Mary Anne Wiley

Fixed-income ETFs work for investors

Fixed-income ETFs work for institutional investors and advisors.

By Mary Anne Wiley | July 5, 2013

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Guide to tracking error

3 factors affect how well an ETF tracks the underlying index

By Mary Anne Wiley | May 1, 2013

6 min read

ETFs fit the bill for fixed-income allocation

Fixed-income ETFs hold significant potential for institutional investors, who are using them in increasingly sophisticated ways.

By Mary Anne Wiley | March 15, 2013

5 min read

How to discuss asset allocation

Risk is a difficult concept for investors when it comes to investment selection.

By Mary Anne Wiley | October 31, 2012

4 min read

From asset to risk allocation

The balance between return and risk is often equated with the trade-off between health and exercise. While all investors have an appetite for greater wealth (being healthy), they also have a limited tolerance for risk (exercise). Unfortunately, risk is a difficult, often abstract, concept for investors — especially when it comes to investment selection. As a result, risk is usually ignored altogether.

By Mary Anne Wiley | June 20, 2011

7 min read

ETFs under fire

Even as the exchange-traded funds (ETFs) industry expands, headlines are calling the funds into question: The Globe and Mail advised “How to protect yourself from ETF pain” just days after the May “flash crash,” and more recently, the Financial Post linked the two, with the headline “ETFs called a ‘Frankenstein’ that creates risk of ‘flash crashes.’” Even when the tone is somewhat conciliatory, such as the Wall Street Journal’s, “Are ETFs a menace — or just misunderstood,” it’s far from upbeat.

By Mary Anne Wiley | January 19, 2011

4 min read

Raising RRSP returns with ETFs

In today’s environment, many expect they’ll need ways to supplement the income they’ll earn from pension plans with other investments. In doing so, they’re increasingly recognizing that the benefits of ETFs — low cost, transparency, liquidity and easy diversification — also make them an ideal part of a well-diversified retirement portfolio. ETFs are growing rapidly […]

By Mary Anne Wiley | November 1, 2010

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