Exchange Traded Funds for institutional investors
| United Kingdom
Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) have increased significantly in popularity since their first launch in the early 1990s. At 31 July 2011, total ETF assets were around US$1.4 trillion with over 2,800 different funds available to choose from. In this note we have provided a high level introduction to ETFs and set out some of the advantages and disadvantages of their use within investors’ portfolios.