Portfolio Intelligence podcast: a short history of ETFs

Steve Deroian, U.S. head of asset allocation models and ETF product at John Hancock Investment Management, discusses the history and benefits of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). 

Episode-27

Since the first U.S. ETFs launched in 1993, these popular investment products have grown to more than $5 trillion in assets under management. 

Deroian provides an insider’s perspective on which areas could see the fastest growth and why John Hancock opted for an active management approach in its first fixed-income ETF.

"What we've seen lately is a real acceptance of the fixed-income side of the market when it comes to ETFs." —Steve Deroian, U.S. head of asset allocation models and ETF product at John Hancock Investment Management

About the Portfolio Intelligence podcast

The Portfolio Intelligence podcast features interviews with asset allocation experts, portfolio construction specialists, and investment veterans from across John Hancock’s multimanager network. Hosted by John Bryson, head of investment consulting at John Hancock Investment Management, the dynamic discussion explores ideas advisors can use today to build their business while helping their clients pursue better investment outcomes.