Since launching its first ETF in Paris in 2001, Lyxor has seen the European ETF space grow from two issuers to 51, and from less than EUR100 million in assets to over EUR450 billion.
The firm writes that throughout its expansion, Lyxor has maintained its position at the top, and today they retain their position as Europe’s third largest ETF issuer. 2015 was a record year which saw Lyxor ETF collect EUR8.9 billion in new assets and 20 per cent of all reported ETF trading – the second highest level in Europe.
Looking to the future, the company remains ambitious. The firm writes that while maintaining strength in France, Germany and Italy remain critical, further developing its presence in the UK, and launching a new range in Asia are new priorities. The firm will continue to adapt existing funds to better suit the need of investors, and develop new Smart Beta and Fixed Income ETFs where it is currently number three by AUM.
Commenting on Lyxor ETF’s 15th anniversary, Arnaud Llinas, Head of ETF & Indexing, says: “Every aspect of our efforts over the last 15 years has been with our investors in mind. We have sought to consider not only what they want to invest in, but how we can deliver the best result in terms of tracking and liquidity. While delighted with our success to date, our focus now is on developing our business further, and continuing to offer our clients newer, better ways to access the markets”.