Perhaps no instruments reflect the diversity and innovation of the financial sector better than exchange-traded funds (ETFs). They are also now a firm fixture of pension fund investing, embraced by 37% of European institutional investors, as EDHEC-Risk’s latest survey shows.
This guide explores key trends in the market.
- After 15 years of asset and product proliferation, alongside expansion in the number of providers, we may soon see consolidation among the smaller players.
- The emergence of new digital platforms tailored to the Millennial generation.
- The growth of robo-advisers. As defined contribution pensions grow, so does the need for advice and simple, tailored investment products with embedded asset allocation. Robo platforms thrive on a diet of passive solutions, and many will use ETFs.
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