Virtual ETF Summit: The Largest Financial Advisor Conference To Be Held In 2012

The largest exchange-traded fund (ETF) investment conference, the ETF Virtual Summit, is scheduled for January 10, 2012, with more than 5,000 advisors attending. ETF Trends and RIA Database are bringing the latest ETF news, opinions and investment ideas to financial advisors around the world in a unique virtual format at

With ETF assets at $1 trillion and growing, advisors are in need of expert analysis and knowledge to efficiently implement ETFs in their portfolio management strategies. Sitting comfortably in their offices, ETF Virtual Summit participants will be able to learn the opinions of executives from major ETF providers. Financial advisors will also be able to meet with experts in the ETF industry in a virtual environment, avoiding the hassles and costs of traveling.

“Research shows more advisors are incorporating ETFs into client portfolios. Advisors are telling us they are looking for more research information than ever on ETF investments,” Tom Lydon, Editor and Publisher of ETF Trends, said. “Yet they are less apt to travel in the current economic and market environment. The ETF Virtual Summit brings all the latest ETF ideas directly to advisors, within the comfort of their offices or homes, giving advisors more time to spend with clients.”

“Virtual conferences allow for a more productive, educational and networking environment. Financial advisors want access to timely, relevant investment research, and investment managers want access to as many decision makers as possible. Our job is to deliver an innovative, interactive environment that meets these goals,” Julie Cooling, Founder and CEO of RIA Database, said.

State Street Global Advisors and iShares will be the Marquee Sponsors at the live event. Additionally, industry experts and executives from various ETF providers and research firms will head discussions on innovative product ideas, sophisticated portfolio management, strategic investments in today’s market environment and critical ETF issues.

In a candid discussion on the ETF industry, keynote speakers will shed light on the most pervasive questions and misgivings surrounding the ETF investment vehicle. Speakers include Mr. Lydon; Matt Hougan, President of ETF Analytics and the Global Head of Editorial for Index Universe LLC; and Scott Burns, Director of ETF Research at Morningstar.

Registration is now open at The online event will be free to all advisors. Attendees will also be able to receive CFP Board CE credits.

For more information, please contact Chris Moon at 973-850-7304 or [email protected]

About ETF Trends

ETF Trends is one of the leading websites for financial advisors, retail and institutional investors and the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry at large. With a special focus on news, trends, analysis and the latest product information, ETF Trends seeks to educate both novice and experienced investors around the world about the many uses of ETFs. To learn more visit

About RIA Database

RIA Database provides financial software and comprehensive profiles on RIAs, Bank/Trust Institutions, Registered Reps, Broker/Dealers and Family Offices. RIA Database services more than 400 financial institutions world-wide. To find out more, visit

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