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The ideas outlined in this paper represent observations on the challenges, opportunities and drivers of change present in the current investment environment.
Mercer provide these ideas with the aim of provoking discussion, but the appropriate response at an investor level will be heavily influenced by the specific beliefs, objectives and constraints of each investor.
Mercer look forward to helping investors adapt their strategies as new risks and opportunities arise over the course of 2019 and address key themes that evolve and reflect important shifts in the investment landscape.
ETFs are an integral part of the investment process for many institutional investors, traders and risk managers. They are changing the way institutions construct portfolios, fine-tune risk and manage operational tasks like cash management and portfolio transitions.
One of the drivers of ETF growth is the ease and speed with which ETFs enable investors to express their investment views; this makes trade execution one of a number of important factors driving ETF investors' returns.
The 2018 Guide to ETFs highlights how institutions are using ETFs across asset classes to improve portfolio outcomes.