Investing need not be intimidating or scary. 

We help you navigate the basics of ETF investing, whats happening in the markets and more.

What is an ETF?

An exchange-traded fund (ETF) is a low-cost investment fund that tracks the performance of a chosen index - whether the trend is rising or falling - by investing in a basket of stocks or bonds designed to replicate the index's holdings.

ETFs are growing in popularity as they are considered to be simple, transparent and low-cost - they allow all types of investors to access professionally managed investments without a high price tag. 

Let's explore more about how they work, why they are such good value for money and how you can use them for your investments.

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What would you like to know?

The basics

What are ETFs? How do they work? What do investors use ETFs for?

Making a choice

There are thousands of ETFs to choose from. Narrowing it down can be tough but it doesn’t have to be.


Understanding performance

 ETFs aim to track the performance of an index but their success depends on many things

Lost in the terminology?

There are lots of words we use in investing that you don't see every day.  If you get stuck, our glossary explains all in a way that makes it easy to understand.

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About ETFs

  • ETFs give investors exposure to the markets by replicating, as closely as possible, an index.
  • They share similarities with stocks and traditional mutual funds.
  • There are more than 9000 ETFs available (ETFGI data at at August 2022)
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Tracking an index… what is an index?

  • An index is an indicator that shows the performance of a selection of securities (representing a market) over a period of time.
  • An index can represent a specific geography such as a country or a region.
  • Indices can also focus on a sector (technology), a theme (climate) or a strategy type (producing income).
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Keeping costs low.

  • By tracking an index rather than making active decisions, ETFs can keep invstment costs low
  • ETFs provide diversification with one trade
  • Ongoing costs and charges for ETFs are shown on manager websites
  • Managing costs can improve your potential long term investment returns

Meet some of our experts.

Fred Hoogveld

Frédéric Hoogveld

Head of Investment Specialists & Market Strategy – Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta

Vincent Denoiseux

Vincent Denoiseux

Head of Investment Strategy – Amundi ETF, Indexing & Smart Beta