Building balance – a new generation of ETFs

Credit Suisse was among the earliest participants in the European exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry with its first fund launched under the XMTCH branding in Switzerland in 2001. A decision to expand its global reach in 2010 has proven timely, with the rebranding of XMTCH to Credit Suisse ETFs (CS ETFs) and the launch of a new Ucits-compliant Dublin platform. Heeding feedback and opinions from investors who were reeling from a major financial crisis allowed Credit Suisse to build a new generation of ETFs that met client expectations using the latest risk management technologies.

Joseph Ho, who recently joined Credit Suisse to head up its ETFs business in Asia-Pacific, explains that the new range of CS ETFs is designed to optimise the balance between performance and risk.