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The Rise of America's Hottest Investment Product is Changing Trading

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Matt Turner of Business Insider reports on the increasing number of institutional investors taking bigger positions in ETFs as they continue to gain popularity.  Citing a recent ETF whitepaper , Turner notes that since the launch of its RFQ platform for US-listed ETF in February 2016, $24 billion in notional volume has been executed on Tradeweb. The paper notes that based on Tradeweb data, RFQ trading would especially benefit less liquid ETFs, with the firm stating that RFQ liquidity for less liquid securities was 1300% greater than the liquidity available on exchanges in 2016.