ETPs, the biggest users are Swiss professional investors, should you do differently?

ETPs, the biggest users are Swiss professional investors, should you do differently?

According to a research of Source, in Switzerland, 87% of professional investors and advisers currently use Etps (see INVESTOPIDIA here).
The biggest users of ETPs are professional investors and advisers based in Switzerland. This news is resulted in a research of Source, one of the largest providers of Exchange Traded Products (ETPs) in Europe. The study (conducted among more than 750 professional investors and advisers based in 11 European countries) reveals more than two-thirds (68%) of professional investors and advisers in Europe are currently using ETPs in the portfolios they manage, while a further 22% have used them in the past. But in Switzerland the proportion is higher: 87% of professional investors and advisers based in Switzerland currently use them. This is closely followed by Israel where the corresponding figure is 86%. Spain had the lowest percentage of professional investors and advisers using ETPs at 40%.

According to the research of Source, “overall, investors estimate that around 10% of the assets they help manage are in ETPs. 78% of those interviewed said they do not plan to use these products less, and 39% intend to use more over the next 12 months”.
In Switzerland, 42% of respondents said they plan to use them more in the next 12 months, followed by 42% of thoese in the UK. Only 14% of investors and advisers in Spain intend to use more ETPs over the next year, the lowest of all the countries surveyed. Instead, in pole there are the professional investors and advisers based in Israel (78%).

Favorite products
In general, when asked what products were most likely to be in their top three holdings, ETPs were mentioned first by 34% of respondents. This was the highest percentage with “first mentions”, with the second highest being traditional UCITS funds, which garnered 29% of responses. In total, two-thirds said that ETPs were among the top three products used. For completeness, single stocks were the third.

Types of ETPs
The research also found that, on average, investors have between three and four different types of ETPs in the portfolios for which they are responsible. Of those using them, 71% said they are utilising pure tracker products, and 40% said they are using actively managed ones. Overall, the findings reveal an expected net increase of 32% in the use of tracker ETPs over the next year, whereas the corresponding figure for actively managed ETPs is 6%.

http://www.lmfinternational.com/index.php/portfolio/556-funds-sicav-etf/36046-etps-the-biggest-users-are-swiss-professional-investors

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