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Hedge Funds Increase Use Of ETFs

An increasing number of hedge funds are using exchange-traded funds to get exposure to markets as MIFiDII puts pressure on greater transparency on traded volumes. The news is a boon to both the ETF market and hedge funds, which benefit from their liquid and low cost characteristics. ETFs and exchange traded products listed globally gathered net inflows of $18.99bn in March marking the 50th consecutive month of net inflows into ETFs/ETPs, according to research consultant ETFGI.  At the end of March 2018, the Global ETF/ETP industry had 7,389 ETFs/ETPs, with 13,926 listings, assets of $4.919trn, from 368 providers on 69 exchanges in...