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Australia triples ETF retail investors

Australia triples ETF investorsThe growth of Australia’s ETF market among retail investors looks set to continue, according to a research. The report from ETF provider Computershare states that among the ETF registers that it administers in the Australian market, the number of retail investors has risen by 230%. They also comprise the largest segment among Computershare’s ETF clients, accounting for 11% of its A$17 billion assets under management. However, while the number of retail investors has increased markedly, the size of their respective portfolios has not risen at the same rate. According to the report, just over half (50.5%) of the investors that Computershare oversees own just one ETF while almost half (47.7%) have a portfolio with A$10,000 or less. “It’s clear that Australian investors are continuing their love affair with ETFs, with many factors driving the product’s continuing popularity, including easy-access trading platforms, lower fees and investors becoming more likely to move their disposable income into the share market since the start of the pandemic,” said Ibrahim Hussein, head of ETFs at Computershare Australia and New Zealand. Hussein also referenced the Australian government’s Future of Financial Advice initiative, designed to promote more transparency in the advisory market, as a driver of the country’s ETF market ©2023 funds global asia

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