ETF outlook: Trending in 2016

First Trust's Karl Cheong shares his recap of 2015 and his expectations for 2016 in the Canadian ETF market.

Jess Morgan 13 January, 2016 | 6:00PM

 

 

Karl Cheong: It was another record breaking year for Canadian ETFs. We saw about $16 billion of flows into Canadian ETFs. That surpasses the previous record of about $12 billion in 2012. We also saw about $400 billion of flows globally. So we saw investors focusing on low-cost international and fixed-income ETFs, especially amid the carnage we've seen here in our Canadian equity markets. So it was really a good time to be in the ETF business despite the tumultuous year we had in 2015.

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Jess Morgan  Jess Morgan is the associate editor of Morningstar Canada’s website. She began her career as a television producer and freelance writer, often making appearances on TV and radio as a commentator on politics and culture. She holds a BA in communications from the University of Winnipeg and a diploma in Creative Communications from Red River College.

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