PowerShares Seeks to Boost Your Portfolio

We introduce you today to exchange-traded fund (ETF) provider Invesco PowerShares, a company offering a wide range of investment options. Invesco Ltd. is an independent investment management company founded in 1935 with more than $760 billion in assets under management. Among the services it offers to individual investors are ETFs, provided through its Invesco PowerShares subsidiary.

Launched in 2002, PowerShares became part of Invesco in 2006. PowerShares currently offers more than 170 ETFs in its portfolio and has assets of approximately $96 billion.

PowerShares was one of the first ETF providers to move away from the passive index-based composition of traditional ETFs, instead offering funds based on indexes with non-traditional weighting methodology and select securities using criteria other than market capitalization. One sub-family of ETFs that the provider offers involves fundamental weighting. As a result, these securities are weighted in their holdings, based on sales, cash flow, book value and dividends.

Read more about how PowerShares and its exchange-traded funds could propel your portfolio at Eagle Daily Investor.