Investors opt for ETFs to provide transparency and liquidity

The review notes that ETFs with exposure to fixed income and commodity indexes have gained assets, while assets in ETFs based on equity indexes have declined through 2008. ETF trading on the Six Swiss Exchange, SWX Europe and Scoach Switzerland peaked in November with a turnover of SFr7.6 billion, marking an increase of around 95% compared with October trading. Nonetheless, the review notes that October experienced the largest number of ETF managers closing their ETFs, with Santander, Bear Stear

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