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An Insight into ETFs – How to use ETFs for global investment

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Does foreign equity market provide something additional which Indian markets can’t? Experts from Mirae Assets Global Investments (India) discussed the need for investors to diversify country risk and invest in global economies through passive investing in an exclusive webinar.

Siddharth Srivastava, Head – ETF Products, Mirae Assets and Will Tu, Asia Pacific, ICE Data Services shared insights on emerging themes and mega-trends in foreign equity markets and opportunities outside the Indian ecosystem.

As part of our series “Insight into ETFs” in association with Mirae Asset Investment, Economictimes.com conducted a session on global investing. The session deliberated on strategies to invest in global markets through ETFs and why passive exposure makes more sense.

“There are a lot of interesting themes like cloud computing, electric vehicles, etc in the global markets which are not fairly represented in the Indian equity market. Any Indian investor who wants to take exposure in these emerging themes, has to look outside India for investment purposes,” believes Siddharth.

Indian equity markets are dominated by traditional themes like IT, Oil and Gas and global investing can open up new avenues for wealth creation. On reasons why ETFs are becoming popular vehicles to take exposure in foreign markets, Will said: “ETFs are extremely clear and efficient products besides being low cost for investors.”

Talking about the emerging trends, Will added, “In the last few years, thematic ETFs have emerged as a preferred investment in the Asia Pacific region especially in Taiwan and Hong Kong. There has been a shift from broad market ETFs to thematic ETFs.”

According to Siddharth, investing in multiple equity markets can significantly improve the returns because of risk diversification.”ETFs provide a very simple and focused way to invest in any theme. For instance, if someone wants to explore companies investing in cloud computing, ETFs can be a transparent and method driven approach to take exposure at a very low cost.”

The exclusive session also talked about tax and currency implications pertaining to global investing. And also enumerated the key things investors should keep in mind before investing in a global fund.
To watch the full session click here.

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