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BlackRock: Differences disappear in alphabet soup

ETFs, ETIs, ETNs ETCs - can you honestly say that you know the difference between these products? Most people cannot say yes to that question, and the lack of knowledge on Exchange Traded Products affects - especially - ETFs. BlackRock is encouraging the industry to educate stakeholders better.

Eating alphabet soup is one thing - swimming in it on an industry level i s different and more serious matter if you ask Matti Tammi Head of iShares Nordics | Photo: iShares

The distinction between different Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) is not clear enough, and this is harmful to the industry as a whole but also to BlackRocks iShares Exchange Traded Fund arm, iShares Head of Nordics, Matti Tammi explains in this interview.

BlackRock finds that more often than not ETFs - iShares main product - take the blame for something caused by other products under the ETP umbrella, for example ETNs (Exchange Traded Notes - unsecured, unsubordinated debt).

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