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On this episode of Intelligent Money Minute, we interview Matt Hougan, Chairman of Inside ETFs on what ETFs are and how the ETF creation and redemption process works. ETFs have a unique creation and redemption process that differs from mutual funds. An ETF publishes a list of all the securities it wants to own at specified desired weights. A group of authorized participants will go into the market and buy all the desired stocks the ETF has listed at the desired weight. The beauty of this from an ETF perspective is that it essentially sits still with effective little effort and still receives the desired outcome. According to Matt, It’s an efficient batch process with potentially less risk.
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Matt Hougan Bio
Matt Hougan is one of the world’s leading experts on crypto, ETFs, and financial technology. He is Global Head of Research for Bitwise Asset Management, creator of the world’s first cryptocurrency index fund. Hougan is also Chairman of Inside ETFs, the world’s largest ETF conference. He was previously CEO of ETF.com, where he helped build the world’s first ETF data and analytics system. Hougan is co-author of the CFA Institute’s Monograph on ETFs. He’s also a crypto columnist for Forbes, and a three-time member of the Barron’s ETF Roundtable. For more resources from Matt Hougan click here.