What factors are stopping the uptake of ETFs among UK IFAs?

963 IFAs surveyed

Tom Eckett
The report found 22% of advisers said they preferred active funds

The report found 22% of advisers said they preferred active funds

Independent financial advisers (IFAs) have highlighted a number of concerns they have with investing in ETFs, according to research conducted by Investment Trends.

Its survey, entitled the 2018 UK Exchange Traded Products report, found 22% of advisers said they preferred active funds, while 19% said they lacked knowledge of ETPs and 18% stated ETFs were "too complicated" for their clients to understand. King Loong Choi, senior analyst at Investment Trends and author of the report, said the reason for this was ETF providers were directing their focus on institutional and wealth manager clients instead of the adviser market. In order to address these issues, 15% of the 963 IFAs surveyed said better ETF research was needed for them to increase thei...

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