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By Scott Burns | 06-03-2009 06:22 AM

How PIMCO Could Shake Up the ETF World

Director of ETF Analysis Scott Burns looks at the impact that PIMCO's ETF offerings could have on the ETF industry.

Scott Burns: Hello there. I'm Scott Burns, director of ETF analysis at Morningstar. Recently, PIMCO threw its hat into the ring in the ETF space, launching an indexed ETF that tracks the 1-3 year treasury market.

Now, while the product itself is actually pretty good in terms of its lowest cost offering out there, and you do have the benefit of PIMCO's trading operations behind it to help keep hidden costs down as they rebalance the index, what we really want to see is whether or not PIMCO will actually make the move to tip its active bond management into the ETF structure.

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