ETF trading struggles to gain traction in Europe

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Failing to thrive: fragmentation a barrier to create-to-lend

Nobody ever expected the trading of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) in Europe to develop in the same way as it did in the US, and for good reason. As well as a cultural divide that sees US investors preferring to trade in equities and Europeans showing a distinct liking for debt, there is also a larger retail investor base trading ETFs in the US.

But the differences in how ETF trading has developed in both continents amount to more than just that. The trading market in the US was developed by the a

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