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  • Emerging market equity ETFs have amassed close to $50 billion year to date despite geopolitical turmoil brewing in the Middle East and anticipated interest rate hikes from the US Federal Reserve.

  • Equity ETFs are on track to pull in $300 billion in 2017, after solid flows in November – but the flows have also fuelled continued regulator interest in the industry.

  • Technology ETFs, the darlings of investors for large parts of 2017, have suffered a setback as a result of a rotation into financials. However, the sell-off is likely to be temporary and mark an attractive entry point into the sector.

  • Retail-focused ETFs have gained millions of assets thanks to the holiday season and Black Friday sales. Now could be a good time to invest in the sector as Goldman Sachs anticipates at least a third of annual retail sales take place in the final three months of the year.

  • Exchange-traded fund assets are anticipated to reach $7.6 trillion by 2020 thanks to upcoming regulations and an increased number of participants, according to new research.