Even as ETFs further their penetration into markets across the globe, many market experts say the funds will evolve and mature in the upcoming months, as advisors look to alleviate client concerns.

The popularity of smart beta ETFs is still on the rise - up nearly 44% across retail channels in the last year according to Broadridge Financial Solutions. Broadridge Senior Vice President of Access Data Frank Polefrone says he expects this trend to continue, especially in retail channels that are driven by advisors.

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