Nevertheless, the overall picture for smart beta ETFs remains bright as more than half of those surveyed in the U.K. and Canada and 40% of those in the U.S. anticipate to increase usage of smart beta products in the future.
Most smart beta ETF users have looked at them as a long-term, strategic investment opportunity. Only 30% of U.S., 21% of Canadian and 27% of U.K. advisors traded smart beta ETFs purely as tactical investments.
The financial advisors also attributed “improve diversification” as their first or second reason for incorporating smart beta into a portfolio.
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