Provides an overview of the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry and highlights the leading role that Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has played in this emerging asset class. BGI launched its first ETFs under the iShares brand name in 2000, and by mid-2007 was the BGI global leader in the $ 600 billion ETF market. BGI success had begun the interest of the other major asset management companies, and Lee Cranes Foot, CEO of BGI iShares business was, how could compete BGI think … Read more »

Provides an overview of the Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) industry and highlights the leading role that Barclays Global Investors (BGI) has played in this emerging asset class. BGI launched its first ETFs under the iShares brand name in 2000, and by mid-2007 was the BGI global leader in the $ 600 billion ETF market. BGI success had begun the interest of the other major asset management companies, and Lee Cranes Foot, CEO of BGI iShares business was how to think BGI should compete in the increasingly crowded market. BGI should expand more aggressively in Europe and Asia? If BGI already a great manager of 401 (k) assets for companies pursuing 401 (k) market with its iShares products? Would BGI have their fees as other competitors like Vanguard ETF products now started cutting the marketing of its “low-cost”?
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Luis M. Viceira,
Alison Berkley Wagon field
Source: Harvard Business School
31 pages.
Release Date: 08 November 2007. Prod #: 208033-PDF-ENG
Barclays Global Investors and Exchange Traded Funds HBR case solution

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