Deutsche Börse has retained its position as European market leader in trading exchange-traded funds in the first quarter of 2008, with the market’s XTF segment achieving a turnover vo
Deutsche Börse has retained its position as European market leader in trading exchange-traded funds in the first quarter of 2008, with the market’s XTF segment achieving a turnover volume of EUR31.9bn in the first three month the year, head of competing ETF marketplaces NYSE Euronext, Borsa Italiana and the London Stock Exchange.
The Frankfurt-based exchange, which enjoyed 36.6 per cent of the European market, was followed closely by NYSE Euronext – operator of the Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam and Lisbon exchanges – with EUR29.3bn (33.7 per cent), followed by Milan with EUR10.9bn (12.5 per cent) and London with EUR5.4bn (EUR6.2bn).
With currently 316 listed ETFs, Deutsche Börse says it offers investors and trading participants a broader variety of products than any other ETF trading venue in Europe. Last year Deutsche Börse’s XTF segment headed rival European exchanges with total annual trading turnover of EUR108.9bn and a product offering of 278 ETFs.
‘Achieving market leadership is evidence of the great attraction in liquidity and cost structure for issuers and investors alike,’ says Rainer Riess, managing director for cash market development at Deutsche Börse. ‘We are pleased to be able to offer investors new and interesting investment prospects through our growing ETF offering in the future as well.’
Since 2000, Deutsche Börse has offered trading with ETFs via the electronic trading system Xetra. The exchange currently offers an average monthly trading volume of more than EUR9bn and a range of ETF providers comprising db x-trackers, EasyETF, ETFlab, iShares, Lyxor, Market Access, PowerShares,
UBS Exchange Traded Funds and Xmtch.