Global investors looking to temper prevailing market volatility and remove company-and sector-specific risks increasingly include passive exchange traded fund (ETF) investments in their portfolios.

According to the "BetaShares Global ETF Review", in the first six months of 2019 US-based ETFs had $56bn in net inflows, versus outflows from traditional managed funds of $8.5bn, while the global ETF industry hit at a record high with $5.6-trillion in assets under management.

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