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DENVER - The Financial Planning Association® (FPA®) today announced that the Journal of Financial Planning will roll out a new featured, monthly column on Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF) with three of the industry’s most recognized ETF experts.

With more than 1,400 ETFs available to financial advisers and the clients they serve, the demand for clear, accurate information is greater than ever. To meet that demand, the Journal will kick off this new monthly, rotating column in its October 2013 issue. Each column will be authored by one of three leading ETF experts, each with a diverse, extensive background. The three expert contributors include:

  • Rick Ferri, author of The ETF Book, who monitors and evaluates the latest trends related to index funds and ETFs. A noted recognized authority by the media, Rick manages more than $1.2 billion for clients through his firm, Portfolio Solutions®.
  • Matt Hougan is president of ETF Analytics and global head of editorial for IndexUniverse. Matt is responsible for overseeing all of the content produced by the company and spearheads the company's efforts to reshape the way investors analyze ETFs.
  • Tom Lydon is editor of and president of Global Trends Investments. A frequent contributor to major print, radio, and television media, Tom is one of the most recognized and well-respected commentators in the ETF industry.

“We are thrilled to add this very high caliber talent to the Journal of Financial Planning editorial team,” said Journal Editor in Chief Lance Ritchlin. “Our goal is to find new opportunities to support the professional growth of FPA members and all Journal subscribers. By adding Rick, Matt and Tom to our team we will be in a position to make the Journal a go-to source of information on these important investment vehicles.”

The inaugural column in the October issue will be authored by Tom Lyndon on “Battling Interest Rates with ETFs.” Learn more about the Journal of Financial Planning at