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.
Japanese equity ETFs saw strong demand from European investors in October, although overall global flows into the asset category were negative as Asian buyers made redemptions.
European and US multi-factor ETFs have seen a surge of inflows in recent months as the western world equity rally shows no sign of abating and investors are keen to avoid market timing.
Investors have ploughed more than $1.6 billion into socially responsible ETFs over the last year, prompting industry commentators to predict that SRI and ESG (environmental, social and governance) ETFs will become the mainstream.
ETF investors have pumped more than $180 million into Austria stocks year to date, shrugging off concerns over the recent election of a nationalist.
Japan ETFs are attracting assets from global investors as they are confident that leader Shinzo Abe will win the snap election on 22 October.