P&I Online readers don't believe exchange-traded funds will be wildly popular with defined contribution plans over the next five years, according to the results of an online survey conducted last week.
Of the 141 respondents taking part in the survey at pionline.com, 36.17% thought ETF market share would remain about the same in DC plans, while another 36.17% believe ETFs eventually gain 5% to 10% in market share.
Others were more bullish on ETF growth, with 15.6% believing ETF market share will rise 10% to 20% in five years and 12.06% of respondents predicting an increase of more than 20%.
The question — How much market share do you think exchange-traded funds will gain in defined contribution plans over the next five years? — was asked to P&I Online readers last week.
The survey followed a story published in Pensions & Investments June 10 that said defined contribution plan executives aren't really pursuing ETF options for their plans.