ETF companies should be paying close attention to the NYSE Euronext
merger because it would eliminates one of the major ETF listing platforms. In today's WSJ Fund Track column
, John Spence
reports that the NYSE Arca platform, which currently boasts 240 ETF listings, will pick up an additional 380 Amex-listed ETFs. Jeff Ptak
, Morningstar's director of exchange-traded securities analysis, tells Spence that that consolidation may lead to "less leverage for ETF providers when negotiating listing fees."
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