ETF Landscape: Global Industry Highlights


Deborah Fuhr, Managing Director and Global Head of ETF Research and Implementation Strategy at BlackRock, reports on the growth of Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchanged Traded Products (ETPs) around the globe.

At the end of May 2011, the global ETF industry had 2,747 ETFs with 6,079 listings and assets of US$1,446.6 Bn, from 142 providers on 49 exchanges around the world.

This compares to 2,218 ETFs with 4,478 listings and assets of US$1,044.1 Bn from 131 providers on 42 exchanges at the end of May 2010.

We expect global AUM in ETFs and ETPs1to increase by 20–30% annually over the next few years, taking the global ETF/ETP industry to approximately US$2 trillion in AUM by early 2012.

Considering ETFs separately, AUM should reach US$2 trillion globally by the end of 2012, US$1 trillion in the United States in 2011 and US$500 billion in Europe in 2013.

Taking ETFs and ETPs together, United States AUM should reach US$2 trillion in 2013, with European AUM reaching US$500 billion in 2012.

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