Morningstar has launched a range of research reports on the 150 largest exchange-traded products listed in Europe.
The studies, compiled by the European ETF research team and available free on Morningstar's website, offer analysis of a product's suitability, information on its construction and fees, and a view of the underlying macroeconomic fundamentals.
Morningstar's analysts also aim to place each product within its appropriate context in the broader range of investors' choices, comparing it with the alternatives available both within the ETP industry and beyond.
The firm's director of European ETF research Ben Johnson says the information is designed to assist a broad spectrum of investors, acting as a kind of distilled due diligence, and is the first support of its kind in the European market.
Morningstar hopes to expand its coverage to include the 200 largest ETPs in Europe by the end of June, and will also be introducing new data points to facilitate ETP rankings based on an estimate of the total cost of ETP ownership.
Once serviceable, this facility should enable an investor to determine the tailored cost of an ETP given the size of their investment and anticipated holding period.
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