The global ETF industry had 2,605 ETFs with 5,905 listings and assets of USUSD1,399.4bn, from 142 providers on 48 exchanges around the world at the end of Q1 2011, according to the latest figures released by BlackRock. This compares to 2,131 ETFs with 4,133 listings and assets of USUSD1,081.9bn from 123 providers on 42 exchanges, at the end of Q1 2010.
The global ETF and ETP industry combined, had 3,724 products with 7,740 listings, assets of USUSD1,583.2bn from 178 providers on 52 exchanges around the world. This compares to 2,849 products with 5,158 listings, assets of USUSD1,235.4bn from 147 providers on 44 exchanges, at the end of Q1 2010.
The ETF industry in the United States had 949 ETFs and assets of USUSD950.0bn, from 29 providers on two exchanges at the end of Q1 2011. This compares to 814 ETFs and assets of USUSD736.3bn, from 29 providers on two exchanges at the end of Q1 2010.
USUSD11.2bn of net new assets went into United States listed ETFs/ETPs in March 2011. USUSD5.2bn net inflows went into equity ETFs/ETPs, of which USUSD2.5 Bn went into ETFs/ETPs tracking emerging market equity indices, while ETFs/ETPs tracking US equity indices saw net outflows of USUSD4.8bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USUSD3.2bn, of which USUSD0.7bn went into inflation linked bond ETFs/ETPs and USUSD0.7bn went into corporate bond ETFs/ETPs. Commodity ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USUSD2.4bn, of which ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to precious metals saw net inflows of USUSD0.7bn and USUSD0.7 Bn net inflows went into ETFs/ETPs providing agricultural commodity exposure in March 2011.
Of the USUSD8.8bn of net new assets in United States listed ETFs in March 2011, iShares gathered the largest net inflows with USUSD5.1bn, followed by Vanguard with USUSD3.7bn net inflows, while State Street Global Advisors saw USUSD3.3bn net outflows.
The European ETF industry had 1,122 ETFs with 3,896 listings and assets of USUSD307.5bn, from 41 providers on 23 exchanges at the end of Q1 2011. This compares to 910 ETFs with 2,579 listings and assets of USUSD233.7bn from 36 providers on 18 exchanges, at the end of Q1 2010.
USUSD10.3bn of net new assets went into European listed ETFs/ETPs in Q1 2011. USUSD7.7bn net inflows went into equity ETFs/ETPs, of which USUSD4.0bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing European single country exposure while ETFs/ETPs providing broad European exposure experienced net outflows of USUSD1.6bn. Fixed income ETFs/ETPs saw net inflows of USUSD0.3bn, of which USUSD1.3bn went into money market ETFs/ETPs while government bond ETFs/ETPs saw net outflows of USUSD1.5bn. USUSD2.2bn net inflows went into commodity ETFs/ETPs, of which USUSD1.2bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing broad commodity exposure and USUSD0.4bn went into ETFs/ETPs providing exposure to energy.
Of the USUSD4.0bn of net new assets in European listed ETFs in March 2011, UBS Global Asset Management gathered the largest net inflows with USUSD2.0bn, followed by iShares with USUSD1.3bn net inflows, while Lyxor Asset Management had the largest net outflows with USUSD0.3bn.
The Asia Pacific (ex-Japan) ETF industry had 224 ETFs with 336 listings and assets of USUSD56.9bn, from 63 providers on 13 exchanges at the end of Q1 2011. This compares to 159 ETFs with 255 listings and assets of USUSD40.6bn, from 53 providers on 13 exchanges, at the end of Q1 2010.
The Japanese ETF industry had 84 ETFs with 88 listings and assets of USUSD29.6 Bn, from eight providers on three exchanges at the end of Q1 2011. This compares to 70 ETFs with 73 listings and assets of USUSD27.3bn from six providers on two exchanges, at the end of Q1 2010. There are 178 ETFs which have filed notifications in Japan.
The Latin American ETF industry had 26 ETFs, with 405 listings and assets of USUSD10.2bn, from four providers on three exchanges at the end of Q1 2011. This compares to 21 ETFs, with 231 listings and assets of USUSD9.3bn from three providers on three exchanges, at the end of Q1 2010.
The Canadian ETF industry had 171 ETFs and assets of USUSD42.8bn, from four providers on one exchange at the end of Q1 2011. This compares to 132 ETFs and assets of USUSD32.8 Bn from four providers on one exchange, at the end of Q1 2010.