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Exchange-traded funds: Where next for the rapidly evolving ETF industry?

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ETFs are on the way to becoming the world’s dominant collective investment vehicle. But ETFs are a lot more than passive funds. The idea that ‘ETFs can only go so far’ looks increasingly outdated, evidenced by the industry’s rapid innovation and growth.
 
Even so, the forces shaping European ETFs are like those faced by the wider investment industry. Rapid growth is offset by falling margins, and innovation is not without its potential risks. Costs are climbing, competition is accelerating and profitability is under pressure. And yet while some firms are trimming their offers or exiting the market altogether, others continue to enter the industry and launch new products.
 
The investment world has seen many transformations in recent years, but few can compare to the story of exchange-traded funds (ETFs). The ETF industry has achieved a remarkable track record of growth, almost regardless of market conditions. And the larger it gets, the greater its appeal to investors appears to become.
 
Our report, ETFs: What’s next for an industry that’s evolving faster than ever?, looks at the rapid transformations happening in the ETF industry. It goes into depth on the key topics of interest in the area, including:
  • Growth and its implications for the ETF industry
  • The opportunities and challenges that ESG presents
  • The importance of specialisation and sensitivity when it comes to innovation
  • The focus on profitability, scale, consolidation and outcomes
Click on the link below to download the report. You can contact us today to talk about the issues it raises, and what they mean for your organisation. We’re looking forward to hearing from you.

Thought Leaders


Lisa Kealy

Markets and Growth Leader

Kieran Daly

FS Partner, Assurance, Wealth and Asset Management



ETFs: What’s next for an industry that’s evolving faster than ever?

Our report, ETFs: What’s next for an industry that’s evolving faster than ever?, looks at the rapid transformations happening in the exchange-traded funds industry

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