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Assessing the risks of an ETF 'blow up' Add to ...

Can an ETF blow up?

It's a question Oliver McMahon, director of product management at iShares Canada, has been hearing a lot lately. So many concerned investors have been contacting Canada's largest purveyor of exchange-traded funds that iShares' employees had to team up to handle all the calls.

"We were getting multiple calls a day. Some from retail investors and some from institutional investors with responsibility for very large pools of money, some from advisers, across the whole spectrum," Mr. McMahon said.

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