Institutional investors are expected to increase their use of exchange-traded funds and institutional demand for fixed income ETFs are expected to rise, according to new findings from iShares.

Specifically, iShares found that among global asset managers, the usage of ETFs in their portfolios according to self-reported regulatory filings grew from $105 billion in Q3 2011 to $125 billion in Q3 2012. “We also see growth for advisors who provide expertise about ETF portfolio construction and trading to other advisors seeking outsourced model portfolios,” according to the firm.

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