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Over 7 in 10 Singaporean investors say ETFs improved their overall portfolio

More than half said ETFs offer more liquidity to respond rapidly to market changes.

Seventy-eight per cent (78%) of affluent Singaporean investors with an existing exchange-traded fund (ETF) holding report containing ETFs benefited from improved overall performance of their portfolio, a survey by State Street Global Advisors has revealed.

The survey also found that majority of Singaporeans (81%) believe that ETFs have made them better investors.

Whether or not they own ETFs in their portfolio, Singaporean investors agree that ETFs are an investor-friendly investment product (66%), better diversified than other investment products  (68%).

More than half of the investors also agree that ETFs offer more liquidity to respond more rapidly to market changes (58%) and have a lower expense ratio than mutual funds (51%).

To add, investors also believe that ETFs mitigate risk better in volatile markets compared to other investments (59%) 

“The ETF industry has democratised investing, giving investors large and small access to institutional-grade solutions that offer efficient, cost-effective exposures to all corners of the global investment market,” said Rory Tobin, head of State Street Global Advisors’ Global SPDR ETF Business. 

“The ETF industry as a whole has demonstrated its resilience throughout major market events ranging from the burst of the late 1990s dot-com bubble to the global financial crisis of 2008 and, more recently, the extreme pandemic-era volatility,” Tobin added.

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