NEW YORK, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- While still far from settled, there may be some bright spots emerging in the European economy. With this in mind, S&P Capital IQ is hosting an ETF Analyst Hour webinar on Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 9:00 am EST titled "Seeing the Light: European Macro Outlook & Actionable ETF Themes," which will focus on the outlook for Europe and its economic growth, along with ETF-focused strategies that advisors may want to consider in order to gain exposure to Europe. 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://ow.ly/hlxkp "We believe that 2014 may be the first recovery year of the post-Great Financial Crisis era," said Robert Quinn, chief European equity strategist at S&P Capital IQ, who will provide his latest commentary, including the following:
The current European macroeconomic environment;
Drivers and reasoning for growth in Europe; and
Favored sectors and explanations.
Todd Rosenbluth, one of the architects of S&P Capital IQ's proprietary ETF research and ranking methodology, will provide a deep dive into diversified European ETFs and pertinent country ETFs that may make sense for advisors looking to take advantage of the current climate. 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, research reports for 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.