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On this episode of Intelligent Money Minute, we interview Matt Hougan, Chairman of Inside ETFs on whether mutual funds make sense in your portfolio. Despite being the Chairman of Inside ETFs, Matt Hougan still believes mutual funds have great value in portfolios. For example, mutual funds can be great investments in the retirement space. His reasoning is due to the fact that tax efficiency isn’t as important during retirement and more privacy than ETFs. The inherent transparency of ETFs presents multiple trade-offs like less liquidity and the risk of daily disclosing of one’s portfolio. Some non-transparent ETFs exist, but they are relatively new.
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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.