TechRules in the ETF Product Development Summit in London By Techrules12/02/2015 Aimed at potential new entrants to the ETF market, existing ETF issuers and the wider professional ETF community, this half-day summit will address key ETF and ETP product development themes. The summit looked at product development regarding all the main asset classes, as well as next-generation concepts such as in-built currency hedges, smart beta, SRI/ESG and active ETFs. The summit will also addressed ETF industry trends, market infrastructure and microstructure issues, market maker and authorized participant initiatives, exchanges, trading platforms and MTFs, security structures and product fungibility, and legal, regulatory and compliance developments, with expert contributions and insight from industry-leading figures throughout. For fund management companies not yet active in the ETF space, the summit provided a “one-stop shop” for them to learn how they can enter this fast-growing market and to meet, in one place, a selection of key vendors, service providers and market participants who can guide them through the ETF launch process and life-cycle (and over all the hurdles), from product conception and design, through to listing, cross-listing and beyond. For existing ETF issuers, the summit addressed key industry trends, consider product areas that are ripe for development, and look at the various projects, initiatives and developments that are designed to increase ETF adoption and enhance efficiencies within the ETF ecosystem.