Dhaka Stock Exchange will be launching a new investment product ETF this year in September-October. Initially, the ETF, which will debut on the market, will invest in just 30 companies included in the DS-30 index. The DSE authorities stated this, at a press conference that took place at the DSE Tower in Nikunj on the launch of ETFs and the Alternative Transactions Board (ATB).
An Exchange-Traded Fund, or ETF, is a type of pooled investment security similar to a mutual fund. ETFs typically track specific indexes, sectors, commodities, or other assets. ETFs, unlike mutual funds, can be bought and sold on a stock exchange in the same manner as for regular stocks. Compared to buying stocks individually, ETFs have low expense ratios and fewer broker commissions.
According to DSE, new investments or funds entering the market will have a positive impact on the stability of the market. Amin Bhuiyan, managing director of the company, and M. Saifur Rahman- Chief Managing Officer were present On the occasion.
DSE applicants LankaBangla Group, Shanta Asset Management, and Greendelta Asset Management have expressed interest in starting the first ETF. According to reports, there are also a few other institutions that plan to create such a fund.