Turmoil boosts ETF usage says Blackrock in run-up to anniversary

Blackrock's first exchange traded funds listed on European soil are turning 20 this month, and even though Nordic investors needed a regulatory push to embrace the index vehicles, they are now setting the direction for their future development, according to head of iShares institutional sales for the Nordics.

Matti Tammi has been leading iShares' sales in the Nordic region since 2011 | Photo: PR

Looking back over the last 20 years, every time we have experienced market volatility, the number of new ETF users has risen - and once they start, they generally don’t stop.

These are the words from Stephen Cohen, head of EMEA iShares and index investments at Blackrock, in relation to iShares' first listings in Europe turning 20. Cohen believes that this crisis will accelerate ETF adoption around the world.

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