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Global ETF assets rise by 18.8 per cent


At the end of November 2010, the global exchange-traded fund industry had 2,422 ETFs with 5,413 listings and assets of USD1,231.0bn from 133 providers on 46 exchanges around the world, according to a report by BlackRock.

Year-to-date assets have increased by 18.8 per cent from USD1,036.1bn to USD1,231.0bn.

The top 100 ETFs out of 2,422, account for 63.2 per cent of global ETF assets under management. 1,524 ETFs have less than USD100m in assets, 1,242 ETFs have less than USD50m in assets and 434 ETFs have less than USD10m in assets.

YTD, the number of ETFs has increased by 24.7 per cent with 530 new ETFs launched while 51 ETFs were delisted.

The number of ETFs listed in Europe surpassed the US in April 2009. As at the end of November 2010, Europe has 1,052 ETFs listed, compared to 893 ETFs listed in the US. There are currently plans to launch 1,046 new ETFs globally.

YTD, the number of exchanges with official listings has increased from 41 to 46 and the ETF average daily trading volume in US dollars has increased by 27.4 per cent to USD64.6bn.

MSCI ranks first in terms of AUM and number of products tracking its benchmarks with assets of USD315.4bn and 369 ETFs. Second is Standard & Poor’s with assets of USD272.2bn and 299 ETFs, followed by Barclays Capital with USD113.3bn and 82 ETFs.

Globally, iShares is the largest ETF provider in terms of both number of products (468 ETFs) and assets (USD549.8bn), reflecting 44.7 per cent market share. State Street Global Advisors is second with 113 products, assets of USD171.1bn and 13.9 per cent market share, followed by Vanguard with 65 products, assets of USD141.2nn and 11.5 per cent market share.

The top three ETF providers, out of 133, account for 70.0 per cent of global ETF AUM.

Globally, net sales of mutual funds (excluding ETFs) were minus USD139.7bn, while net sales of ETFs were positive USD140.3bn during the first ten months of 2010, according to Strategic Insight.

Additionally, there were 1,039 other exchange-traded products with 1,747 listings and assets of USD161.4bn from 54 providers on 22 exchanges.

Combined, there were 3,461 products with 7,160 listings, assets of USD1,392.4bn from 165 providers on 50 exchanges around the world at the end of November 2010.

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