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ETF assets up 11 per cent year-to-date, says BGI


Assets in the global exchange-traded fund industry have risen by 11 per cent year-to-date, according to a report by Barclays Global Investors.

Assets in the global exchange-traded fund industry have risen by 11 per cent year-to-date, according to a report by Barclays Global Investors.

At the end of quarter two 2009, the global ETF industry had 1,707 ETFs with 3,066 listings, assets of USD789.04bn from 93 providers on 42 exchanges around the world.

The number of ETFs has increased by 7.3 per cent with 180 new ETFs launched, while 68 ETFs have been de-listed. There are currently plans to launch 777 new ETFs.

In Q2 the number of ETFs listed in Europe surpassed the US, with 713 ETFs listed in Europe and 697 listed in the US.

The average daily trading volume in US dollars has decreased by 17.2 per cent year-to-date to USD66.8bn.

Standard & Poor’s ranks first in terms of ETF assets under management tied to its benchmarks with assets of USD189.93bn and 223 ETFs. MSCI ranks second with USD173.61bn and 245 ETFs, followed by Barclays Capital in third with USD67.22bn and 58 ETFs.

Globally, iShares is the largest ETF provider in terms of both number of products, 386 ETFs, and assets of USD380.23bn, reflecting 48.2 per cent market share. State Street Global Advisers is second with 104 products, and USD119.68bn and 15.2 per cent market share, followed by Vanguard with 40 products, assets of USD59.2bn and 7.5 per cent market share at the end of Q2.

Net sales of mutual funds (excluding ETFs) were USD99bn, while net sales of ETFs were USD36.6bn during the first five months of the year, according to Strategic Insight.
Additionally, there were 302 other exchange-traded products with assets of USD84.38bn from 32 providers on 18 exchanges.

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