ETF inclusion in IA sectors set for April 2021 as Global Bonds sectors splits

Follows indefinite delay from Q1 2020

James Baxter-Derrington
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The global sector will become 14 separate groups from next April
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The global sector will become 14 separate groups from next April

Exchange-trade funds are set to enter the Investment Association's (IA) sectors from 19 April 2021, the same date the IA Global Bonds sector will be split into 14 new segments.

The inclusion of ETFs was originally due to occur in Q1 2020. However, back in February, it was revealed the IA had delayed it indefinitely, following concerns that the influx of ETFs may alter the profile of a number of sectors significantly. Once this transition is completed, the IA sectors will contain more than 4,000 funds split across 52 individual sectors, although only physically replicated ETFs are eligible for inclusion in its sectors. ETFs in 2020: The year passive products made waves and broke record after record Had the IA Global Bonds sector remain unchanged, the inclu...

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