A new breed of advisors and asset managers, dubbed ETF Investment Strategists, has emerged, according to research from iShares, providing expertise in exchange-traded portfolio construction and trading to investors seeking outsourced model portfolios.

“The movement toward specialized ETF investment management represents a true sea change for the ETF market, as advisors increasingly recognize that ETF Investment Strategists can help decrease time spent on portfolio issues, create more time for building client relationships, and yield distinctive advisory value via their delivery of model ETF portfolios,” stated Sue Thompson, Head of iShares Registered Investment Advisor/Asset Management Group at BlackRock.

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