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Institutional Usage of North American ETFs Surpasses $1T

Driven by the need for better liquidity, diversification and cost efficiency, institutional ETF assets surpassed $1 trillion in 2017.

Institutional Usage of North American ETFs Surpasses $1T

Driven by the need for better liquidity, diversification and cost efficiency, institutional ETF assets surpassed $1 trillion in 2017, growing at 16 percent in 2016 and 35 percent in 2017. While growth slowed in the first half of 2018 due to market volatility, global trade tensions and rising rates, ETF assets are projected to more than double in the next five years.