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European ETF investors are still looking to increase or maintain their use of ETFs

Friday, March 28, 2014

Benedicte Gravrand, Opalesque Geneva:

The latest edition of the Edhec European ETF Survey, conducted by Amundi ETF & Indexing and the ETF research chair at Edhec-Risk Institute, sheds some light on trends within the European ETF market.

Apparently, ETF investors are still looking to increase or maintain their use of ETFs and have a more favourable outlook on their use of alternative indexing products. The survey also found that respondents are still overwhelmingly in favour of passive ETFs. There is also significant interest in smart beta products, as around a third of respondents use products tracking smart beta indices or are considering investing in such products soon. ETFs based on smart beta indices seem to be generally perceived as tools for improving their investment process, and many investors would also like to see further developments in such ETFs.

The first ETFs appeared in the U.S. in 1989 and they started trading in Europe in 2000, says the survey. Assets under management (AUM) of ETFs and other exchange-traded index products in Europe amounted to $395bn as at the end of 2013 (ETFGI 2014).

There were significant increases in rates of ETF usage in 2013 within the asset classes of Real Estate (5.8 % increase), Hedge Funds (1......................

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