use of ETFs for those who choose to add value."
-Stephen C. Winks, Publisher, Senior Consultant

"The introduction of exchange-traded funds was one of the success stories of

Wall Street in the 1990s. Gary Gastineau was a key contributor to this success, and his book is an important benchmark on both the current status of this important new category and the vast potential of its next-generation products."
-Salvatore Sodano, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
American Stock Exchange
 

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Contents

The History and Structure of ETFsand Some Competitors
31
The Regulatory Structure and Mechanics of the Open ETF
55
ETF Applications for Investors and Investment Advisors
109
Equity Index ETFsA Long Way to Go
127
New Generations of ETFs
177
Trading ETF Shares Without Angst
219
Developing an Investment Process Incorporating ETFs
261
Appendix Getting Information on ETFs
291
Glossary
303
Bibliography
377
Index
391
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About the author (2002)

GARY L. GASTINEAU is a Managing Director at Nuveen Investments, where he is responsible for the development and introduction of Nuveen's new open-end exchange-traded funds. Gastineau has specialized in the development and use of financial instruments for portfolio and risk management applications since 1975. Prior to joining Nuveen in March 2000, he was senior vice president for new product development at the American Stock Exchange, where he worked on the development of exchange-traded funds and related products.

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