An ever-increasing desire for ETFs

The ETF Risk European survey has revealed an increase in holdings of ETFs over the past year by more than 40% of respondents – and more than half expect to further increase these holdings over the next 12 months. This is all good news from an investor base that has few concerns about the effect of regulation on one of their new favourite buys.

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More than two-fifths (41.2%) of respondents to the ETF Risk European survey have increased their holdings of ETFs over the past year, with more than half maintaining their holdings at previous levels. The buyers are typically asset managers, but also private banks, with pension funds often preferring segregated accounts and insurance companies investing via asset managers. 

“This is partially to do with the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Foreign Account Tax

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