27 Jan '11, 1pm

ETF trading in Singapore to grow

ETF trading in Singapore to grow

SINGAPORE : Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) are set to comprise a bigger part of trading volume on the Singapore Exchange (SGX), following in the footsteps of the US and European markets. Currently, ETFs make up just 1.5 per cent of total daily trading on the SGX, but that number is likely to double in the next two years, according to Deutsche Bank. ETFs account for 40 per cent of the daily market turnover in the US and 14 per cent in Europe. ETFs, which often track the performance of an index and can be bought and sold like shares, have been around in Singapore for 9 years. And interest in them is growing. Last year, total ETF turnover on the SGX grew 45 per cent from 2009, to S$6.6 billion. Overall ETF assets in Singapore grew 11 per cent to S$3.2 billion. Deutsche Bank which has 41 ETFs listed in Singapore, more than its competitors, said it is confident of the growth pros...

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