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Adoption of ETFs in Asia set to grow, says iShares exec

Simplicity, transparency, cost and unbundling of returns seen driving growth

ETF-managed portfolio segment has attracted US$350 billion in assets globally, says Mr Espeskog


ASIA's take-up of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) is expected to pick up, thanks to the increasing use of ETFs in managed portfolio solutions and the emergence of more novel products, such as "smart beta" ETFs.

Geir Espeskog, head of iShares Asia-Pacific distribution, says...