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The ETF war is hotting up

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BOSTON – A battle royal is shaping up in the world of exchange-traded funds. After years of trailing in the race to attract new money from ETF investors, fund giant Vanguard is poised to take the top spot from iShares this year. But the big winners will be investors who are seeing fees plummet.

Aaron Pressman looks at the winners and losers in his special report “What did you do in the ETF war, daddy?”

Click here for a graphic on how the competition is shaping up.

This one shows how retail investors are looking to diversify their holdings.

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The special report, which can be seen in multimedia PDF format here, is a warm-up for the Reuters Investment Outlook Summit which runs next Monday through Wednesday. Follow the summit here.