Australian institutions urged to consider ETFs


Institutional investors in Australia need to better understand the role ETFs can play in portfolio management, according to Russell Investments.

The global financial services firm's research paper, Digging Deeper: Institutional ETF investing in Australia, reveals 30% of institutions are already considering using ETFs in a significant way. The report's 20 partcipants, who included investment managers, superannuation funds and insurance companies, directly manage or advise on over 40% of Australian assets under management. Russell said that while many initially perceived ETFs as a retail solution, further examination showed the majority were using the funds. Respondents were also able to pinpoint instances when they had used ...

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