Investors becoming more sophisticated in their use of ETFs, says iShares

Inflows into US exchange-traded funds are expected to favour risky equity assets this year, and will also express specific country or sector views, according to iShares.

ETFs are being used for sector and country views

Money in the US exchange-traded funds (ETF) market will flow back into developed markets this year and more investors will use ETFs to take specific views on sectors or countries, says iShares' head of US distribution.

Fixed income ETFs were popular last year as investors pulled money out of risky assets and looked for income, says Jennifer Grancio, head of US iShares distribution in New York. "We expect money to move back into more risky equity assets and into developed markets in 2011," she

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