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Global ETF assets down five per cent YTD


At the end of January 2010 the global exchange-traded fund industry had 2,053 ETFs with 3,928 listings, assets of USD984.0bn, from 113 providers on 40 exchanges around the world, according to a report by BlackRock.

Assets have fallen by five per cent year-to-date, which is more than the 4.2 per cent fall in the MSCI World Index in US dollar terms.

YTD the number of ETFs increased by 5.4 per cent with 106 new ETFs launched. There are currently plans to launch 820 new ETFs.

The number of ETFs listed in Europe has surpassed the US, with 896 ETFs listed in Europe, compared to 791 in the US.

YTD the average daily trading volume in US dollars increased by 40.6 per cent to USD70.7bn.

Globally, iShares is the largest ETF provider in terms of both number of products, 434 ETFs, and assets of USD470.0bn, reflecting 47.8 per cent market share. State Street Global Advisors is second with 107 products and USD139.1bn, 14.1 per cent market share, followed by Vanguard with 47 products and assets of USD92.2bn and 9.4 per cent market share.

Combined, there were 2,673 products with 4,839 listings, assets of USD1,132.7bn from 137 providers on 43 exchanges around the world.

At the end of January 2010 the European ETF industry had 896 ETFs with 2,468 listings, assets of USD217.9bn, from 34 providers on 18 exchanges. YTD assets have fallen by four per cent, which is less than the 5.9 per cent fall in the MSCI Europe Index in US dollar terms.

The Canadian ETF industry had 125 ETFs, assets of USD28.4bn, from four providers on one exchange. YTD assets have fallen by 0.5 per cent, which is less than the 7.8 per cent fall in the MSCI Canada Index in US dollar terms.

The Japanese ETF industry had 68 ETFs with assets of USD24.2bn from six providers on two exchanges. YTD assets have fallen by 1.6 per cent, compared to an increase of 1.3 per cent in the MSCI Japan Index in US dollar terms.

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