It has been a prolific period for growth in exchange traded funds (ETFs) in SA in recent years, despite significant economic challenges and weak investor sentiment.

The primary factor in this regard is performance. The Association for Savings and Investment SA’s "Collective Investment Schemes Quarterly Performance Survey" for 2018 confirms that passive ETFs have ranked as top performers among SA investment products, outperforming most fund managers in the survey over three, five and 10-year periods.

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