As exchange-traded funds become more popular with advisors and their clients, allocations to ETFs in fee-based portfolios are quickly increasing, says a new report from Cerulli Associates released on Wednesday.

Advisors have allocated more to ETFs than ever before, the report shows. Up from 2.8% in 2008, ETFs made up 8.7% of portfolios at the end of the second quarter of 2012 according to findings from the report, The Cerulli Edge – Managed Accounts Edition.

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