Assets of global exchange-traded funds have increased by 7.4 per cent year-to-date from USD1,036.1bn to USD1,113.1bn.
At the end of April 2010, the global ETF industry had 2,189 ETFs with 4,354 listings, assets of USD1,113.1bn, from 122 providers on 42 exchanges around the world.
Year-to-date the number of ETFs increased by 12.4 per cent with 253 new ETFs launched.
The number of ETFs listed in Europe surpassed the US, with 932 ETFs listed in Europe, compared to 839 in the US.
There are currently plans to launch 872 new ETFs.
The top 100 ETFs, out of 2,189, account for 64.2 per cent of global ETF AUM, while 423 ETFs have less than USD10.0m in assets.
The European ETF industry had 932 ETFs with 2,748 listings, assets of USD234.3bn, from 36 providers on 18 exchanges at the end of April. Net new assets into European domiciled ETFs/ETPs totalled USD14.3bn YTD, with emerging market equities receiving USD3.3bn net inflows, followed by fixed income with USD3.1bn and commodities with USD2.5bn net new assets YTD.
The US ETF industry had 839 ETFs, assets of USD764.0bn, from 28 providers on two exchanges. Net new assets into US domiciled ETFs/ETPs totalled USD21.8bn YTD, with fixed income ETFs/ETPs receiving USD12.8bn net inflows, followed by Asia Pacific equity ETFs/ETPs with USD3.1bn net new assets, while alternative asset classes experienced USD1.2bn net outflows YTD.
The Canadian ETF industry had 134 ETFs, assets of USD33.0bn, from four providers on one exchange.
The Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF industry had 168 ETFs with 267 listings, and assets of USD44.4bn from 53 providers on 13 exchanges.
The Japanese ETF industry had 70 ETFs with 73 listings, and assets of USD26.3bn from six providers on two exchanges.
The Latin American ETF industry had 21 ETFs with 243 listings, and assets of USD9.1bn from three providers on three exchanges.