With a recent survey by State Street ETFs showing that some 83% of professional investors questioned expect demand for ESG ETFs to increase over the next five years, TrackInsight looks at the future of the sector. The diversity of the funds on offer means concrete statistics are hard to gather, but what is it that investors want from ESG and which providers can rise to the challenge?
Gender equality-focused exchange traded funds could be a big theme of 2018 given the recent product launch from Lyxor and increasing flows towards ESG and SRI-type funds, say experts.
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.
Sector ETFs have been growing in popularity ever since 2008, with investors particularly favouring real estate, technology and energy funds, according to research from State Street Global Advisors (SSGA).