Does ETF liquidity matter for investors?

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The Indian asset and wealth management industry laments the lack of liquidity in ETFs, encouraging investors to buy passive funds instead. But what is liquidity and does it matter?

In the past few days, two papers have been issued to answer this.

 

 

 

The CFA Society India issued a report on ETFs generally with some recommendations to enhance liquidity.

A Report on the Indian Exchange Traded Funds (ETF) Industry by CFA Society India

Anubhav Srivastava, of Infinity Alternatives and an ETF expert,  issued a primer on ETF liquidity. 

ETF Liquidity and Index Funds Primer

 

MMI’s founder, Hansi Mehrotra, has arranged a panel discussion through the CFA Society India to discuss both these points of view. The panel discussion will be webcast live on 1 June. Please check out details and register at

https://www.cfasociety.org/india/Newsletters/Practitioners%20Insights-%20Panel%20Discussion%20on%20ETF%20Liquidity%20and%20Investor%20Experience%20__1st%20June%202020.pdf

 

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