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Assets in the global exchange-traded fund industry have risen by nine per cent year-to-date, according to a report from Barclays Global Investors.

Assets in the global exchange-traded fund industry have risen by nine per cent year-to-date, according to a report from Barclays Global Investors.

The number of ETFs has increased by 4.3 per cent with 119 new ETFs launched.

The average daily trading volume in US dollars has decreased by 6.9 per cent to USD75.1bn.

Standard & Poor’s ranks first with USD184.64bn in ETF assets under management tied to their benchmarks, while MSCI ranks second with USD173.07bn, followed by Barclays Capital in third with USD64.72bn.

Globally, iShares is the largest ETF provider in terms of number of products, 382 ETFs, and assets of USD374.96bn, reflecting a 48.4 per cent market share. State Street Global Advisors is second with 104 products and USD115.29bn, representing a 14.9 per cent market share.

Globally, net sales of mutual funds (excluding ETFs) were minus USD6.0bn, while net sales of ETFs were positive USD7.7bn during the first three months of 2009, according to Strategic Insight.

Additionally, there were 302 other exchange-traded products with assets of USD83.12bn from 33 providers on 18 exchanges.

Combined, there were 1,962 products with assets of USD858.32bn from 109 providers on 44 exchanges around the world.

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