S1E24: Exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and their growth in Asia

  • 20 May 2024

Hear why active ETFs are becoming more popular.  

Synopsis: Every third Monday of the month, hosts Lee Su Shyan and Ven Sreenivasan - both senior columnists at The Straits Times - offer you an extra edge in managing your hard-earned money.

In this episode, J.P. Morgan Asset Management's Apac head of ETF - Philippe El-Asmar - discusses the growth of ETFs in Asia.

In particular, there is a growing focus on active ETFs.

Being actively managed, they may offer better returns. However, what are the risks?

Highlights (click/tap above): 

2:05 Growth of the ETF market   

5:20 Misconceptions that all ETFs are passive ones 

6:25 ETFs are also used by institutional investors, not just retail investors   

7:50 What are fixed income ETFs? 

9:45 Advantages of investing in active ETFs 

12:50 Risks to be aware of when investing active ETFs

Produced by: Lee Su Shyan (sushyan@sph.com.sg), Ernest Luis, and Teo Tong Kai

Edited by: Teo Tong Kai

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