A new report of Charles Schwab advocates the take up of ETFs as the investment vehicle of choice from the tech savvy generations. Whilst this report was US focused, its findings very much mirror what BlackRock published earlier in the summer about the European ETF landscape. Younger people like ETFs, simple.
About 4,300 funds and ETFs alone have been launched in the US in the past decade, bringing the total to more than 10,000. In China the number of funds has doubled, reaching 10,576 at the end of last year. Judging by the pace of products that are being launched, have we reached a saturation point? Do investors really need more funds to achieve their objectives?