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Global ETF assets down one per cent year-to-date


The global exchange-traded fund industry had 2,252 ETFs with 4,637 listings, assets of USD1,025.9bn, from 130 providers on 42 exchanges around the world at the end of quarter two 2010, according to a report by BlackRock.

Year-to-date assets have decreased by 1.0 per cent from USD1,036.0bn to USD1,025.9bn, which is less than the 10.9 per cent decrease in the MSCI World index in US dollar terms.

The number of ETFs increased by 22.2 per cent with 327 new ETFs launched, while 25 ETFs were delisted.

The number of ETFs listed in Europe surpassed the US, with 961 ETFs listed in Europe, compared to 846 in the US.

There are currently plans to launch 957 new etfs.

The global ETF and ETP industry combined had 3,075 products with 5,811 listings, assets of USD1,158.6bn from 156 providers on 44 exchanges around the world at the end of quarter two.
The European ETF industry had 961 ETFs with 2,979 listings, assets of USD218.0bn, from 35 providers on 18 exchanges.

In June 2010, net new assets into European domiciled ETFs/ETPs totalled USD2.6bn, with fixed income receiving USD1.5bn net inflows, followed by emerging markets equities with USD1.3bn, while European equities experienced USD1.5bn net outflows in June 2010.

YTD net new assets into European domiciled ETFs/ETPs totalled USD24.4bn, with fixed income receiving USD5.8bn new inflows, followed by commodities with USD5.7bn and European equities with USD1.5bn net new assets YTD.

The US ETF industry had 846 ETFs, assets of USD693.2bn, from 30 providers on two exchanges.

In June 2010 US domiciled ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows totalling USD12.4nn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw positive flows with USD4.8bn net new assets, followed by North American equities with USD4.4bn net inflows, while Asia Pacific equities experienced USD0.5bn net outflows in June 2010.

YTD US domiciled ETFs/ETPs experienced net inflows totalling USD40.4bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw positive flows with USD20.6bn net new assets, followed by commodities with USD9.1bn net inflows, while alternative asset classes experienced USD1.7bn net outflows YTD.

The Asia Pacific ex-Japan ETF industry had 183 ETFs with 286 listings, and assets of USD48.7bn from 60 providers on 13 exchanges.

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