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Innovation in the service of compelling investment solutions

Innovation in the service of compelling investment solutions

 Invesco PowerShares was honoured to be voted the Best Global Equity ETF Manager of 2010 by the readers of etfexpress. The firm believes the criteria for the award – innovation, consistency, depth of knowledge and transparency – are aligned with its strengths.

Regarding innovation and consistency, Invesco PowerShares has been consistently recognised as an innovator in the ETF industry. Invesco PowerShares has claimed the Most Innovative ETF award five times since 2004 for products including the PowerShares S&P 500 BuyWrite Portfolio (PBP), PowerShares FTSE RAFI US 1000 Portfolio (PRF) and PowerShares WilderHill Clean Energy Portfolio (PBW).

In terms of depth of knowledge, Invesco PowerShares believes it has some of the brightest minds in the business and that when the definitive history of exchange-traded funds is written, it will be identified as the company that sparked creative ideas in the ETF industry. The firm believes that these ideas have directly contributed to the development of ETFs that do more than simply track a capitalisation-weighted benchmark, but instead offer dynamic investment strategies.

Regarding transparency, PowerShares ETFs offer 100 per cent daily transparency in their holdings, fund structure, fees and expenses, and pricing.

The PowerShares difference

When the first ETF was launched in 1993, its purpose was simple — to track the S&P 500 Index while trading on a major exchange. Since then, many traditional ETFs have been designed to mirror benchmark indices. Investors use traditional ETFs to participate in the market while practising performance management. Not all investors, however, are willing to settle simply for a measure of the market.

For those investors that choose index funds, selecting an index that matches their investment objectives is key. Invesco PowerShares offers a collection of ETFs based on next-generation indices for individuals with investment objectives that go beyond merely tracking the market, but attempt to outperform industry averages through intelligent security selection and weighting.

The newest evolution in ETFs is actively-managed ETFs, which are not based on any index. Instead, their investment objectives and strategies are determined by professional portfolio managers. Invesco PowerShares launched the world’s first suite of actively-managed ETFs in April 2008.

Looking ahead

Invesco PowerShares believes the ETF market will continue to gravitate toward value-added product design. As the leader in the value-added ETF market space, Invesco PowerShares believes it is well positioned for the next wave of ETF growth.

With more than 110 domestic and international index-based and actively-managed ETFs, and franchise assets of some USD47bn as of December 31, 2009, Invesco PowerShares plans to continue providing compelling investment solutions. Through all market conditions, Invesco PowerShares aims to hold true to its mission: seeking to build financial security for investors.


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