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Half of Canadian institutions polled have replaced a derivatives product with an ETF for the sake of simplicity, the report says. (NicoElNino/Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Half of Canadian institutions polled have replaced a derivatives product with an ETF for the sake of simplicity, the report says. (NicoElNino/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Canadian institutional investors increase ETF exposure Add to ...

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Canadian institutional investors are broadening their use of exchange-traded funds as they seek to limit costs in their quest for liquidity and diversification, according to a new report.

Professional money managers are increasingly turning to certain kinds of ETFs that promise to boost returns in the persistent low-interest-rate environment, which has also inspired forays into alternative asset classes. Some of these newer products can also mitigate risk compared with other ETFs by targeting stocks with a lower volatility profile.

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