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  • ETFs investing in UK equities are down 2.9% over the last month after the fall of Sterling currency, lower-than-expected inflation data and the Bank of England’s hesitation to raise interest rates one year after Brexit.

  • Equity ETFs fared much better than their active counterparts in 2016 gathering inflows just as active funds suffered withdrawals. The volatility caused by political events in the UK and US could be partly to blame, as Lipper believes investors are opting for shorter-term plays on the stock market.