ETFs Guide 2023: Innovation challenges concentration as investors spread their ETF wings

ETFs supplement IPE October 2023

ETFs’ steep upward trajectory continues, driven, as industry participants note, by their low cost, simplicity, and flexibility as an allocation tool. Globally the value of assets invested in ETFs, some $10.7trn (€10trn) at the end of August 2023, is 17.5% higher than at the same point in 2022, according to consultancy ETFGI. In Europe the increase was greater, at 20.8%, but from a much smaller base, with total investment in ETFs now standing at $1.7trn, with the lower take-up still being attributed to less favourable tax treatment.

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IPE editorial provides coverage of foreign pension funds’ experiences from which we can take ideas; we can also use it to share ideas regarding new and pioneering projects.

Ivonne Forno , CEO of Laborfonds