IFAs accessing ETFs via wrap platforms this year have followed the trend in the unit trust world with a preference for fixed income vehicles, according to iShares data.
The ETF provider says fixed income funds made up the highest portion of its AUM from this distribution channel at Q3 2009, with a split between government and corporate bonds.
IFAs have also registered significant interest in property and emerging markets ETFs with Dividend Plus products too proving popular.
Julian Hince, business development director for iShares, says: "We are not surprised by these findings as fixed income has been the asset class of choice for many investors in the current climate.
"In terms of property, the credit crisis has meant investors have been looking at more liquid ways of accessing the property market as their confidence has returned.
The data shows IFAs have taken advantage of iShares' property ETFs which track Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) indices which can offer a liquid, efficient and diversified access that otherwise, can be difficult to achieve via other investment vehicles."
He adds the increased interest in emerging markets vehicles is largely a result of investors spotting the growth potential in this area.
There are now 129 iShares listed on the LSE with the iShares range of fixed income funds reaching 40 in Europe.
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