On Monday, a new study conducted by Greenwich Associates and sponsored by BlackRock showed institutional investors continue to ratchet up use of ETFs. [Institutions Increase Use of ETFs]

The study shows 46% of institutional ETF investors surveyed allocate 10% or more of total assets to ETFs with 47% saying they expect to boost ETF usage over the next year.

“About 30% of institutional ETF investors report ETF allocations in the 10% to 25% range. RIAs, who are the largest users of ETFs by assets, have the largest ETF allocations with 41% of RIAs investing more than 25% of total assets in ETFs,” according to the study.

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ETF Trends editorial team contributed to this post. Tom Lydon’s clients own shares of EEM, EFA and IEMG.