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Key insights from Trackinsight's 2024 Global ETF Survey

Posted by on 20 May 2024
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Trackinsight recently published their fifth edition of the Global ETF Survey 2024 report titled “50+ Charts on Worldwide ETF trends”. Having surveyed more than 500 professionals overseeing ETF assets exceeding $900 billion, the survey report provides a comprehensive global overview of how the professional investment community is influencing major trends in the ETF market.

Key takeaways

  • The survey highlights a strategic shift towards ETFs, with significant portions of portfolios, ranging from 10% to over 60%, allocated to these instruments.
  • Investors are bullish about future allocations, particularly in equity ETFs, with 25% anticipating a substantial increase in holdings over the next 2-3 years.
  • Fixed-income ETFs are gaining traction, with 72.5% of respondents expressing interest, and optimism prevails regarding the macroeconomic environment for fixed-income investing.
  • Active ETFs are attracting attention for their potential to enhance portfolio diversity and returns, with over 71% planning to increase investments in this segment.
  • Thematic ETFs, known for their focus on specific trends, are seen as strategic long-term investments by 68% of investors, with significant planned increases in allocation.
  • European investors continue to show enthusiasm towards ESG ETFs, expecting substantial increases in allocations driven by societal convictions and risk mitigation.
  • Regulatory changes are facilitating the transition from mutual funds to ETFs, reflecting a preference for the ETF structure.
  • With the ETF market poised for continued growth, fueled by investor adoption and innovation, the investment landscape is increasingly tilting towards ETFs as the preferred choice for diversification and portfolio enhancement.

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