Can riskier products spur demand for ETFs?
Chee Jo-Ey | 22 Nov 2019 00:30
Bursa Malaysia will soon witness the launch of three pairs of exchange-traded funds (ETFs) with the first one expected to be floated on the local bourse by the end of November this year.

This comes on the back of a low appetite for passive investing. Checks on Bursa Malaysia show only 11 ETFs so far since the launch of the maiden ABF Malaysia Bond Index Fund, which was listed on July 18, 2005. Question is, how will this new batch of ETFs excite the local bourse?

Kenanga Investors Bhd executive director and CEO Ismitz Matthew De Alwis tells FocusM that these new ETFs are powerful investment tools that will be able “to give alpha to traders and investors alike if used correctly”.

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