The participants discussed the importance of ETFs to the local capital market and said that they are very vital to build investment portfolios and thus they are widely used by institutional investors and increasingly by financial advisors and retail investors to achieve passive exposure according to their preferred investment strategies.
ETFs can be bought and sold like shares throughout the trading day. Individual investors may purchase or sell an ETF via their broker, and may enter the same types of orders that are placed for shares. ETFs offer exposure to a diversified portfolio of stocks with a single execution. Investors have full transparency of the underlying portfolio of intra-day priced assets, with holdings disclosed on a regular, frequent basis.