Why are Some ETFs Cheaper than Others?

The fees on ETFs tracking the same markets vary significantly - we look at how it can affect your returns

Annalisa Esposito 13 August, 2019 | 12:40AM

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Time-poor investors have increasingly turned to passive funds as they don’t have the time to cherry-pick stocks themselves and don’t want to pay high fees for active funds. It is no wonder then, that the exchange-traded fund (ETF) industry has flourished as a result.

According to Morningstar research, the amount held in European-domiciled ETFs has more than doubled over the past five years, with ETFs accounting for 8.6% of total assets under management as of March 2019.

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Annalisa Esposito  is a data journalist for Morningstar.co.uk

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