NEW YORK, Dec. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Expense ratio cuts at the major ETF providers and accelerated ETF inflows have highlighted what has been a strong year for the ETF industry. With this in mind, on Monday, December 10, 2012 at 4:15PM, S&P Capital IQ is hosting a webinar titled "ETF Analyst Hour: The Past, Present and Future of ETFs: A Look at 2012 Trends" focused on several of the most important ETF-related themes in 2012 and what investors can expect in 2013. This webinar is the latest in S&P Capital IQ's monthly ETF Analyst Hour series, and one hour of CFP continuing education credit is available to attendees. Interested attendees can register here: http://event.standardandpoors.com/content/ER_Webinar_121012_ETF_REG. "Despite potentially higher taxes, dividend-themed equity ETFs should continue to garner attention," explains Todd Rosenbluth, ETF analyst. He adds that interest in fixed income ETFs should continue to remain strong into the New Year, as investors hunt for yield through products with low cost structures. Rosenbluth, one of the architects of the firm's proprietary ETF research and ranking methodology, will lead the discussion on the 10 th and will also share S&P Capital IQ's thoughts on:
ETF inflows and outflows
New ETF launches
Top and bottom performing ETFs
Expense ratio changes and their effect
Potential areas of growth in 2013
New tools to meet the growing client demand for ETFs
Anthony Hohmann, ETF product manager, will moderate the discussion and highlight S&P Capital IQ's ETF research methodology and ETF model portfolio performance. Following the presentation, the ETF research reports of the ETFs discussed will be available to all attendees. The ETF reports are originally published on S&P Capital IQ's MarketScope Advisor platform. Follow @spmarketscope and #ETFHour during the webinar for up-to-the-second ETF commentary from S&P Capital IQ equity analysts. About S&P Capital IQ S&P Capital IQ, a business line of the McGraw-Hill Companies (NYSE:MHP), is a leading provider of multi-asset class and real time data, research and analytics to institutional investors, investment and commercial banks, investment advisors and wealth managers, corporations and universities around the world. We provide a broad suite of capabilities designed to help track performance, generate alpha, identify new trading and investment ideas, and perform risk analysis and mitigation strategies. Through leading desktop solutions such as Capital IQ, Global Credit Portal and MarketScope Advisor desktops; enterprise solutions such as S&P Valuations, and Compustat; and research offerings, including Leveraged Commentary & Data, Global Market Intelligence, and company and fund research, S&P Capital IQ sharpens financial intelligence into the wisdom today's investors need. For more information visit www.spcapitaliq.com. All information provided by S&P Capital IQ is impersonal and not tailored to the needs of any person, entity or group of persons. Past performance is no indication of future results. S&P Capital IQ and its affiliates provide a wide range of services to, or relating to, many organizations, including issuers of securities, investment advisers, broker-dealers, investment banks, other financial institutions and financial intermediaries, and accordingly may receive fees or other economic benefits from those organizations, including organizations whose securities or services they may recommend, rate, include in model portfolios, evaluate or otherwise address.